Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mark Twain’s advice to little girls (part 3)

“You ought never to take your little brother’s chewing-gum away from him by main force; it is better to rope him in with the promise of the first two dollars and a half you find floating down the river on a grindstone.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

It goes without saying that this 150-year-old advice from Mark Twain is rampantly criminal drivel, why, the very idea….

Or is it the kind of thing that happens all the time?

And here’s the other thing: the little brother probably would have agreed to a lesser amount, say, the first dollar and a quarter found floating…etc.

It’s important to take maximum learning from these insights, and to admit nothing.

In particular, don't admit that you don't know what a grindstone is.

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2015

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