Ask Margaret: What Color is Your Abundant Heart?
Q: Does your heart follow philosopher Thomas Hobbes? A: Philosopher Hobbes defined philanthropy as "desire of good to another, benevolence, good will, charity, good nature." Yet despite these words, Hobbes had difficulty thinking anyone who was a philanthropist did so except to "enhance the esteem or 'honor' in which he was held in the community or to promote his own security and power." Q: Perhaps you believe the words of Thomas Browne? A: Browne, an English physician who is credited with the expression "charity begins at home," believed that charity required both cool-headedness and humility. Q: Do your deeds follow in the footsteps of Andrew Carnegie? A: Carnegie expressed in his 1889 essay Wealth, which later became known as The Gospel of Wealth, [...]