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- From: Bill Polhemus <polhemus(--nospam--at)insync.net>
- Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 08:40:58 -0500
It's one thing to be forced to live "modestly" by circumstance; it's another to have the means to live however you wish, to have the choice. These people had what they needed, and they felt the need for little else. They in turn provided jobs for others, and their savings provided capital which could be used by others in their business ventures. There used to be a sort of "noblesse oblige" connected with having wealth. Now, since so many of us are able to have great means, that feeling of obligation has degenerated into a self-indulgence. Wealth is now considered to be simply a source to have "things" and "do stuff" for your own pleasure and enjoyment. Too bad. -----Original Message----- From: rnester(--nospam--at)juno.com [SMTP:rnester(--nospam--at)juno.com] Sent: Thursday, October 08, 1998 2:29 AM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: Re: structural engineer compensation What good is having ten million dollars if you have to spend your life in near poverty???? The dry cleaning lady was, effectively, poor as a churchmouse. Russ Nester rnester(--nospam--at)juno.com _____________________________________________________________ > >Please forgive me for not remembering the details, but I heard last >year = >some discussion of a book that came out about that time, wherein the = >author chronicled the lives of the "real millionaires." Turns out the >= >majority of the wealthy do NOT inherit it, as the populist (i.e. = >"liberal Democrat") rhetoric holds, but they are people who simply >work = >hard, save, live within their means, and....save. > >One account I recall was of an elderly woman who owned a handful of = >dry-cleaning stores in the town where she lived. Started out with one >= >store begun on a shoe-string; she and hubby worked hard and poured the >= >early fruits of their efforts back into the business. > >At the time she was interviewed for the book, her husband had recently >= >deceased, and she was living alone in the small house they had lived >in = >for many years (mortgage long since retired) and drove an older-model >= >car. Her net worth was near ten million dollars. But you could never >= >tell it from looking. > >The premise of the book was that there are a great many of these >stories = >abounding in our society, because all the bellyaching and >hand-wringing = >aside, this is still the freest society on earth, and affords the = >greatest opportunity. > >-----Original Message----- >From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com] >Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 1998 8:32 PM >To: polhemus(--nospam--at)insync.net; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org >Subject: Re: RE: structural engineer compensation > > >In a message dated 10/6/98 12:58:14 PM, polhemus(--nospam--at)insync.net writes: > >>Actually, you CAN get "rich" in just about ANY profession, if you >will >>do what most of us (including myself) never get the hang of doing: >Save >>and invest a significant portion of your income. >> > >I jump at the chance to agree with Bill ;-) > >I'm sure we've all heard about the maid who died recently and left >close = >to $1 >million to a college she never attended. > >Ralph ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
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