"The Way to Wealth," by Benjamin Franklin: The tale begins...
By Jeffrey Reeves MA
Editor's note: Jeffrey Reeves' introduction provides an overview of this weekly blog series.
“I have heard that nothing gives an author so great pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by others. Judge, then, how much I must have been gratified by an incident I am going to relate to you.”
— Benjamin Franklin, in the persona of Poor Richard Saunders
It is with the hope that the commentary I provide, which R. Nelson Nash equated with ‘The richest man in Babylon’, is in some small proportion as meaningful and motivating to today’s 21st Century reader as Dr. Franklin’s words were to early America, for they remain just as valuable today.
It is with equal hope that this series in book form will receive some measure of attention from insurance and financial advisors as a marketing tool, by insurance companies and their affiliates as a promotional piece, and endure beyond a few moments in time.
Thank you for reading the entries in this series.
“I stopped my horse lately, where a great number of people were collected at an auction of merchants' goods."
“The hour of the sale not being come, they were conversing on the badness of the times.”
The most interesting aspect of this behavior is that those who live on the dark side accomplish less than those who live in the light. Is it a wonder? Not at all; results reflect what people pay attention to.
Where do you focus your attention?