Oprah Is Right to Reject Unearned Guilt
By David Holcberg (Irish Independent, April 22, 2006)
What a wonderful thing to hear from Oprah that she doesn't feel guilty for being wealthy, even if others are destitute.
Neither Oprah nor anyone else who earns a lot of money is responsible for the poverty and misery of the poor around the world. High earners make their fortunes by creating products or services that others gladly pay for--not by exploiting the destitute. Would that more of them follow Oprah's example and reject any unearned guilt about their success.