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September 29, 2011


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Very well written!

Thank You so much for writing this article. Came at the best possible time. I've printed it and will keep it for many years to come.

Time to take risks and keep drinking fresh carrot juice for my greatest asset!


"If you could speak to your past self, what would you say?"

This is a great proposal for switching perspective, when reviewing successes and (yes) failure. Thanks.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher


Thanks for the comment. This quote was a partial inspiration for the post:

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." ~ Epicurus

In this sense, the present self can learn contentment by listening to the past self.

"Speak to the past, listen to the future" can also be changed to "listen to the past, speak to the present."

Thanks again...


Benjamin Skinner

I liked this article a lot as well. I think that it's so important to be a thinker instead of spending your life being told what to think.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher


Yes, the point at which one realizes they have not been thinking for themselves is the beginning of awakening--the beginning of consciousness.

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