“Living well is the best revenge.” George Herbert, the early 17th-century metaphysical poet and clergyman, owns the distinction of coining this uplifting aphorism, a man of probity who has given us a way out of our present spiritual and economic dilemma. He makes sure we understand that we cannot get up by going down. We must live well. By and large, the only way for us to compete in the world as it is now is for us to drench our products and service with quality and qualities that discerning people care about. As it happens, that is probably also the only way healthy people can live their lives, because it carries with it the idea of â€œa job well done.â€ The goal is quality of life, not a life of crumbs and crumbles.
From the always interesting Letters from the Global Province.