And it came to pass that the wise people of the world realised that the future of humanity will depend entirely on the next generation and the wise people decided to confer the greatest gifts they could on all of the children.
The wise people reached out around the world to every child and gave them three precious gifts:
The gift of love, The gift of wisdom and the gift of fairness.
The wise people realised that relationships are the key to a sustainable and peaceful future and that the only relationships that are sustained with people, places, activities or things are the ones with love involved. Other relationships are purely transactional and in such relationships, we are only as good as our last performance. The wise people realised we need irrational things like trust, loyalty, empathy and care and that those things cannot exist in transactional relationships, so they gave the gift of love to all of the children.
The second gift they gave to the children was the gift of wisdom. From their own experience the wise people knew how important wisdom was in making the best decisions for society and for the future. They understood how complex and challenging the world could be and how important it was to be able to navigate that complexity with wisdom. The wisdom would help the children avoid the pitfalls of short term, narrow and ego based thinking that had caused so many of the challenges the children would now have to resolve when they grew up.
The third gift they gave to the children was fairness, The wise people could see that if the love and wisdom were not shared with all of the people there would still be conflict, anger, bitterness and resentment, so they gave the children fairness, so that all of the beauty, wonder and wealth of the world could be shared by all. Not just the rich people, not just the lucky people, not just the people, but all of the living things who share our remote and lonely space raft.
And when the children grew up they worked hard at building things and creating value for all around them. They worked with love and felt love for those around them. They applied their wisdom to their personal lives and to their collective decisions and they were fair in how the riches of the world were distributed amongst all. And it came to pass that life was good and safe and happy.
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