We have been living in a second Gilded Age in America, in which the accumulation of personal wealth has taken precedence above all other values.
One problem with that behaviorother than the resulting economic bubbleis that the he who dies with the most toys wins philosophy leaves society as a whole crippled. Work that might benefit the entire nation is relegated to the back burner, and the country declines materially and spiritually.
Thats why its encouraging to read about people who have built something more meaningful than a bank account. People such as this year's four Health Care Hall of Fame inductees.