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Quote I Disagree With

July 21st, 2013 at 07:15 pm

You know the quotes that come up on top of the page on SA. Well, there is one that comes up periodically:

"Enjoy your job, make lots of money, work within the law. Choose any two."

I completely disagree! I have thoroughly enjoyed two of my last three jobs (spanning over 10 years) and made very good money. Of course, I don't violate any laws.

This quote is flawed on the surface. Dave Ramsey (sorry to bring up his name again, after the forum wars that I'm currently engaged in) doesn't seem to even be working. He's definitely enjoying his job, making a lot more than lots of money, and not violating the law.

There are many folks who do all three. What about you? Do you enjoy your job? Do you break the law? You may not be making "lots of money," but you're probably doing well enough and most likely making more than many of your peers.

Sorry to vent. It's just been bugging me, and I finally caught it when it came up in the banner.

5 Responses to “Quote I Disagree With”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, it's not one I tend to agree with. But I guess someone said it, believed it, and now has been quoted...doesn't mean it applies to everyone.

  2. Wino Says:

    It seems to be a play on the truism about projects: "Fast, cheap, or good. Pick two." That one has some truth behind it. I can find many examples of folks who do all three in the quote, but very few that violate the rule of projects.

  3. M E 2 Says:



    I think you're taking it a bit too seriously. I think it's intent is/was to be more of a joke than a social commentary.

  4. Wino Says:

    "Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end." Sid Cesar

    Without being based on truth, it fails as humor.

  5. scfr Says:

    I'm not a fan of that quote either, but I can live with it being on the Saving Advice site ... at least the payday loan company ads are gone! (I was away from SA for quite awhile in protest after those went up and until after they came down.)

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