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Lets talk about wealth. How about some originality and just great content instead of all the bullshit you find online trying to sell you again and again or clickbait you with some disgusting smelly shit…Ok, I feel better.
Take it away Dan…
True wealth is not money. It’s the option to buy what you truly need. If money can’t buy what you need, you’re on even footing with the poorest person out there.
In economics 101 you learn a simple model of happiness: more wealth makes you happier, but by smaller and smaller amounts. The first $10,000 you spend is awesome. The second $10,000 is good too, but not quite as great as the first. And so on.
The most important money we spend is not the Lambo money. It’s avoiding-misery money
Wealth is living in a society where you have the option of spending money on the things you need. The greater the number of options, and the more aligned they are to you needs, the wealthier you are.
The wealth we have all inherited is knowledge and social institutions. It’s taken generations of work, the sacrifice of many, and it’s not a foregone conclusion. We’re lucky we were born when we were.
Wealth is genuinely understanding how the world works, so that we can have a high degree of control over it. So you know what mold to use, when, and why.
Wealth is a society where you can trust complete strangers with your child’s life.
Wealth is having friends, colleagues and family who support you. Who take care of the things you can’t, without hesitation.
The benchmark is “my family and I are alive, safe and fed”. The rest is luxury.
This is one of the WILDEST far out anything goes interviews I ever read! Amazing how this guy keeps going at 84! You can create or you can sit around in the basement somewhere and troll bloggers you don’t like, WTF!
What a life! And what stories he has about, well, everyone!
Read it with your favorite drink!
Well, you need to read this along with this Twitter thread to really understand how well the Russians phucked us by helping to elect Trump. How they used digital marketing to just stick it to us…I am not sure where all this is going but it is obvious we have a problem here…
The past year has also altered Facebook’s fundamental understanding about whether it’s a publisher or a platform. The company has always answered that question defiantly—platform, platform, platform—for regulatory, financial, and maybe even emotional reasons. But now, gradually, Facebook has evolved. Of course it’s a platform, and always will be. But the company also realizes now that it bears some of the responsibilities that a publisher does: for the care of its readers, and for the care of the truth. You can’t make the world more open and connected if you’re breaking it apart. So what is it: publisher or platform? Facebook seems to have finally recognized that it is quite clearly both.
For the record, I have never paid a penny to gain followers. I am guessing The Points Guy Inc. has though….
Yikes, very disturbing…
Wow, this guy posted this on Linkedin of all places. I hope he stays sober…
Maybe it can help one of you…
If any of this sounds familiar to you (bonus symptoms: jitters, cold sweats, sober slurring, lapses in your memory), there’s help out there. The NIAAA has some excellent resources, Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings all over the US and Canada (by phone: 212-870-3400) and your company may offer an internal or external support group. Your doctor, therapist and health insurance company will also be able to help, as will friends (this includes your work friends), family and this random dude on LinkedIn.
The first time I read about this it made a big impression on me. And I have followed the story. I think a state is up to something. I am thinking the North Koreans or the Russians or the Chinese. Heck, maybe it is the CIA testing a new weapon. I doubt is is the Cubans because I think they have the most to lose…I don’t know! But I sure love a good mystery! I also have an interest in the story as I suffer from tinnitus myself and some of the symptoms they are referring to simply make it sound even more awful…you can not imagine! Or maybe the cicadas are turning mad or something!
What do you think?
Here is a picture I have had for a long time, not sure where I found it. But it was taken in the Greek island of Crete, I remember that!
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