Published by Richard Posner on December 27, 2015

The “Get Rich” Shuffle

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Rich is better.”     ~Sophie Tucker, U.S. (Russian-born) vaudeville singer~ God only knows how many times people I’ve met people – including myself when I self-talk – who tell you that they don’t care about money.  They then put some obscene labels on it as being evil or sinful,…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 25, 2015

Operating Through A Scarcity Paradigm

“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 25, 2015

What To Do When Nothing Seems To Work

“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.”     ~Leo Tolstoy~ Some days I feel like I want to disappear and resurface at a…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 22, 2015

Are You In A Recession?

“What lies behind us, and what lies in front of us are tiny matters, compared with what lies within us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ I recently read about a former baseball player named Doc Ellis who allegedly threw a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of the hallucinogenic drug LSD.  Scientists and other doubters probably…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 13, 2015

I’ll Be Square With You

There is not an intentionally fraudulent bone in my body. I want to make a difference in this world, but not at any cost. I want to be of service to you, but I don’t have all the answers. I want to be kind, but don’t think you can walk all over me with impunity….

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Published by Richard Posner on December 6, 2015

Dispose of Your Racial And Ethnic Stereotypes

“Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.” ~Margaret Mead~ While 65 years on this planet is not quite overripe, it is long enough to have heard and believed several racial,…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 3, 2015

Life In The Safe Lane

“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.”      ~Aesop~ Understand that a lion’s share of the people in the world is living – as much as possible – in the so-called safe lane. Japan, in particular, is the unofficial home of the illusion of safeness.  From cradle to grave people are implicitly taught that…

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Published by Richard Posner on December 1, 2015

Me Incorporated

“If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.”      ~Derek Bok~ I often ponder about the principle of frugality and how to tame the itch for buying things which are not assets. Defining an asset can often require the slight of hand of a trained, pencil-pushing accountant.  In one instance, however, you can with certainty…

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