On life according to Calvin and Hobbes 12.03.1986

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Now we really know what happened in Wall St.

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Great Quote

“Most people’s lives are a direct reflection of their peer groups.”

Anthony Robbins (1960-…)

(Who have YOU been hanging out with lately?)

On life according to Calvin and Hobbes 04.07.1986

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Have a nice summer!

On the root of financial problems according to Shel Silverstein

I was just reading Nudge by Richard Thuler and Cass Sunstein (interesting but a bit too academic) and I run into this little poem by Shel Silverstein.

Smart

My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes — I guess he don’t know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head–
Too proud of me to speak!

As an interesting note, the authors of the book point you to find the poem via Google, as the managers of the late Mr Silverstein estate refused to let them print it on their book. Perhaps they should read the poem themselves.

Perhaps we all should learn of it.

.calvin

Great Quote

“Everybody is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003)

Great Quote (poem)

Invictus

OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Great Quote

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)