We are trapped in a rat race, not just of acquiring money, but also of meeting family and business obligations. We pant through an endless series of appointments and duties. This problem is especially acute for those who sincerely want to do what is right. With frantic fidelity we respond to all calls to service, distressingly unable to distinguish the voice of Christ from that of human manipulators.
Freedom of Simplicity, Richard J. Foster, Page 5
Do you know anyone who has ever won the rat race?
The Man In The Mirror, Patrick Morley, Page 22
We are motivated by the knowledge that the Earth’s resources are finite. We are dedicated to seeking and implementing ways of reclaiming and recycling all that mankind uses and casts aside. We are driven to our task by the conviction that the bounty of this Earth is but a loan…not to be consumed but, rather, to be shared with all future generations.
-Leonard Fritz, Source: Huron Valley Steel Corporation
The job of the scrap man, as Leonard (Fritz) saw it, was to extract the value out of what everybody else saw as worthless, or couldn’t be bothered to extract on their own.
Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter, Page 36
Consider the way people are introduced. After someone is told your name, he automatically asks, “And what line are you in?” or “Who are you with?” This is why some people feel greatly alienated after they retire; because they have been separated from their job, they have also been separated from their life’s identity.
Positive Workaholism, Dennis E. Hensley, Pages xiii-viv