Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Luck has been a major contributor to my financial success.  My net worth far exceeds the aggregate of my intelligence, efficiency, productivity and ambition.  My family has given more than 80% of its net worth to education.  It did so with the thought and belief that we could help raise the standard of living, even if by a little bit, of those around us.  But I have to tell you, it’s very discouraging to see what poor use is made of our financial support.  It depresses me to the point where I’d simply like to stop sending the checks and start building my bank accounts.  Yet for some reason, I keep putting our family’s money into an education system that seems destined to implode.

1 comment:

  1. Years ago I noticed a sign over my First Sergeant's desk that said "No good deed goes unpunished." I didn't understand it then but the years have made me a little wiser.