Friday, May 21, 2010

In Praise of Profit

" I like Money" From the movie 'Idiocracy'

Profit is Proper. Profit deserves Priase. Profit is a beautiful concept- as it is only possible when individuals or groups produce a product or service that other people want, need and like, and put their Money where their mouth is and BUY the thing! This is WONDERFUL in my estimation. Someone, somewhere is doing something RIGHT and getting rewarded for their efforts!
Most people that profit-WITHOUT GOVERNMENT PRIVLEGE, FORCE OR FRAUD- are making other peoples lives better- and thus helping their fellow human beings pursue happiness.

Those who pooh-pooh profit either no not understand or want to deny that Behavior has consequences. Hard work,planning, intelligence and good management of resourses should be encouraged, praised and rewarded. Profit is money left over from the costs of doing business- either to give to the employees, investors or to expand the business- for a Job Well Done.

Reality Check: Some businesses and people of course have short term" there is a sucker born every minute" philosophies. Buyer Beware! There always have and always will be " crooks" on the Planet. Government and law enforcement was supposed to get rid of these types, but the last I heard they were still around........

What would be the point of working or running a business if Profit or excess product of some kind suitable for trade with others were not your driving force? Why do people admire " non- profits"? Would LOSS or failure be a laudable goal? My answer is NO with a capital N. What is it about the term " non profit" that some folks find so appealing? Why is it that making money to provide neccessities and pleasures for yourself and others is scorned by many people and not given the respect it truly deserves? In my mind this is one of the Great Mysteries of Life.

Could Jealousy and Envy possibly have a part in this seemingly "unique" human phenomenon ? ;-) Sour Grapes so to Speak?

So, to all of you Entrepreneurs and Business Owners out there who ARE making a PROFIT- I say Thank you . My Hat is off to you. Keep up the GOOD WORK!

My life is Better for your efforts.

For those of you who are NOT Faring so Well: Be thankful for those who are- becuase the balance of our lives is dependent on their creative ability and success.

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