Lesson for a Rural Salesman

As I planned for my life outside the military, I decided to learn the insurance business. At the time I was feeling the need for more money and I figured this would be a good way to get more of it , fast.

As a rural salesman, I chanced upon an elderly couple who had nothing more than a bed, dining table, a couple of easy chairs and a portable radio, all centered around a pot-bellied stove. The home was clean, but very plain.

They struck me at that time as being “poor people.”

Now, however, I see how truly rich they really were. They lived a simple, uncluttered life with more time to enjoy being alive and being with each other.

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