No story this week.
Maybe a rant from an aging fool.
Aristotle is quoted as saying "Happiness depends on ourselves."
What did he know, he deliberately poisoned himself to avoid treason charges.
When we were young, we were told all things were possible and then warned there would be consequences if the actually tried that. And as we grew older, we found out our elders were right. And we grow more risk adverse as more and more information comes in, all of in the form of cautionary tales of what can go wrong.
But, some of us push through the fear. Bernie Marcus started as a Pharmacist and found out he liked the front of the store more than behind the drug counter. He pushed on and learned all he could about retailing. Along the way, he met a thin accountant named Arthur Blank in Los Angeles. Together, they became a threat to their boss and got fired. They pushed through the fear of financial ruin and moved 2400 miles away to open a new Hardware concept store, Home Depot.
I wish I could say I pushed through the fear. I didn't. As those of you who have read me, know I worked for Bernie and Arthur for a little over three years. I could have stuck around and gotten very wealthy. But, I didn't.
I don't care. I learned I don't really care much that much for money and I don't like being the one in power. I don't like the responsibility when things go wrong. I would rather take the orders and go home to my family.
And listen to the music.