Climbing up the ladder of success, and buying more and bigger stuff

Group of Giraffes in Florida Zoo
No ladders to climb with Mother Nature

 

The paradox of the American rat race, climbing up the ladder of success, and buying more and bigger stuff:

Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time. – Margaret Bonanno, American writer

Very difficult to earn serious income without serious time commitment.

The challenge (and opportunity) is to find a way to travel in any direction, and be happy with the view.

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Ever have a moment where you feel like the richest clown in Babylon?

Iowa tree in full white bloom
Overflowing white blooms sprinkle the ground, but few look down

 

Iowa tree white blooms closeup
Iowa tree white blooms closeup

 

Iowa tree in full white bloom
The joy (flowers) is almost obscene

 

Ever have a moment where you feel like the richest clown in Babylon?

Yes, clown.

People are suspect who are no longer convinced that climbing the proverbial corporate ladder is the natural best choice.

Those suspects might also be (or become) rich.

Suspect because they seem to lack ambition, which is often not true.

Rich because they are so calmly focused on what brings themselves joy that they also richly bless their audience with joy.

Or so I’ve been told.

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Be Careful What You Wish For

(smile)

It occurred to me that there is a very important caveat to every self-help and business success tip ever written or spoken – be careful what you wish for.

Insight: More is not necessarily better.

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