"Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health
of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their
play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of
our marriages, the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of
our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage,
neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our
devotion to our country, it measures everything in short, except that
which makes life worthwhile."