Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: money

510. Quote: On Commitment and Perseverance from “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

“These days, the first thing people want is an easy job. Then, they want lots of free time. And then, they want lots of money. But they aren’t thinking of building their skills.”

“When you work for Jiro, he teaches you for free. But, you have to endure ten years of training. If you persevere for ten years, you will acquire the skills to be recognized as a first-rate chef. It’s sad that there are no very young apprentices at Jiro’s. Taking ten years to learn the necessary skills is a long time compared to other fields of work.”

—From the film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”

499. Good Side

There are a few people you just don’t mess with: your doctor, the person making your food, your mechanic, and those handling your paycheck. Stay on their good side.

495. Quote: Arthur Schopenhauer on Money

“Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.”

—Arthur Schopenhauer

457. Explain Pro-choice

A difficult moment for a pro-choice advocate comes when they try to explain to an eight year old exactly what it is they are supporting.

443. Career

Stop trying to get a job; get a career.

439. Instrumental Value

There are few things worth what you pay for them. Instruments are one of those things, partially for how long they will last and partially for how well they can communicate from your soul.

433. Change

Give kids your change.

406. Boss

When you work for someone, they are your boss. When you work for yourself, everyone is.

404. Quotes: Warren Buffett on Investing

“Be fearful when others are courageous, and be courageous when others are fearful.”

—Warren Buffett, speaking of investing in turbulent economies

379. Insurance

If you’re paying for it, insure it.

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