Socialists have recently been working overtime to make us think that wealth, ownership and private property are somehow negative---not spiritual. A very good example of this Neocommunist myth is the short video on U-tube titled "I Am", presumably about enlightenment, but the whole video collapses into a communist lecture against all competition and the evils of those who "Have more than their share"....as stated in the film. Most people who are wealthy are wealthy because they are hard working and Intelligent, not the greedy crooks portrayed in this film. The man behind this Socialist sell is Tom Shadyac, a man who bumped his head while riding his bike and claims to have awakened to the great truths of the evils of great wealth. Frankly, I don't think he ever recovered from his concussion. Shadyac gave us the great comedy Ace Ventura, starring Jim Carry. He earned his wealth by offering us a entertainment. He deserves the money....but since he bumped his noggin, he feels that he should do penance....what a waste.
After the brain concussion, he traveled all over the world interviewing the best socialist liberals he could find and cloaked his neo-communism in the makings of yoga, meditation and the Noetic Sciences. Since I am a veteran meditator and teach meditation to my many clients as a Psychologist, I very much resist this fruit cake pushing his anti capitalist, anti wealth and anti competition views while hiding behind the enlightenment rubric. This man is plain crazy. In the film, he shows us the immense wealth he acquired in Hollywood, then shows us how he gave all that up to now live in a trailer house....truly self sacrificing ! Giving up his mansion did not make one poor person less poor.
So what is the top income that we are allowed ? Who decides what our "fair share" is? If you are smart enough to get rich, by all means get rich. As the other film, "The Secret" rightly tells you, there is enough wealth in the Universe to go around. Being rich did not make anyone else poorer, unless you are using people like animals for back breaking labor. The whole idea that there is only one consciousness and we are partaking of it, comes from the Hindu Vedanta, one of the most advanced views of reality ever discovered by man. The communists are using this idea to push their agenda...don't fall for it. Meditate AND get rich.
There is only one All Pervading Consciousness...and you and I are part of it. The Hollywood socialists are afraid of their own wealth. The neo-communists would stop the Olympics, because to them, all competition is bad. The truth is, they FEAR competition and they fear the wealthy. Competition is the heart of nature, and it is the reason any of us are here on earth. Since these Socialist feel guilty for acquiring their wealth, I would be happy to accept a few million dollars to the Dr. Richard Pratt fund. I will use the money to keep writing....about the joys of Meditation and the glories of being rich. Poverty never helped anyone, and we will never be able to completely eradicate it, simply because there are non competent people in the world. That may or may not be their fault.
Rich people are giving us all a great deal, and we should applaud them. Live long and Prosper.