Getting Owned

“Men who build empires frequently find themselves holding a grizzly bear by the ears. They more they do, the less they are able to do. The more control they amass, the less control they have. The more power they they acquire, the more powerless they feel. This is because the vanity of increase, the futility of silver and gold, has a life of its own. A man may work hard to acquire money, only to discover at the end of the day that the money actually acquired him. Few men have wealth, and even fewer control it when they do.”

Douglas Wilson, Joy at the End of the Tether

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