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Movie Quotes – Day 18

Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to.  — Gladiator

One of the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn as a person, and now to teach to my children, is “Business before pleasure”. You have to take care of what must be done before you can do what you want to do. When Irish Woman and I discuss projects around the house, it is not unusual for the ‘discussion’ to come down to “Do we need to do this, or is it just something you want”, and we both spend time on both sides of the argument.. There’s nothing wrong with doing the things that bring you joy, but you have to take care of essentials first.

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  1. And sadly WAY too few of the following generations understand that… They are all about self gratification first last and always…

    • I don’t think that the current crop of young people is any different in that respect than we were. It’s just that the consequences of putting off what needs to be done can be a lot less, so the sharp lessons that curb that behavior don’t happen as often.

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