When he and my mother were young entrepreneurs just starting out, their bank manager once said,
“Mr and Mrs Griffiths, you two are skating on very thin ice!”
Somehow they fell in love with this idea. Decades later they were still looking lovingly into each other’s eyes and repeating his warning to each other in deep, gravelly voices.
Were they irresponsible? Not at all. They were good solid citizens. But they got a thrill from going for it even if they didn’t have a huge bank balance. There’s a thin line between enjoying life and not caring about the consequences.
How about you?
Do you skate on thin ice?
Fly kites in storms or perhaps even give the cat the canary?
Our next call with Richard Unger is on the topic is responsibility vs irresponsibility.
We’ll be looking at three types of responsibility:
Emotional responsibility, intellectual responsibility and spiritual responsibility
and exploring what hands have to say about this subject.
Richard has thought deeply about this subject over more than 40 years of reading hands and I’m really looking forward to hearing his views.
I was totally irresponsible this summer and took an extended break (or perhaps that’s being responsible??)
I’ve posted at bit on this in Earth School.