• Do you know the richest place on earth?

    in Self-Improvement

    I first heard this while listening to an audio program featuring my good friend Les Brown. I then finally found a reference to it online and I want to pass it on to you.

    What is the richest place on earth?

    This place of endless riches is not in the Middle East, where there’s rich black gold buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface—nor is this place in South Africa where there is a plethora of diamond mines. The wealthiest place in the world is a cemetery. Now one would ask, “For what justifiable reason is the wealthiest place in the world a cemetery?”

    Simply put, in a cemetery, you fill find that there are books that were never written. There are songs that were never sung. There are ideas that were never acted upon—dreams that were long forgotten. If one were to die today, then what ideas and what aspirations would die with him or her? And the immediate contingencies that relied on the survival of such a reverie would eventually perish with the evanescing dream.


    Will your dreams and aspirations be buried with you? Will you contribute assets to the cemetery or will you leave them fulfilled here on earth?

    (Note: I emphasize ‘on earth’ as I’m a believer and look forward to rewards in Heaven. But this quote deals with here on earth and what you’ll accomplish and fulfill before you leave this place.)

    Can’t wait to see your comments…


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    { 19 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Khobe

    Thank you Jermaine for this deep thought,
    I find it so true that dreams that have not been fulfilled rest in cemeteries, this is the reason we need to remind ourselves that we don’t have much time & even less excuses we can afford if we want to bring forth the gifts we have been given, to explore & to share. There lies an immense heritage to claim for ourselve, but when we do, the treasures that our heart & mind discover are endless. Do dreams live beyond the grave? It is only through our life that they can be built.


    2 Jermaine

    @khobe… enjoyed your reply!


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    It shows your truth intention that you are very aggressive towards your vision and dream.I have also such kind of intention and determination .I didn’t lose my determination and will never lose.I always pay much respect to such kind of restless spirit.


    4 Vinicius

    Being new in the industry I was shit seracd when I started in Jan. Thinking my classes wouldn’t be good enough, fun enough, I wouldn’t get enough clients, I didn’t know business, others are better/more qualified than me. My confidence rose with practise. I am now confident with my classes and clients. I still lack confidence sometimes thinking I’m not good enough/qualified enough but I feel a lot better than I did 6 months ago and am definitely confident in some areas that I wasn’t before


    5 Sarah Lopez

    I would just like to say thank you. Thank you for not letting “things” defined us. I was looking up the richest place on earth as far as money and never thinking that your respond is what I will find. Thank you


    6 Lucas

    This shows how wise and intelligent you are.cheers.



    This has truly thrown more light to my thought, thinking and also added to my knowledge in life, it is good for one to always make research in every aspect of life be it academics, environment, natural resources, animals both domestics or wild animals, climates e.t.c. its help now and in future. one cannot image that grave is the richest place on earth, but now it is clear and understanding.



    8 Healthy lifestyle, abundant living

    I hear what you are saying about the cemetary being the richest place but times are changing. Dreams are being realized, books are being written, stories being told, artistic creations being created and testimonies being given. The kingdom is at hand and the work is being done, stay tuned to His voice and serve with your gift.


    9 Jermaine Griggs

    True, new times but majority are still imprisoned and this
    quote will always hold true, unfortunately. Were talking on a mass
    level and there’s still 6+ billion people in this world. The goal
    is to empower as many people as possible, of course, and a good look at reality is always a useful starting point. JG.


    10 Neil Erich

    How come dreams that were never fulfilled, ideas never acted upon, etc be a wealth when in principle it never realized? I guess the proper and justfiable reason behind this should be because of the fact that accomplishments and memories of all peoples who have gone before us could be found in cemetery. Don’t consider those “never fulfilled, never acted upon, etc.” which/ that have never existed/ realized as wealth; coz, with due respect with this sacred place, you may see those as “garbages or junks”; simply coz they never materialized.


    11 Tosin

    I heard got this first from Myles Munroe several years ago. It’s the reason I keep striving to ensure I empty myself on this earth before my time’s up. Thanks for keeping me in check. I’ll leave no stone unturned to maximise my time here. God bless you.


    12 Dimingo Hale (Kingdom)

    Actually, the first person I herd say and explain “The wealthiest place on earth,” is by a Pastor named Dr. Myles Munroe. This man, is truly a man from God and has much wisdom. If you thinks thats deep, every one of his messages are deep.


    13 ogbebor jude

    it just been true for ideas.goodwork and keep searching.you are legend


    14 Smartass

    Hey smart ass now answer the damn question we googled !


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    18 Wilfred Omani

    Need more research on that said issue. Infact we do not really know whether or not all of the individual that dies got good plans, ideas etc… That not fulfill. Some dies without plans, other dies with bad plans etc. Thus, we do no figure out that all of the person dies with good plans etc, to really support that mention statement is true.


    19 Adam

    Its a really beautiful article, Thanks!


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