Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On My Mind – The Temporary Life

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

Just an observation. It seems to me that we have evolved to living a temporary life. Nothing seems to LAST.

When I grew up, my parents always stressed that we should buy something of quality. We should buy fewer but more expensive clothes because they would LAST us a long time. We bought quality furniture because it was sturdy, solid and would LAST a long time.

Maybe, when you graduated with your accounting degree, you joined a well-established CPA firm with a long, proven history of quality client service. A firm that would LAST.

In comparing life to furniture, my parents lived in an Ethan Allen world and my son lives in an IKEA world.

These days we buy cheaper stuff and when it’s flawed, we throw it away and buy another.

The well-established¬†firm you joined, thinking you would be a partner someday, suddenly merges-up into a large regional or national firm. The firm didn’t LAST.

I still prefer things that LAST.

  • "Lost - yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever."
  • Horace Mann

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