Getting or giving

Real life is being things on the inside, not getting things on the outside. Ralph Parlette 1870 – 1930 This little incident took place a few years back, at a gathering for some of our extended family. We’d finished lunch and the children had settled into play mode. The weather was nice, so most of the children were playing outside, but there was one toddler sitting in the middle of a pile of toys. He had picked out one toy and was deeply engaged in it. Then another child about the same age wandered into the room. The newcomer fixed …
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Two questions

You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy. Eric Hoffer 1902 – 1983 Today, I have two brief questions for you. While the questions are simple, it’s estimated that over ninety percent of the population can’t answer them. If you can answer these questions correctly, you’re among a very rare group of individuals; the ones who can answer these questions are among the happiest people on Earth. If you can’t answer them right away, I hope you’ll spend some time thinking about them and figure out the answers. Doing so will improve your life …
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The obsession with self-storage

It is much better to die of hunger unhindered by grief and fear than to live affluently beset with worry, dread, suspicion, and unchecked desire. Epictetus 55 – 135 A.D. I want to discuss a growing trend that’s been taking place around the country: the proliferation of self-storage businesses. It seems that these things just keep cropping up, and apparently, they do very well. And if you study residential housing, the size of the single family home has also increased. The standard house now is described as 3, 2 and a den: that’s three bedrooms, two baths and a den. …
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