What is life all about: a big bank account, a huge stock portfolio, a massive house, a fancy car? Even before the world economic crisis began, it seemed obvious that each of these materialistic feats pales in comparison to what is most real, genuine, and meaningful in life. This work contains inspirational beliefs that I hope and trust will aid anyone's understanding of their place in the world, and of the importance found in values such as personal and collective responsibility, stewardship, community, a sense of caring, and more... There are a number of old-fashioned values within these pages, although they are each focused on very 21st century issues. It is a book for every generation, and every walk of life. It is a book of hope.