Sunday, June 07, 2015


The first time I heard about the title "Rockefeller" was from the movie, "Who Is Clark Rockefeller?". Since then, I found out the "Rockefeller" is a surname/title which is usually associated with the Rockefeller family residing in United States. The Rockefeller family are considered to be the most powerful families in the history of United States. And they are one among the richest families in the United States according to the 2014 Forbes America's Richest Families with a net worth of $10 Billion although they never had their financial records revealed publicly. 

Nevertheless, this blog is not about figuring out the wealth of the family rather a glimpse of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. legacy son of John Davison Rockefeller Sr. In the year 1962, the Rockefeller Center complex (located on Midtown Manhattan, New York City) management placed a plaque at the Center plaza with a list of principles in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr. believed, and first expressed in 1941.

It reads:
  1. I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  2. I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
  3. I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
  4. I believe in the Dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.
  5. I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs.
  6. I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.
  7. I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond; that character not wealth or power or position – is of supreme worth.
  8. I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
  9. I believe in an all-wise and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and that the individuals highest fulfilment, greatest happiness, and widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His Will.
  10. I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.
Well, it's an undeniable perfect score of 10 out of 10. In my opinion, the principles should be our modern day ten commandment because it just and simple. You know, it just a thought swirling in my mind... :) By the way, what do you say? ..... anyway, this is all I have for today. 

Food for thought: “The only thing we have in this world that is utterly and intrinsically ours is our integrity.” Mira Grant.

Thank you.

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