“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