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When chasing of profits, don't leave your customers behind.

Public listed companies are split-personality companies in that they make money from selling products and services to customers and from the buying and selling of their own stock or at least taking advantage of its price. One one hand, it has to do right for the customers to continue buying. On the other it has to do things that the stock market likes, like meeting revenue expectations to keep the stock price going up. But if doing one good hurts the other, whom will they most likely choose? The more gullible.

Ignorance + Arrogance = Idiots

There is the blissfully ignorant and the knowledgeable / know-it-all arrogant. But the combination of both is something truly special. People too arrogant to want to know more and arrogant enough to impose that no one else should too. A person too ignorant of what others know and ignorant enough to assume they know more than everyone else. I present to you the Idiot.

Time spent feeling sad is lost time feeling happy.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) If time is finite and can never be gotten back again, why do we waste so much of it being sad. No, not feeling sad. We all should feel sad. Feeling sad is what makes us human.
But being sad. Deciding to be in a sad state. Wallowing in our sorrow longer. Why do so when we could spend that time being happy. Or trying to make ourselves feel better.
So when you can choose sad, why not choose happy?

The unbridled pursuit of wealth is called greed. It is not the acquisition of wealth, merely the pursuit of it.

Was "The unbridled pursuit of wealth is called greed. It is not the acquisition of wealth as often greed is worn by the wealthy but merely the pursuit of it." or earlier "The unbridled pursuit of wealth is called greed. It is not the acquisition of wealth despite that greed is worn by the wealthy but it is merely the pursuit of it."

Contrary to popular belief, the intellect is not an exhaustable resource

On the Contrary (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Why do people hoard wisdom as if it is spent once given away? The strange thing about knowledge and understanding is that it grows the more you use it. The more you use your brain the better it'll get. So why do people choose to ignore their best ideas? Laziness?

Learning is not in the retention and regurgitation of facts, but of the evaluation of the conclusion derived from those facts as to whether to incorporate it into daily life

The concept of facts is under assault. In so much as as truth is relegated to a form of opinion (my truth vs your truth) so that it be on the same standing as perception. Reality was the first casualty when it was brought down and equated as perception. Reality is what it is. Perception is your conception and opinion of what that is. A summation of reality. Your perception alone does not change reality. Your actions based on your perception does. Thus the stock market.But the concept of fact is under attack. It is under attack when we excuse lying as a reforming fact. To say something that is it not is lying. Plain and simple.

Everybody appreciates being appreciated.

Thank You - Danke (Photo credit: AlicePopkorn) It sounds truthful. It's probably true. We forget it all the time.

The trick to this quote is repeating the noun as verb. Both have to be spelled or sound similar. Try it. "Everybody likes being liked". "The hated hate more." "Confusion make everyone confused".
Or take it up a notch. "Only the needy need to need"

Idiocy knows no bounds

Stupidity Sign (Photo credit: Bill Gracey) There are probably measurements for stupidity but often we do not know what it is, what more than use it. The problem is that there is no end to it.

A person who has never lost something, has never found anything.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Originally I wrote this as "A person who has lost nothing, has never searched and found anything" but the above sound catchier.