Posted by stargeezer 6 years, 2 months ago to Culture
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A picture speaks a thousand words!!

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  • Posted by $ richrobinson 6 years, 2 months ago
    I like that. I wish the majority of people in this country felt that way Star.
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 2 months ago
      Me too. Too many mistake a desire for a dream and then expect somebody else to furnish everything that will make their ill conceived desire to become reality.

      Since they lack the stomach to fight for the real Dream, when the going gets a little tough, they bail out.

      This confusion over desire/dreams is also why we see 85% of small business start-ups failing in 5 years. Add in the people who expect their desires to be fulfilled, because if they want something, it's their right to not be deprived of it, so on, it gets really old quickly.

      I love doing business with people who are living their dream. Just buying something from them is exciting. Even if they are excited about running a cash register or waiting tables in the small dinner we eat at sometimes, it's a great thing to share in. But if the person who owns the business lacks a dream.......it shows too.
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  • Posted by IndianaGary 6 years, 2 months ago
    That looks like Cesar Milan, a.k.a the Dog Whisperer. His story, about how he came to the US illegally many years ago and eventually became a citizen and built up a unique business is very inspiring.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 6 years, 2 months ago
    First, you gotta have a dream. Like Stargeezer, My body doesn't work too well, but my head is just fine. My dream is too big for me to completely live it, but the parts that I've got transport me wherever I choose to go.
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  • Posted by $ jbrenner 6 years, 2 months ago
    It's good to have you back, Stargeezer!
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 2 months ago
      Thanks Pal.

      Adding a new gizmo to my office soon and between you and my son, I'm not too sure who to blame for the dent in my Gun Funds. :) Thanks to you two, I'll shortly be adding a 3d printer. :)

      The more I looked at the things, the more applications I found justification for owning one of them today.

      The art dept of the university I attended was utilizing a early model, owned by a local factory to generate sculptural models. It was VERY awkward and VERY time intensive 7 years ago when I first received a briefing about it. We were allowed a couple days with the software and ONE run with the printer if the director approved. Since this was in the same time frame I that was neck deep in my pottery studio, I passed on it. I just didn't have the time it demanded.

      Now it seems the biggest hurtles have been overcome and the costs involved are much, much less. I'll be running SketchUp to generate my 3d software files since I have a good deal of experience with it and PronterFace for the printer interface. The printer kit I ordered is a Prusa i3 RepRap that I'll modify to increase the print quality.

      The only thing I've got to come up with is around 200-300 extra hours a week. THAT'S going to be the hard thing to arrange. :)

      Best Always,
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  • Posted by JCLanier 6 years, 2 months ago
    Star: I'll take you as you are.
    Head ( I've followed your comments in the Gulch) and your belly (I'm sure you've stomached a lot).
    Thank you for the "dream" photo.

    By the way, did you hit the mark/target in your "I am John Galt"...?
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    • Posted by $ 6 years, 2 months ago
      As far as what I was shooting at, I put holes on paper, but I won't make an appearance in theaters. However, when the DVD comes out, I'll be there for my "Cameo". :)
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  • Posted by Tsul-Kalu 6 years, 2 months ago
    Dreaming is good and healthy if you find a way to act upon it. Even when your dreams seem to fail, you get up and keep going. It is natural for us to dream and dream big, but then we must do the next thing which is Work, and to many in todays society Work is a 4 letter bad word. As one who has spent 20+yrs in construction as a drywall finisher and Italian plaster applicator I have seen the coming issues 1st hand, many want a pay check, but do not want to work, they show up do nothing, and are surprised to be fired. I see it everywhere now. Sad really. The work I do is not my 1st choice but life happens and one rolls with the punches, after 23yrs of marriage and 5 kids, I have provided for them with my paycheck, however I dream, unfortunately everytime I have attempted to move on to better paying business I have failed, but I do not quit, I find another idea and start over and work hard for it, someday I will find the right pieces of the puzzle and will Earn more success than I now have income wise. You must be able to work and sacrifice for your idea or dream, not many will today. Currently getting ready if all goes well to publish a 1st novel, lost of work over the last 9yrs, with family health drama's as well as work and lifes dramas but finally near the end .. no the begining. If people like what I have written then they will trade a value for value, and we shall succeed, if not (and thats a reality of books :O) ) then we start over and find another way to improve and succeed. never quit, and never give up, and I think / believe people can win! Just a matter of time. Ps. We MUST teach the youth the value of work, sacrifice as well in order to turn society around, if we fail there, then we fail the future.
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