Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Greed for Freedom

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"I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance."

James Boswell 1784

"Once you start to see through the myth of status, possessions, and unlimited consumption as a path to happiness, you'll find that you have all kinds of freedom and time. It's like a deal you can make with the universe: I'll give up greed for freedom. Then you can start putting your time to good use." David Edwards

Not all bad: "Millionaires in the U.S. lost 30% of their fortunes on average. Almost 20% of them lost 40%." Bloomberg News

"Awake! For morning in the Bowl of


Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to


And lo! The Hunter of the East has caught

The Sultan's Turret in a noose of light."

from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Fitzgerald