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David Swanson

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The balance of wealth and values

Money buys a lot – but not happiness or a balanced life. It doesn’t change people, it reveals them. I met a lovely young couple years ago who won a pile in the lottery. His dream was to buy a touring motorcycle and play lots of golf; her dream was to holiday in the Caribbean and have their kids swim with dolphins. Driving home on the new bike, the mirror fell off and they returned to the dealership, joy interrupted by this annoyance. When it came to golf, he invited his three best buddies to play some nice courses they’d all only talked about before the win. A few rounds in, his appreciative buddies acknowledged that they couldn’t play anymore for a while because they had to get back to work. The 35-year-old lottery winner conceded that more rounds for him meant playing with a new group, retirees, good guys

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Longevity

Project England

We moved here for a change. We’re glad we did—and  now we appreciate Canada more than ever. We’ve been in England for five years, both by choice and circumstance. Life is different here. Our current address includes the term Cottage. We moved here, partly, to give our children the experience of another country, not because we found Canada unacceptable in any way. However, we felt that living abroad would educate the kids and, hopefully, give them a better appreciation for Canada. It’s done that, although English schools required a bit of adjustment for these Canadians. Arriving with three kids compelled us to quickly learn about school, GCSEs and A levels. All three were fortunate to go to the same school, which was built in 1660 and looks a bit like Hogwarts. What impressed me, though, was the church next door that was having repair work done to its roof. In

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