100 Years of Grace

Grace lee boggsHappy 100th Birthday this weekend to Grace Lee Boggs: activist, author, animator of Life. To celebrate: a word of inspiration from her book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (2011):

When you read Marx (or Jesus) this way, you come to see that real wealth is not material wealth and real poverty is not just the lack of food, shelter, and clothing. Real poverty is the belief that the purpose of life is acquiring wealth and owning things. Real wealth is not the possession of property but the recognition that our deepest need, as human beings, is to keep developing our natural and acquired powers to relate to other human beings.

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