Philotimo or The Greek Secret

This morning, my Greek husband kindly shared this short movie with me. 15 mn well worth watching.
It’s about values and how one Greek word, φιλότιμο/philotimo (literally love of honor/friend of honor), has inspired – and still inspires – successful people in the way they lead their life.
One of my favourite quote has to be: ‘We try to give our kids all the things we never had, and sometimes we really should focus on giving them what we did have’ (George Tsunis, Chartwell Hotels, Founder, Chairman and CEO).
We are certainly trying to pass the meaning of ‘philotimo’ on to our girls.
If more people would live up to this word, the world would be a better place.

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