Passing Value: Reflections of Three Retired Entrepreneurs to a Struggling One

SE: I’m not sure what I should do. Nothing has quite worked out as I hoped.

RE1: Most things don’t. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.

RE2: The only real failure is the failure to try.

RE3: And the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment, as always we must.

RE3: We came here and we tried, all of us in our different ways.

RE3: Some achieved more than others, but we did our best; nothing else matters.

RE2: Perhaps it’s true: we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

RE2: All we really know about the future is that it will be different.

RE1: So we must celebrate the changes.

RE1: Let them come. Bring them on. Because as someone once said, everything will be alright in the end…

– Adapted from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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One thought on “Passing Value: Reflections of Three Retired Entrepreneurs to a Struggling One

  1. Amen, Richard, voices in our heads.

    And the prattle is wearing, really. Worrying and complaining. Some snag, some gap, some tangle. Some problem in the web of life. I want to go from here to there, but which nodes do I navigate?

    Your WE have no particular attachments, no particular needs. WE don’t require a particular place, person or outcome to be just so.

    So – time to lose the web of life metaphor. Seems more a matter of transcending than navigating.

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