for the many who are in a transitional stage in life…

April 13th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer 

…remember these words by fellow thinker Thomas Edison…”From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day…from his neck up he’s worth anything that his brain can produce.”  

I must admit that I was somewhat skeptical at first in whether or not to post this quote.  My initial thought was it might come off as a little bit antagonistic for those who have traditional 9 to 5  jobs…which would be the furthest thing from my intent.  

I ultimatley decided to post it because lately I’ve been meeting a lot of people who are experiencing an involuntary life transition (code word for being fired or laid off) due to this current recession.  History has shown that times like these are either an opportunity to stay the same or become better.  Of course I’m all about becoming better, so it made since to continue to share quotes meant to spark those seeking to create a positive change in their lives.

The mere fact that it’s a timeless message as well as so relavant to what’s going on right now, I would’ve been going against myself if I didn’t post it…and you know I can’t do that…LOL!!!  No, seriously…I can’t do that!!!

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  • 1. mr. good guy  |  April 13th, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    cool quote.. and please don’t ever not post something because you think it will offend someone, its your blog therefore your opinion. keep doing your thing. IM A FAN!

  • 2. Eddie  |  April 13th, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Great Quote!

    I’m Great!…I’m not conceited…but the truth is we all are great….we just have to pursue our calling (passions, desires, goals)…quotes such as this one reminds us that “we all are great” is true

  • 3. fatos  |  April 13th, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    recently I told my friend (who is a blue collar worker) that in these recession times, having an education is the best (life-long) protection.
    because jobs that a “body” can do, robots (in near future,) will do it better and faster.. (harder, better, faster, stronger, hahah)
    ..only what you can produce with your mind is worth so much more and unique and most of all… irreplaceable !

  • 4. whu  |  April 13th, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    Right on fam!
    Gotta Tweet this one. .

  • 5. memphis brother  |  April 22nd, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Thanks for the quote. It joined a long line of quotes and ideas/philosophy that keep me motivated from day to day.

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