Morton’s Fork John Morton, 15 century Archbishop of Canterbury believed living cheaply made you able to pay higher taxes being rich meant the same.
I am personally offended by the high salaries of celebrities and sports stars, but only if they don’t spend, spend, spend, tip, tip, tip, and give most of their money away.
I cannot stand that the very rich seek perks and bargains, that my well off friends shop at thrift stores, tip poorly, and only give to charity what gives them a tax break.
I want the rich to live richly so people will work. I am a friend of free enterprize, but also of chance and think riches are a gift not an entitlement. That may mean being born with a special talent at the time that talent matters.
I also believe after a certain point more and more money adds nothing to either the quality or reality of anyone’s life. At that point the rich should emulate Buffet and Gates so all people will live better lives.
The heart of becoming emotionally fit, what the gurus call Emotionally Intelligent, lies in thinking clearly. Not easy for our emotions cloud our thoughts. I think harder by following some daily prompts. Here is today’s:
DAILY PROMPT: Morton’s Fork. If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?
For me I already write and know few if any read. Why? I cannot not write, it helps me vent and think things through. Second reason, the future is unpredictable so I cling to the hope some day some will write.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Morton’s Fork (en.wikipedia.org)
- Reality (en.wikipedia.org)
- Know your mission so you can reach your goals (amazon.com)
- Word Press Daily Prompt (wordpress.com)
Don’t think you can afford a life coach? Like a life coach, EFTI’s poster coaches inspire, teach, motivate, and reinforce thinking about what matters. To use, print up in color and post there it will be seen often. Poster Coaches can also be used at Family Meetings to start a discussion about what matters.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
Keep working to stay strong, I work hard to do the same . As noted above, I am not perfect, no one is and this week;s post will be all about praising imperfection.
Remember’s sharing is caring and the easiest way to practice kindness is to share this post if you found it helpful. Thank you.