It’s good to welcome you here today – I hope that by the close you will feel that your valuable time here was invested wisely in observing the genesis of a productive and appreciating asset. And what is that potential asset?
“Each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of the misery to an end”. So said 1952’s Nobel peace prize winner Albert Schweitzer (*) in his autobiography.
The expression “reverence for life” captures Schweitzer’s philosophy. A polymath, renowned as theologian, musician and philosopher, Albert Schweitzer qualified as a doctor aged 37 years. For over 50 years until 1965, he dedicated himself to work in West Africa as a medical missionary, physician and surgeon in the hospital he founded at Lambaréné, Gabon. He died and was buried there, his grave being marked by a cross he made himself (**)...