One of the most influential people in my life is a man I only know as the Frog Farmer. When I first got on the WWW I found him and read much of his work. I do not know him personally. I was sent the following and it claims to have been written by the Frog Farmer. It does indeed sound like something he would write. I know that I adopted this philosophy without having a name for it. Now I have a name… Happiness.
The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?
-Bible Apocrypha…Ecclesiasticus 38:24^5
Since my stuff I used to spend time on was burned up in an arson attack, and mt main computer crashed, I have lots of leisure time now. Like Reagan did, I cut a lot of brush.
That word, “business”, to me is more dangerous than a pet rattlesnake.
I went to a “Business Expo” and there were hundreds of booths from many corporations, all presenting their thing, and I made it a point to stop at any that had the word “Business” in their advertising, and asked them for the definition of the word that carried legal weight and could put people into jail. NOT ONE had a definition! They all looked at me like I was supposed to know what “business” means, like they all knew. But NOBODY THERE knew!!
I tried to help by asking obvious questions like, “Is it whatever you are doing whenever you are busy?” When do you need to get a business license? – Before you get busy, or after you are sure you can stay busy? If you pay for the license and never get busy, can you get a refund?
And what about these concepts: Are you a business, do you own a business, are you IN business, OUT of business, etc.? Everybody knows, right?!
I’ve decided to avoid business. I don’t want to get any business license or engage in any regulated activities such as business. Instead, I’m opting in to having, instead of a business, a happiness. You don’t need any happiness license past the Declaration of Independence. Business is taxed while happiness is protected. So I’m exercising freedom of choice to avoid business and replace its role in my life with happiness.
What happiness are you in? I expect to be asked as much as people ask, what business are you in? I’m currently in the internet utilization happiness, thank you.
“How much do you make in your new happiness?”
In Nevada have you have the constitutional guaranteed right of “pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness”.
ARTICLE. 1. – Declaration of Rights.
Section. 1. Inalienable rights. All men are by Nature free and equal and have certain inalienable rights among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; Acquiring, Possessing and Protecting property and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.