Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Guiltless Greed

I won't go into all the rewards of searching at once.
One of the great benefits of ancestor searching is the opportunity to feel guiltless greed.

We aren't looking for real gold, nor are we taking away from others. We aren't even neglecting to be helpful. The greed is productive. And we get to feel sheer greed.

We get an ancestor's name and what do we want? His or her parents--two more ancestors and the opportunity to trace those two lines back.  And no harm done. Nothing has been taken, and if we share the research, we have felt the OPPOSITE of greed.

Not bad.

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