My favorite ERE Book quote !!!

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Postby jasoninmississippi » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:53 am

I have just start reading ERE Book, but my favorite Jacob quote: "People run harder and harder but somehow don't seem to get ahead, continuously bleeding money as luxuries become wants, wants becomes habits, and habits become needs, and so they slowly die a financial death by a thousand nibbling ducks." Page 24. When I read this, I felt like Jacob hit me with a 2x4. I think I need a BC !!! Jason

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Postby AlexOliver » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:10 am

Page 5: "Playing the shadow game for five years provides a permanent way out of the cave."

I'm just starting chapter three though so expect more.

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Postby OurLifeInc. » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:14 pm


That's a great one! It's so powerful when you realize you can use the system to your advantage. So many people feel stuck. Change your perspective and change your life.

While not Jacob's direct was in his book and I hadn't heard it in awhile.

"Be the change you want to see" Page 8

Applicable to so many things.

I'm in chapter I have read a lot of great quotes thus far...

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Postby jacob » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:16 pm

I'll be collecting these for a blog post if there's enough of them. It's funny to me how different people all focus on something different. It's amazing how subjective the application of "great" and "profound" really is.

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Postby AlexOliver » Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:21 am

p. 213: "What an institutional education [...] does is to facilitate the replacement of your parents with your future boss(es)."

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Postby Redsted1 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:05 am

p.87: "using the company gym for free requires working for the company. In fact, companies often attempt to strengthen their employees' dependence on the company by providing "benefits" like health care, retirement plans, and other perks which can be thought of as golden handcuffs."

That quote sent chills up my spine. I have had things like this dangled in front of me by friends, family, and acquaintances countless times..."This job has GREAT benefits you should apply for it" or "What are the benefits for job x you are applying for?" I think the best part is knowing how slighted and pissed off 95%+ of the current workforce would be if they read that quote from the book...! :D

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Postby aquadump » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:48 pm

"Considering that the median home is priced above $150,000, a mortgage rate of 5% will cost the homeowner $9,663 each year, which is more than the entire budget described in this chapter." (pg 134, Chapter 6: A Renaissance Lifestyle)

So simply said.

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Re: My favorite ERE Book quote !!!

Postby fiby41 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:25 am

Not from the ERE book, but related:

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." ~Albert Camus.

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