Updated November 11, 2022 “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden Have you noticed that modern life is a drummer playing at breakneck speed? [Continue Reading]
More Options or More Money? What Will You Choose?
In Oliver Stone’s iconic movie, Wall Street, Charlie Sheen plays a young hotshot in the stock market. At one point he shares a secret dream with his girl friend: “I think if I can make a bundle of cash before I’m thirty and get out of this racket, I’ll be able to ride my motorcycle [Continue Reading]
Simplicity: An Uncommon Path to Freedom
On July 4, 1845, an eccentric and unconventional 27-year-old began a two-year experiment in simplicity. The man’s name was Henry David Thoreau, and the location of his experiment was on the shore of Walden Pond outside of Concord, Massachusetts. On a 14 acre parcel of land owned by his friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau built [Continue Reading]
The Secret of the Loftiest Dreams and Tallest Skyscrapers
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau Have you ever marveled at the sheer audacity of tall skyscrapers? Isn’t it amazing that buildings can soar so high into the air? As of 2015 [Continue Reading]