"Life without Principle"
In reading a chapter titled "LIfe without Principle" in a 1947 book by Thoreau, a few sentences summed up our exact professional perspective, and direction we choose to take in everyday life. We are so very committed to having fun, savoring every moment we experience, and being as grateful as humanly possible. We felt the need to share these wise words.
"Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. There is a coarse and boisterous money-making fellow in the outskirts of our town, who is going to build a bank-wall. The result will be that he will perhaps get some more money to hoard, and leave for his heirs to spend foolishly. If I do this, most will commend me as an industrious and hard working man, but if I choose to devote myself to certain labors which yield more real profit, though little money, they may be inclined to look on me as an idler. I prefer to finish my education in a different school. If the laborer gets no more than the wage which his employer pays him, he is cheated, he cheats himself. It would be economy for a town to pay its laborers so well that they would not feel that they were working for low ends, as for a livelihood merely, but for scientific or even moral ends. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it." - Thoreau