It was introduced, so said the paper, by a cabinet minister at a breakfast meeting that he attended. He gave credit for the idea to a foreigner. The topic was the way we are to aim for a 100 point life. We are given the code and how to decipher it. Each letter of the English alphabet is given a number value from 1 to 26. The first letter A =1, B=2 and Z=26. As shown below.
One of those at table asked what is the value of hard work for a life well lived? The minister converted the letters into numbers and it reached 98. (8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11). No, it doesn't make the perfect 100.
How about knowledge? Knowledge gives you 96 points.
Money as a goal? That is only 72 points.
Leadership? Gives you 89 points.
What then gives you 100 points? Attitude, gives you the perfect 100.
For a life well lived we need to change our attitude.
The global world in which we live enables us to see and hear what is going on in other parts of the world and hopefully makes us wiser-- but-- depending on our ability to discern.