Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions (vii)

Forget days off
If you want to get on and stay on

Because there’s a price to pay
For every bit you earn and coin you own

So only take time out
To sharpen your arsenal

And know there’s nothing comfortable
About journeying to the top

For those who do the most
Understand the cost…

And that time is the only loss
That affects earning potential


Flux

The exercise of influence
Without checks and balances
Creates a disconnect
Between a contriver and those affected by his suppositions, inferences or actions

Thus a value creator
Whose achievements rightfully deserve to be lauded
But with a reputation shrouded in controversy
Will ultimately be left in the lurch or knocked off his perch
Often without discredit to his ingenious contributions