Just stand there!  

redmustang91 58M  
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8/15/2005 4:04 am

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Just stand there!

Recall that phrase, don't just do something, stand there?

Well often the best things one can do are the things one does NOT do! Some examples:

In the eighties stockbrokers were pushing real estate and then oil and gas limited partnerships. These usually had very high costs and many went bankrupt. Most peole lost lots of money in these investments, estimated at over 100 billion dollars. One of my best moves was not investing in any of them! If you do not understand the investment and it has a glossy expensive brouchure to sell it, there are lots of costs and more hidden costs, so don't invest in it!

Not embezzling money. Leading to tragedy and disgrace as well as prison time, another thing I did not do! Corrupt attorneys steal their client's money and get disbarred. Not me.

Getting severely injured in an accident. A combination of good luck, some care, using my intelligence and avoiding some high risk activities has allowed me to escape so far!

So remember to not do lots of stuff!

Ana_6973 44F

8/15/2005 10:25 am

I think you meant to say, don't just stand there, do something. But sometimes you are right, just standing there does save you some trouble in the long run.

~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~

redmustang91 58M  
8924 posts
8/15/2005 1:55 pm

No, I meant to say: just stand there and don't do something, stupid!

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