On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:08:35AM -0400, tedd wrote:

>> 2009/8/26 tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com>:


> I had a client say to me once "If you're so smart, then why aren't
> you rich?" I answered quickly "What makes you think I'm not?" But
> privately his comment cut me to the quick. There was no question that
> much dumber people than me (according to me) were making far more
> bucks than I was.

I've had people say or imply this to me. Here's my take on it: I'm
absolutely certain that I'm easily smart enough to be rich. Why aren't
I? Because I've just never been that interested in making a lot of
money. Of course, I can see the advantages of being rich, and of course,
I'd like to be. But I've never placed that much importance on it. I'm
much more interested in doing something I like (programming), running my
own business (and not having to answer to a boss who's an idiot) and
having a great marriage to a woman I can spend hours talking about
nothing to. Etc.

My step-brother is a smart guy. He spends all his waking time trying to
figure out how to make more money. He's rich. I don't, and I'm not.

It's okay. I don't mind.


Paul M. Foster

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