From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: Happy Thanksgiving '17
I have learned one lesson repeatedly:
You don't know what you got 'til it's gone.
You are never truly thankful for all the great things you have until they go away.
So I make it a point to periodically take away all the good things I have.
This way, when I return I am much more appreciative of what I have.
In the meantime, when you take things away, you have incentive to work hard as hell.
Sometimes when things are going too well, you lose the drive to work harder and achieve more. You become complacent.
I always do things to take away the complacency.
For example, right now I own only a few things. Less than a year ago I was in an expensive apartment in the best part of town, full of expensive furniture and equipment.
I live nowhere permanently. I own a computer, 2 microphones, a few t shirts and few pair of shorts.
This is all I own. I sold or gave away everything else, and I did the same thing 7 years ago when I started B&D.
They say your cells change every 7 years and you become a new person. I find that every 7 years I start again exactly the same.
In these 7 years I have made a nice amount of money, spent a nice amount of money, had many wonderful memories and purchased many things.
Do you think I appreciated all that?
Sure I do, but not before I took it away.
Guess what comes back after you take away everything you have?
THE FIRE COMES BACK.
When the fire is there, anything can be done.
So I got to thinking about what I own and what I could do with it…
I am but a humble man who lives nowhere and everywhere, owns a few pairs of clothes, a computer, some nice audio equipment, and has a pair of eyes full of fire.
Whatever could I do with these things?
I have thought and thought and thought some more…
Perhaps I can think of something.