Friday, January 7, 2011

Ancient Wisdom

Hat tip to Col. Bob in Austin who sends these words along.

So what have we learned in 2,065 years? 

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."   

Cicero in 55 BC

Each and every day, each of us makes a decision about how we will live our lives.  Will we produce something of value that others will accept in exchange, so that we can acquire some of the value others produce?  Or will we just expect others to give us some of the value they have produced.

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