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Yet another spin around the sun. Pretty sweet article in the Toronto Star today. Can't say I think one red paperclip was about material gain and that I was the only one who benefited form the trades, but ultra kudos to Shauna Rempel for putting "Generation-insert-letter-here guy" on the page!

9 comments:

~~ Melissa said...

My theory is that you have suceeded _because_ you were not about material gain, per se. Your currency seems to be kindness and generosity.

Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve next (besides the book).

Jody Gnant said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to yoouuuuuuu!

:)

LOL

FryerSeb said...

I don't know if you have received my email then I wish you a very happy birthday here ;)

Have a nice day.
Fryerseb (from celebritieswall.com)

Anonymous said...

Pretty good article, but when it comes to frontrunners to play Kyle, I'm pretty sure Topher Grace would take the cake.

Chelsea said...

Definitely it's more than a material gain. Hey, in case you don't know, you've tapped in other people's lives. Yeah, kind of mush, but it's the truth for me.

Anonymous said...

Kyle- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I HOPE IT WAS A WONDERFUL ONE.
Cyd - Michigan

therichmind said...

What if it was for material gain?

People who have such views, and there are lots of them, seem to thing that there is some kind of scarcity.

But there is plenty and it's not doled out in limited amounts. It's attracted. And that's what Kyle has done - inspiring many people in the process.

And there is something called rational self interest.

Let me quote Ayne Rand.....

"The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours. But to win it requires total dedication and a total break with the world of your past, with the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the pleasure of others."

People who spend their existence worrying solely about the needs of others and not themselves are not noble, benevolent, and spiritual. They are crazy. And they will not be happy, nor will they be prosperous.

To repeat a line from a character in The Fountainhead...

"To say I love you one must first know how to say the word I."

Well done Kyle!

Angel said...

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

That one red paper clip touched many lives, including my own!

Your the best!!!!

Love,
Angel

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday from one of your blog readers! I am wondering if you are in the house and what it is like there in Saskatchewan.