I was driving to an appointment today and heard that phrase. It was for a Mercedes Benz commercial telling people how Mercedes has built a solid reputation and will not put their name on junk. But it made me think just how true that statement is. All we really have is our good name.
Everyone goes through ups and downs. One day you are on top of the world and the next you are like Atlas bearing the weight of the world on your shoulders. Nothing is guaranateed.
Think about what was happening in September of 1929. Millionaires were being created on Wall street and life was one big party. In one month's time people were throwing themselves out of windows because they had lost everything So you can't count on wealth.
Professional athletes have great talent. They can win trophies and awards, championships and one day out on the basketball court ofr the football field they twist their ankle and that glorious career comes to a screeching halt. They can no longer play the game they love so talent may not last as long as we like either.
YOu can go to college and get ba,s PhD's MBA's etc, but if you don't know how to apply the knowledge, what good is it. When it comes down to the wire you can have all the book learning in the world but if you can't use it, it's no good. So even education may fail you.
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