I recently stumbled across this short film which was commissioned by Community Chest, Singapore.  The film is simply called “Gift” and it tells the story of a boy growing up and becoming a man.  The young boy, and man, is disappointed with his Dad, who is always “poor”.  As the story unfolds, the young man realises that his Dad was richer than he could ever imagine.

“Being rich is not about how much we have, but how much we give.”

I like this film a lot and love how it challenges your belief about success.  Is success working in a job that gives you lots of money for flash cars, suits, fine dining and other extravagances?  Or, is success, using what you have for a greater good and finding your happiness there?

Watch the film and let me know what you think…

The Gift of being Rich

Community Chest raises funds on a yearly basis to meet the needs of the social service programmes we help support. Community Chest ensures that fund-raising and other operating costs are kept to a minimum. As these costs are covered mainly by Tote Board and Singapore Pools, every dollar raised by Community Chest will be made available to social service programmes under its care.

These programmes will help:

• Nurture children and youths-at-risk to succeed
• Dignify the lives of the elderly
• Keep families together
• People with disabilities lead independent lives

The film was produced by The Creative Room and Daniel Yam was the Creative Director.