Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thoughts

This one from Benjamin Franklin.

There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means - either will do - the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and prosperous or young and in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But if you are wise, you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise you will do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society.

What say you ?

2 comments:

Gopinath's "Artickles" said...

True wisdom for all times. Obviously it is the widespread disrespect for such basic fundamentals of livelihood that has led us to the pass where the young ones need to get back to this limited understanding of earning, spending and saving.

Mavin said...

Universal and Timeless wisdom