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Thanks Fools for posting that column, one of your best (and most thoughtful) yet. We watched the Affluenza show (PBS) with our kids a couple of years ago, and it made a big impression on all of us. As investors and parents we do need to think about what we are teaching our children about money and lifestyles.

But there is another issue brought up by the program Affluenza which concerns investors. . .That is, that continued economic growth may not be sustainable as far as the planetary support systems go. The consumer-and growth-driven Western lifestyle helps investors' portfolios, but it contributes greatly to resource depletion, pollution, and loss of habitat for other species. Thus, the boom of the 90s has been good for our bank accounts, but perhaps not so good for the planet and the people/animals/plants seven generations from now.

We need to think about not only what we are teaching our children about money, but also what we are teaching them about living sustainably on the earth.

Ruth Henriquez Lyon
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