The progression of wealth begins with a Builder, transferring down to a Janitor, and finally disappearing from the clutches of a Debtor. There is a better way to leave an inheritance for our Children.
One of the greatest burdens on children is the inheritance of wealth. Yes, I know this sounds counterintuitive. Yet, with 35+ years of experience working with three generations of families, I can attest to the validity of the premise.
Each culture has its phraseology:
- Old English: “there’s nobbut three generations atween a clog and clog.”
- Italy: “from the stable to the stars and back again.”
- Japan: “rice paddies to rice paddies in three generations.”
- China: “from peasant shoes to peasant shoes in three generations.”
- Scotland: “father buys, son builds, grandchild sells, and his son begs.”
- America: “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.”
Why is this true? Answer: “We want what we don’t have.
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Begin creating something of value and watch what happens. The dark forces of the Universe and people of that disposition will gather their armies in a relentless pursuit to attack YOU — and your creation.
Because it’s much easier to destroy than to build. Those individuals who won’t build anything special of their own don’t want you to, either.
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When I hear someone use the word try in a sentence, I cringe. Because I know, for a fact, they are more interested in the talk than they are living the walk.
Accordingly, it’s another humor Kim moment. In support of the above statement, take a pen into your hand. Now, try to drop it. See my point? You’re either going to hang onto it — or, you’re going to drop it.
There’s no “try” to it.
Here’s another example — the word maybe. Those people, who refuse to make a decision, end up high-centering on the fork-in-the-road. Look at the word closer: ma-Y-be. See the fork-in-the-road? The people who are fond of maybe are reluctant to choose — left, or right, at Oak Street.
To encourage us to, always, make a decision, look at ma-Y-be, again.
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