“At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel CATCH-22 over its whole history.”
“Heller responds, ‘Yes, but I have something he will never have…enough.’ “
“ENOUGH. I was stunned by the simple eloquence of that word — stunned for two reasons: first, because I have been given so much in my own life, and, second, because Joseph Heller couldn’t have been more accurate.“
“We live in wonderful and sad times — wonderful in that the blessings of democratic capitalism have never been more broadly distributed around the globe, sad in that the excesses of that same democratic capitalism have rarely been more on display.“
It is worth your time.
In fact, its worth more than that, so after you read it, pay it forward and give your copy to someone in your company, in your life.
If you’re the first to ask for mine, and send me your mailing address via email, my copy will be yours as soon as I can mail it.
It is past time we talked about this.