Sunday, March 11, 2012

POOR RICH PEOPLE? Much Better To Be A Rich, Poor Person!

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you understand
"A GREAT FORTUNE IS A GREAT SLAVERY"
Seneca, Roman Philosopher

I HAVE MADE MILLIONS BUT THEY HAVE BROUGHT ME NO HAPPINESS
John D. Rockefeller


In Agrarian Greece, Plutus, the personification of wealth, is described as a son of Iasion and Demeter.  Zeus is said to have blinded Plutus so that he might bestow his gifts blindly and without merit. 

 A GREAT FORTUNE IS A GREAT SLAVERY" - Sencca, Roman Philosopher

Want to be rich?  You are not alone.  A Gallup poll found that while only 2% of Americans describe themselves as rich, 51% say that it is their life's goal to be rich.  Beware!  Wealth is not all it's cracked up to be.  Take it from those who know.

" I WAS HAPPIER WHEN DOING A MECHANIC'S JOB"- Henry Ford


This is a rich speculator's home.  You paid for it with tax payer bail out money that was used for big bonuses the last time gas hit $5.00 a gallon.  Yet, I declare to you that I am just as warm and dry in my 107 year old home as he is in his mansion.  And, I am much safer than he is.  J. Paul Getty, once the world's richest man, wrote a book on being rich.  He required his own army to protect him.  Even then, kidnappers mailed his son's ear to him in a ransom demand.


A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE
Not just free, actually an hour early this morning with DST 

"IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER, I'D BE A LIBRARIAN"
Andrew Carnegie.  He paid for the research that led to
Napoleon Hill's book 'THINK AND GROW RICH'
Read this book and you will understand being rich.

It was a "Must Read" for my children.  I have given it away by the case to those who sought my advice on life.


It will only cost you a couple dollars on AMAZON.COM


BATHROOM, $20,000 A NIGHT, PARK HYATT IN PARIS
I have stayed where the bath room was even grander than this.  In the Austian Alps my wife and I stayed in a suite that had three bathrooms.  One with just a bidet--I had a terrible time making Julie, who is from deep in the hills of West Virginia, understand that it was not a fancy spring for drinking, one bath with just a large shower and separate tub, and one with lavatories and mirrors.  It also had a room for a servant.

I have never felt richer in a bath room than when I use our simple bath room at home.  I installed the floors, walls and ceiling, installed the floor covering, installed the lights and exhaust, installed the lavatory, the tub, shower and surround, installed a new, water saving commode, then replaced it with a commode that worked!  I hired only a plumber to hook things up and a friend to hang the wall paper.  It suits our taste to a tee!  I'll have to admit, however, that it is overworked, as our only bathroom, when we have a lot of company.

"I AM THE MOST MISERABLE MAN ON EARTH"- John Jacob Astor

I have work for my hands to do.  I have money to spare and money to share, just like my dear mother.  Yet, neither of us ever had much in the way of riches.  My riches?  The same as hers.  I have a wife who loves me.  I have a large and growing family who are as devoted to me as I am to them.  I have a faithful guard dog.  I have a wide variety of friends with whom I share an active life.  I have places to go and things to do.  I am still learning.  And, I have the one thing that few of the truly rich have, although they would give their all in exchange,

I HAVE MY HEALTH AT, SOON TO BE, 81 YEARS OF AGE!
Want to see what a couple looks like enjoying simple riches?
They are pictured below.
With the right attitude you can see a rich person in your mirror.


TODD AND AMY PIERCE ON A MULTI-STATE BIKE RIDE

"GOLDEN SHACKLES ARE FAR WORSE THAN IRON ONES"
Mahatma Gandi

God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

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