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Some Things I Learned Along the Way-Not About Stocks



September 24, 2009 – Comments (6)

This post is not about investing or the stock market, but thought I would spend a little bit of my free time to share some truths I have learned along the way. If you have no interest, just pass this by. If you do take the time to read it, and maybe spend a little time thinking about it, maybe you can find some deeper meaning that will be of value in just living life.

1. If it has sharp teeth and claws, don't poke it with a stick. (Especially if the stick is short)

2. Never argue with an idiot, you can't win.

3. If you maintain a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you, someone will pull into that space.

4. No matter how fast you are driving, the guy behind you will always want to go just a little bit faster.

5. No matter how much sugar you put on it, stale cereal will still taste stale.

6. The world is made up of two kinds of people, those who use things and love people, and those use people, and  love things. You get to choose which you associate with.

7. You make your money when you buy. The selling will take care of itself.

8. Doing it right is better than doing it fast.

9.You can never run fast enough to make time go backwards.

10. Up is relative. It all depends on where you are standing. 


Thanks for indulging me. If you have any to share, I am collecting them for the book I plan to write when I finally decide to retire for good.






6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 24, 2009 at 10:34 AM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

I have learned and am continuing to learn to stop worrying what others think about me because chances are they are not even thinking about me :)

That wherever I go, there are wonderful things to discover. "The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof..."

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#2) On September 24, 2009 at 10:58 AM, weg915 (< 20) wrote:

A person is as happy as they choose to be.

When you see a crazy person...cross the street.

If you say or suggest something twice and it's rejected, have done your job with due dilligence. 

It's not about them... it's about you.

Said by my son to his Preshool teacher:  I don't need any stinken stars...I do my best by myself. (we have a version of this conversation everyday due to the lausd insistence on using stupid reward(bribe) systems.

Sometimes $20 is a lot and $1000 is a little.





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#3) On September 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:


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#4) On September 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM, weg915 (< 20) wrote:

I forgot one, I put in slightly different terms for my kids but:

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?"

 Hillel the Elder

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#5) On September 24, 2009 at 1:49 PM, nottheSEC (81.34) wrote:

''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''

Said by Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente who tragically died in a plane crash while delivering much needed supplies to earthquake-stricken citizens of Nicaragua. This at a time when hitting machine star ball players made under an inflation adjusted million dollars.He retired with exactly 3000 hits.  All best..J

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#6) On September 30, 2009 at 3:22 AM, XtremeNeoCon (< 20) wrote:

# 2. Never argue with an idiot, you can't win.

But do you know WHY you can't win?

They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience. :)

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