1. Behind the scenes
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    08 Dec '18 10:342 edits
    When I was 15 I sat in a dark theatre, and watched this scene from this now famous old movie. Marlon Brando said to his son "I refuse to be a fool, dancing on the strings, held by all those big shots." (2:37 of this clip) Those words echoed in my ears for a very long time. Later on, when I entered the job market, that's exactly what I felt like many times, and I hated it, I hated being managed and operated by other people. After decades of work, delays, and overcoming obstacles, I now own my own growing business (no, I'm not a Mafioso, I do insurance verification and billing for doctors) make a comfortable living, work from home, and have never been happier. This quote was slightly out of context of course-

    - but sometimes a quote is all it takes - 🙂



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  2. Standard membercaissad4
    Child of the Novelty
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    08 Dec '18 18:08
    @mchill said
    When I was 15 I sat in a dark theatre, and watched this scene from this now famous old movie. Marlon Brando said to his son "I refuse to be a fool, dancing on the strings, held by all those big shots." (2:37 of this clip) Those words echoed in my ears for a very long time. Later on, when I entered the job market, that's exactly what I felt like many times, and I hated it, I ha ...[text shortened]...

    - but sometimes a quote is all it takes - 🙂



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuXkNQ82D-8
    "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth." M. Ghandi
    That one does it for me.
  3. Standard memberhakima
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    08 Jan '19 14:34
    The happiness you are seeking is not found in the flow of life, but in your attitude toward whatever life brings
    ~Ramesh Balsekar