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  • Doug Belshaw 6:00 pm on April 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    [Y]ou take your ease amid your possessions without a thought for all the misfortunes that threaten them on every side, poised any moment now to carry off the valuable spoils. But in the case of the wise man, if anyone steals his wealth, he will still leave to him all that he truly posseses; for he lives happy in the present and untroubled by what the future holds.

    Seneca, ‘On the Happy Life’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 10:30 am on April 7, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    If you were to offer me all the money from all the mines we work so energetically at this time, if you were to throw down at my feet all the money that lies in buried treasure, as greed restores once more to the earth what it once wickedly extracted, I would not think all that gathered hoard worthy even of a good man’s frown. How loudly we should greet with laughter the things that now make our tears run!

    Seneca, ‘On Anger’

     
  • Doug Belshaw 6:30 pm on March 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: John Donne, means, wealth   

    We call that a man’s means, which he hath; but that is truly his means, what way he came by it.

    John Donne

     
  • Doug Belshaw 8:00 pm on December 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: billionaires, Chris Colin, wealth, WIRED   

    [O]ne of civilization’s great challenges stems from millionaire rhyming with billionaire. In holding them in the same linguistic corner of our minds, we conflate them, yet they’re so mathematically distinct as to be unrelated.

    Chris Colin, WIRED, January 2020
     
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