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ARE YOU WHAT YOU SELL? (Especially if you own a small business?)

by Donald W. Hudspeth
The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. - Phoenix Office

April 26, 2013

Previously published on Spring 2013

I. Who Are You? (And, do you really want to know?) From the beginning of recorded time we (well, maybe not you and me personally but some of us) have been asking ourselves the question: Who are we? Are we children of God or space aliens? -- a fortuitous combination of matter and energy? Thales said “All is water,” presumably he meant to include ourselves. Heraclitus said “All is change.” You cannot step in the same river twice and time is like a river. Democritus said the world is made of atoms. (Did the thought determine the reality? How does science work anyway?) Are we like fish in the water looking for a God that is all around us? From the beginning we have been off to the races to determine what we are made of. Descartes asked the question “How do I know any reality exists at all? I could be influenced by an evil demon that causes all my thoughts about myself and reality to be false.” (For his answer, see below. ) Obviously, I cannot answer such profound and perhaps futile questions. But, like the song “Who are you?” I wish to know....... II. You Are What You - (If I think about a pizza all day long do I become a pizza?) A. Reading.... B. Hearing.... C. Thinking.... D. Measuring. (Or, Standardized test scores as a basis of reality.).... E. The Chicken and the Egg (and whose turn is it to make dinner?).... F. Money and Art..... G. You Are What You Sell. (Unless You Sell Donuts).16.... III. Conclusion....


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