Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Writer Peter David Had A Stroke And Needs Help

I have had a Stroke

We were on vacation in Florida when I lost control of the right side of my body. I cannot see properly and I cannot move my right arm or leg. We are currently getting the extent of the damage sorted out and will report as further details become clarified.

Here is the post that gives details of how to help: Here is how YOU can Help Peter

If you buy his print or eBooks to help, think about buying a few extra as gifts to help him out.

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Orison Swett Marden: Success

From the 1905 book, The Making of a Man by Orison Swett Marden:

Perhaps the biggest word in America to-day, the word which fills our newspapers and magazines, and which excites social rivalry — a word which covers up crime and is an excuse everywhere for misdemeanour, the word which the American child is taught to lisp with reverence and worship almost from the cradle, the “be all and end all” of many a human life, the word: which covers a multitude of sins — is “success.” Many an American youth’s model is the poor boy who can go to Chicago, or New York, or Boston, without a penny, and die a millionaire. This to him is success; and why shouldn’t it be? He sees the whole world running after the millionaire, regardless of who he is or how he got his money. No matter how he made it, spent it, or left it; few will ask whether he was rich in intellect, broad, beautiful, and noble in his life, or narrow, mean, avaricious, and grasping — if he left a million, he was called successful. No matter if he ground the very life out of his employees; no matter if others grew poorer that he might become rich; no matter if he poisoned and lessened the value of every acre of land in his neighbourhood; no matter if his children were mentally and morally starved and his home wretched; if he left a million, it was said that he had triumphed. This is the philosophy of the street which the boy breathes in as he learns to talk.

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Secondhand Lions: Belief

If you haven’t seen Secondhand Lions, you should.

I stumbled on it late last year and it’s one of my favorite movies. I’ve seen it maybe four times.

After the break is a clip.

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The Rich

The Smarter You Are, the Richer You Are? The Richer You Are, the Smarter You Are? Nope

This whole rich = smart crap that I keep hearing in the Libertarian/HBD-tard/Manosphere and the rest of the idiotic Internet seems like nonsense to me. My limited experience with rich people has led me to conclude that “the smarter you are, the richer you are” and “richer you are, the smarter you are” is the biggest bunch of shit I have ever heard in my entire life.

A very good post and great discussion in the Comments.


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