Thought for the Hour - Posted by Bert G

Posted by John F.- Tex on November 14, 2000 at 14:22:41:

Thanks for the Thought!

Thought for the Hour - Posted by Bert G

Posted by Bert G on November 13, 2000 at 22:09:57:

I couldn’t hold a candle to Ed’s “Thought for the day” contributions, but I ran accross this and thought it might be relevent. Something to think about when you run into “bolders” in investing.

“The Obstacle in Our Path: In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand. Every obstacle
presents an opportunity to improve our condition.”