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#214469 - 08/25/11 10:23 PM Sir Richard Branson on "stuff"
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I was just reading an article about Richard Branson's Necker Island fire. Kate Winslett was quoted thusly:

"I will never forget Richard placing his arms around both my children as we were watching the flames, and saying, 'At the end of the day, what you realize is that all that matters is the people that you love. Everything else is just stuff. And none of that stuff matters.'"

This is very much what I believe, but I have to say, I was a bit surprised to hear it coming out of Branson's mouth. Regardless, I am glad he said it, and that it is getting publicized. Maybe it will cause the world to stop and think about what matters in life... Who knows?
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#214476 - 08/26/11 02:16 PM Re: Sir Richard Branson on "stuff" [Re: Anne Holmes]
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So true, Anne....so true!

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#214480 - 08/26/11 06:52 PM Re: Sir Richard Branson on "stuff" [Re: Di]
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Having suffered through two major house fires several years ago, I can say that stuff may have value but not as much as life itself.
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#214486 - 08/27/11 02:07 PM Re: Sir Richard Branson on "stuff" [Re: yonuh]
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Anne,
How true: Human beings are all that matter!

Nothing is more precious than life!!!!
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#214763 - 09/22/11 12:20 AM Re: Sir Richard Branson on "stuff" [Re: jabber]
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Kate Winslett saved Richards 90 year old mother from that terrible fire. She will have his undying gratitude forever!
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#214765 - 09/22/11 12:25 AM Re: Sir Richard Branson on "stuff" [Re: chatty lady]
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You got that right, Chatty!
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