The two most important words in the English language

However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Buddha If I asked you to name the two most important words in the English language, what would you say? Take a moment and think about it. People have given me many words in answer to this question: love, think, dream, persevere, work, hope, believe, thank you, pray, live, commit and focus. But I have two very specific words in mind. I’d like you to consider the following words: act now. We can plan, scheme and …
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Paying too much for the whistle

Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything. Harry Browne 1933 – 2006 Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend, Madame Brillon, in 1779 and told a delightful story about himself. The following excerpt captures the essence of the story. “When I was a child of seven years old, my friends, on a holiday, filled my pocket with coppers. I went directly to a shop where they sold toys …
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Working together

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. Helen Keller 1880 – 1968 I grew up in Mississippi, and in the late 1950s, I attended a program called Boys State/Girls State. The program was held in the legislative offices of the state capitol, and each participant was designated a senator or a representative, depending on age: college students were senators and high school students were representatives. The idea of the program was to teach young people about the legislative process. We introduced “legislative bills” and then had to work to get them passed by the group. …
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