Hard Work and Society values

I was reading through a financial investment email from my bank.

The articles they were highlighting sounded interesting, but the footer “teaser” was even more so!

$3,850,000

The winnings (in US dollars) that Bianca Andreescu took home from the U.S. Open.

(Source: U.S. Tennis Association)

I find this an exceptional amount of money – I grew up when you wanted to be a millionaire – now your house costs more than the million that was going to bring you lifelong security.

Bianca has worked hard.  She is exceptional.  She deserves honour.

But I still scratch my head – where there is no hair.

What is the rest of the world worth? 

Is the true measure of worth in what we do – or cannot do? 

Or more to the point, is our worth based on our marketability – and consequently on the market?

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