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Editorial by Rick Presbrey: On My Mind

Posted by Laura Reckford on Sat, Sep 14, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Rick Presbrey

Here are some things I've been thinking about this month:

Dan Wolf is about the last person I know who would be in violation of any reasonable standard of ethical behavior.

In our society my own freedom is in the greatest jeopardy from decisions I make. One example is the lack of freedom felt by having too much extra stuff, like a boat or a swimming pool.

Time is not linear. As one gets older our sense of time does speed up: when you are one year old the next year that passes represents doubling of your life time. When you are 70 years old the next year represents a small fraction of your life.

Stopping to smell the flowers may be the secret of happiness.

Good works are their own reward. If you do meaningful and fulfilling work the amount of your paycheck is a lot less important.

The most important thing in raising a child is to give him or her the confidence to always tell the truth.

The secret to ending an argument with your spouse is to tell them that you love them.

More and more I think that the most healthy sports are the non-violent ones.

Everyone needs and deserves a safe and decent place to live and the opportunity to earn a decent living.

Higher education for as many citizens as possible is critical for the success of a free enterprise democracy.

The only good reason to want to earn a lot of money is to give it away.

The more you spend money the less you have; the more you love others the more love you have.

 

 

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