There’s was a fun sci-fi series on the flat screen a few years ago called Stargate SG1. It started as a movie, and I recommend seeing the movie before watching the series.
One of the characteristics of the evil antagonists was a response to a simple question:
WHOM do you serve?
The idea was that the evil parasite living within a human body would reveal the master they served. It was one thing they couldn’t refuse.
It’s also a great idea.
Whom do you serve?
Is it yourself? Is it your family? Your wife, your children?
What about your community, or nation?
There’s a good chance it’s a little bit of all of those, if you’re a well-rounded human.
Today’s problem is that most people aren’t well-rounded anymore.
They serve their retirement.
Or they serve their bank account.
Whom do YOU serve?
Can you answer this?
You want to know my response?
I serve your grandchildren. I want them to have a better life than we enjoy today. I’m willing to sacrifice my own well-being in order to achieve this. I’ve already sacrificed income streams and lucrative positions.
Am I any closer to making this a better world for them? I’m not an optimist on this one.
At least I know who I serve.
How about you?