Monday, November 14, 2016

Thoughts - November 14, 2016

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the one who sold it. -Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)
As so often happens, one reads Will Rogers' words with a bit of a chuckle and then: 'wham'... more thoughts follow. Ah, would I want to be the one who 'got something over' another person....or the idiot who was 'taken'? Well, neither one, of course! But this does speak to personality types. A bit of the 'swindler', a bit of the 'vulnerable' type. As I plod through life, I see this as a choice. I don't like the risk of being taken advantage of, but in the long run, I'd much rather be trusting. As sister Annie points out, our Mom always said, "You have to believe the best in people" (and she believed they would rise to the top). Yes, on occasion, Mom got disappointed in people, but, thankfully, she was too smart to buy the bridge. - Beth Almond Ford

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