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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #200 on: August 11, 2008, 01:58:30 PM »
 boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American.
The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."

"And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends."

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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2008, 02:10:45 PM »

Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr.
Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.
It was a fine affair,
But now it's over.
And though I used to care,
I need the open air.


It's from Cabaret's opening piece, isn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-24Zm0bjk&feature=related


The Money song is even more famous!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkRIbUT6u7Q


A common saying is that "money is the root of evil." My people-experience has proven otherwise. Money can't cripple confidence, can't snuff creativity, and can't kill love near as efficiently or quickly as reticence can. If such a money v. reticence race were run, I would place every spare nickel on that "dark horse" and be confident of winning. What's not said destroys more people than money does, I've found.

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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #202 on: October 09, 2008, 02:42:33 PM »


A common saying is that "money is the root of evil."

That reminded me of this almost-forgotten joke:


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« Reply #203 on: October 09, 2008, 03:46:37 PM »
Just because they all wear suits does not mean they are rich, I have not seen a really poor one myself but i guess my lecturers who also work as solicitors for those little companies are not rich, their wages is just enough to get by. Having said that, i know alot of well-to-do lawyers.

lol @ ur TTT

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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #204 on: October 09, 2008, 09:54:06 PM »

Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Herr.
Farewell, mein Lieber Herr.
It was a fine affair,
But now it's over.
And though I used to care,
I need the open air.


It's from Cabaret's opening piece, isn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX-24Zm0bjk&feature=related


The Money song is even more famous!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkRIbUT6u7Q


A common saying is that "money is the root of evil." My people-experience has proven otherwise. Money can't cripple confidence, can't snuff creativity, and can't kill love near as efficiently or quickly as reticence can. If such a money v. reticence race were run, I would place every spare nickel on that "dark horse" and be confident of winning. What's not said destroys more people than money does, I've found.


Hahaha - you're so funny, Savvy! I know what ya mean ;)
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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #205 on: October 11, 2008, 02:24:43 PM »
Why withhold anything of self, from others? The more you know about self and others about you, the better off all will be. Some contend that mystery adds to relationship allure, so they refrain from two-way sharing of innermost thoughts and desires, effectively keeping Others at ignorance-distance from self. Some contend that the more Others know, the greater the arsenal that can be used against them in the future. Well, the better others know you, the better your chances of achieving desired success and deserved happiness. May the mystery of personal accomplishment be the only mysterious or unknown thing about You!
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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #206 on: October 14, 2008, 08:06:48 PM »

Why withhold anything of self, from others? The more you know about self and others about you, the better off all will be. Some contend that mystery adds to relationship allure, so they refrain from two-way sharing of innermost thoughts and desires, effectively keeping Others at ignorance-distance from self. Some contend that the more Others know, the greater the arsenal that can be used against them in the future. Well, the better others know you, the better your chances of achieving desired success and deserved happiness. May the mystery of personal accomplishment be the only mysterious or unknown thing about You!


Modus, Personal success and happiness may be self-defined and measured, but are directly or indirectly dependent upon others. There are no coincidences and no mistakes. Wherever you are and whomever you're wuth are musts for some self-important reason. The good and bad experiences you've had, were had for a reason. What and Why are yours to figure out and to do something with or about. If experience picked you out from the crowd there's a good and important reason for that. Only you can or could know why.

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« Reply #207 on: October 15, 2008, 09:38:23 PM »

A common saying is that "money is the root of evil." My people-experience has proven otherwise. Money can't cripple confidence, can't snuff creativity, and can't kill love near as efficiently or quickly as reticence can. If such a money v. reticence race were run, I would place every spare nickel on that "dark horse" and be confident of winning. What's not said destroys more people than money does, I've found.


Hahaha - you're so funny, Savvy! I know what ya mean ;)


many, I guess the question appears to be: what do you do when what's "not said" when being said turns out to destroy way, way more people than money does? ;)
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« Reply #208 on: October 16, 2008, 09:45:30 PM »

Modus, Personal success and happiness may be self-defined and measured, but are directly or indirectly dependent upon others. There are no coincidences and no mistakes. Wherever you are and whomever you're wuth are musts for some self-important reason. The good and bad experiences you've had, were had for a reason. What and Why are yours to figure out and to do something with or about. If experience picked you out from the crowd there's a good and important reason for that. Only you can or could know why.


American Ale, as unique as each of us is, we share core commonalities, not the least of which is being plain old, two-eyed, two-eared, one-nosed human. Personal success and happiness are the plainest and oldest human strivings throughout history and probably why there've been so many like-striving companions at each point in time. There has to be good and important reasons for such diversity between people, yet their similarity too. Nothing live on this planet is as complex or complicated as the people who populate it.
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Re: poor lawyers
« Reply #209 on: October 17, 2008, 05:22:45 PM »

A common saying is that "money is the root of evil." My people-experience has proven otherwise. Money can't cripple confidence, can't snuff creativity, and can't kill love near as efficiently or quickly as reticence can. If such a money v. reticence race were run, I would place every spare nickel on that "dark horse" and be confident of winning. What's not said destroys more people than money does, I've found.


many, I guess the question appears to be: what do you do when what's "not said" when being said turns out to destroy way, way more people than money does? ;)


Labor, excuse my ignorance, but what exactly do you mean?