If I were rich and powerful, and given the choice to leave this place, I would not. While I make no excuses that being rich and powerful are somehow beyond my control, and unachievable, I would not leave. Would I keep the blankets hanging in the doorway to block the cold air, or the sleeping bag adorning the laundry room entry fighting the chill? No.. I would hire someone to come in, and insulate this house, re-do the entry way and laundry thus keeping the cold out of the living areas.
I would probably also employ them to fix the basement entrance, and the front porch, build shelving, shovel driveways, and mow the lawn. Or maybe I would not. Maybe I would learn from this person all that I need to know, so I could build my own shelves, fix our own porch, or flop stairs around to a basement entrance. Because really….Its not the money, or the power that are the prize.. Its becoming a person of such value that you are worth any amount of money, becoming a person of such character that power isn’t what defines you. Becoming who you were born to be.
How do we discover who we were born to become?