Why? Because the easiest way out of most difficult situations is the quickest way back in! Quick fix “solutions” (painting over rust) don’t last. When we fail to address root causes, when we merely “hack at the leaves”, we rapidly find ourselves facing the same problem. The easy way is built on shifting sands, the hard way is longer and arduous but the result rests on a solid foundation that will stand the test of time. To the shortsighted, the easy way may seem attractive and less costly but over the long haul, it is by far the most expensive in time, energy and money.

Closing Quotes:

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” – Thomas Paine

“Whatever comes to you in a cheap way will vanish in a cheap way. Be patient; earn it the hard way.” – Israelmore Ayivor

For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.” – Carl Gustav Jung, 1875-1961

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier