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Monday, September 19, 2005

The Sneeches

If there is only one book to read with regard to understanding (at least western) humanity, it's "The Sneeches" by Dr. Suess. Why is this story so important? Because it explains why some people succeed at having lots of money while others do not.

In the story, the "Sneeches" represent the "sheepeople" or great unwashed masses - and "Sylvester McMonkey McBean" represents "Big Business", the "Military Industrial Complex", "George Bush (43)", etc. If you haven't read the story, please do. The text appears to be easily "googled" (for example) - though the pictures are really necessary for the full effect.

In the last two or three decades society has come to believe that "having lots of money" or "having lots of things" equals "succeeding". I myself believe that the definition of "success" is something that, like religion, must be decided for one's self.

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