A Monopoly On Good Things….

You know no Nation has a monopoly on good things, each one has something that the others could well afford to adopt. – November 30, 1930   Will Rogers

I seem to be locked into the political mode lately with my posts! But there is just so much material available to make it that way.  But as a result I have been forgetting another major part of what this blog is about and that is to learn lessons of those who have come before us and that certainly includes Will Rogers. I will try to strike a better balance in the future.

I just recently came across this quote from my hero Will Rogers. I was pleasantly surprised by it but I guess I shouldn’t have been. I know I am an avowed pragmatist but I really never knew for sure if Will was one before me.

Many of my posts on this blog are about taking things that work well in other countries and implementing them here. We in the U.S. seem to have a paranoid belief in the “not-invented-here” syndrome. If we didn’t come up with it then it is not worth our consideration.

Thanks Will for re-enforcing my beliefs in your great wisdom.

One thought on “A Monopoly On Good Things….

  • If someone else invents it its not a good idea until one can find a way to steal it, claim it as their own: only then does it become the next best thing since sliced bread.

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