Today’s Inspiration

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Choose Not To Be Common

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I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon … if I can. I seek opportunity …, not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the State look after me. I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build. To fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole; I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; The thrill of fulfilment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; To think and act for myself, To enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say: This, with God’s help, I have done. All this is what it means to be an Entrepreneur.

~Thomas Paine