[quote]angry chicken wrote:
A man can always make money. Wisdom and experience have no price. You can’t buy it. It is therefore FAR more valuable.
My net worth was DECIMATED (literally) by a divorce in '07 and the stock crash that soon followed. Fast forward three years and I just “semi-retired” last month.
How did I do that? I was WISE enough to learn from all of the mistakes I made the first few times around, leveraged my available assets and resources, and didn’t hesitate to invest in sectors that I believed would grow. I also worked my fucking ass off.
Your analogy of “choosing one OR the other” is flawed. If you truly possessed the wisdom of Solomon, his riches (and women) would follow shortly thereafter.
Hubris is a man’s greatest enemy, not poverty. Study history. Find the patterns. Learn from them. In this information age we can, as Einstein put it, “stand on the shoulders of giants”. The only thing holding you back is yourself and your own self limiting belief system. Take a look in the mirror every day: is your BEST self looking back? or is it just a bunch of fucking excuses?
Just my .02…[/quote]
Reminds me of a quote I heard while watching Coach Carter:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves Ã?Â¢?? who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?
You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of god that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others.Ã?Â¢??
Meditate on that for a bit…
I never understood that quote… I’m not scared of being powerful, are you?[/quote]
I’m no English major, but this is my interpretation of that statement:
I don’t think the writer literally meant you are afraid of power, but rather most people are afraid to shine or go above and beyond what the world tells them that they are. If you ask most people (well most people not in third world countries) they will tell you that they know they have the ability to be great. Whether you want to be a musician, a sports star, a writer, a missionary, a philosopher, ect… Most people realize that humans are capable of being Great! But most people do not actively pursue greatness, they for whatever reason are convinced that they are not extraordinary and cannot accomplish great things or be great people like Martin Luther king, Mother Theresa, ect… But we all can, you simply have to allow yourself to shine, be great, and don’t be afraid to dream big. “We are children of God and therefor are prewired for greatness, so don’t hold yourself back”. In other words, don’t be afraid of your power to accomplish great dreams, embrace it.