This was the title of a post on Seth Godin’s blog yesterday. Seth says forget the falling stock markets and get out there and create value.
In general I agree with him. Everyone, whether they be a creative type or not should be concentrating on creating real value for the World and the human race.
However, contrary to what Seth says, the direction of the economy and the fortunes of the people who play it out in the investment houses and stock exchanges of the world do make a difference to all of us. If only they were wiser and they too would search for value not wealth then maybe the World economy and the lives and fortunes of its inhabitants would be safer in their hands.
In Judaism its called tikun olam.