What are you missing?

There are none so blind as those who will not see. English Proverb During the commuter rush hour on a morning in January 2007, a young man stood playing a violin in one of Washington D.C.’s metro stations. Roughly 2,000 people passed him as they entered the station. Most barely noticed him, though a few stopped and listened for a short time. At the end of an hour of playing, he had collected $32. To the casual observer, he appeared to be a typical street musician in blue jeans and a baseball cap. But he was anything but typical. He …
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How much do you value your time?

Do you love life? Then do not squander time; for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Have you ever considered what your time is worth — and more importantly, what you might do to increase the value of your time? We like to talk about equality. Well, this is one area of life where we’re all equal. We all get the same amount of time each day. But if you could measure how time is used, you’d find extreme differences in the ways we spend and value our time. Think about how you …
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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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