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There’s no use in your going back to college, anyway; and you’ve got to start in business somewhere. ”It's hard to imagine this sort of thing happening today.This sort of compartmentalization is very built into unwritten rules.
And, of course, once you've 'fixed' the person's computer, every subsequent thing that ever goes wrong with it from there on out becomes your responsibility, since it must have stemmed from your fix. Father could contribute nothing to the enterprise, but I had saved enough from a summer’s work to pay the fees of the first term, and I expected somehow to find work by which to pull myself through.Borrowing money from somebody outside of immediate family or very close friends, asking some random salesman to help decorate the windows, asking for theater tickets from a salesman who hooked up your brother a year ago, those would be very weird things.Like they could do a Seinfeld episode about somebody who tried to pull that stuff.Not because I was a perfect dancer — I never had the chance to dance at all — but because I played the piano while the other fellows danced!Except for one or two good friendships and a little social polish, which I needed badly, I doubt whether my college experience added much to my equipment for success.Agreed, what I don't get is that the biggest thing he has going for him, the reason why he has all his money and everything.
This thing he only has because of the most reactive, disorganized, pushover moment of the entire article, and one of the biggest I have ever heard of.“Now, don’t argue! “You don’t suppose I could stand it to be in that dirty old warehouse all alone, do you?
I hope this is not trite or cliche, but his description about that balance (specifically the line "People never trust an accommodating man with important things") called to mind "If" by Kipling."If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch"Quite a difficult line to toe, being gracious and helpful when necessary, but saying "no" enough to keep up that accessibility to "important" things.
It was a pretty good read, it has a great message and is always enjoyable to read articles from a time when journalism had a certain feel and flair to it rather than just delivering a message. I thought that the following message summed up the article quite nicely ..
Everyone hurries his life on and suffers from a yearning for the future and a weariness of the present.
But he who bestows all of his time on his own needs, who plans out every day as if it were his last, neither longs for nor fears the morrow.
He not only neglected himself, he neglected many of his biggest responsibilities.