Published by Richard Posner on January 27, 2016

Life In The Crawling Lane

“There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster.” ~ Richard Bach~ Tell an addictive person who seems bent on self-destruction that they need to face their addiction, and nine times out of ten they will ignore the good advice of a the caring friend, concerned family member…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 21, 2016

Opportunity Lies Between The Cracks

“Go around asking a lot of dam-fool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.”    ~Clarance Birdseye~ In big business circles it is not unusual for the discoverer of a new technology or application to drift off into obscurity and even poverty. …

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Published by Richard Posner on January 20, 2016

If You Can Concentrate, Then You Can Win

“Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.”     ~Samuel Adams~ The Internet is a wonderful instrument for learning, applying, and ultimately accomplishing your life goals. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in any field, what you can find in…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 15, 2016

What Everyone Needs…And You Can Give

“The work of an individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.” ~Igor Sikorsky~ There have been times where being kind was the last thing on my mind.  People all around me would be screaming and calling for revenge.  But I never found it to be empowering to join the mob and lynch the…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 15, 2016

Six Degrees of Separation

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”     ~Nido Quebein~ The general principle of Six Degrees of Separation holds that we are only six people removed from meeting the right person or people to help us achieve our goal or objective. Thus, if you…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 7, 2016

The Missing Element

I can’t count how many times I have said or heard others say, “I’d give anything if I could play the piano /draw pictures/ hit a baseball/ invest in real estate/get women/get men like you.” The raw truth for most of us is that the  “giving anything” is a blatant self-deception.  We live in a…

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Published by Richard Posner on January 3, 2016

The Last Day

Come to me. Hold my hand. My life is falling through the sand. Whether you are 22 or 92, make sure your life doesn’t fall through the cracks unnoticed. Angry?  Then air out. Tired?  Then stretch out. Stressed?  Take time out. Laugh till you cry, and don’t ask why. Every moment could be your last. …

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Published by Richard Posner on January 1, 2016

On Being Right

“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”     ~Bertrand Russell~ Some people see life as a war, with winners and losers clearly defined.  Any life lost because of stubbornness and inflexibility is a tragedy.  Most wars are certainly avoidable without serious consequence. On a microcosmic level, relationships are also often treated…

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