reply to post by JohnPhoenix
OK...I can respect that answer...as inexperienced as it is...and I will say I admire you for your stance. Unfortunately...I have had MUCH greater
experience in these sort of things and if it was myself that developed say a Low Cost Green UNLIMITED ENERGY SOURCE...I would proceed with an ARMY OF
SECURITY...and EVEN THEN...I would be careful about infiltration into my group.
I do not believe you understand how Powerful and to what extent or length some Business Groups would and have in the past..gone or will go to or threw
just to destroy and possible threat to their ability to MAKE MONEY!
I help run several of my Families Companies which all started as Small Businesses. We all worked VERY HARD and I am now wealthy. We had decided long
ago not to GO PUBLIC and have kept our Companies Privately owned. This was a topic of Great and Long Discussion as Venture Capitalists were VERY
interested in two specific Companies my Family owns.
It came down to this...How much Money do we REALLY NEED? And....Are we the type of People who can so easily sell out for TRUCK LOADS OF MONEY....with
the cause and effect resulting in our Employees loosing their long time JOBS as some of them have been with us for multiple decades as well as how
this SELLING OUT would be perceived by our Community, Friends and Neighbors?
The answer to all those Questions was...NO! We are LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM....WE WILL NOT TURN THE DREAMS OF THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED OUR FAMILY INTO
NIGHTMARES BECAUSE WE SOLD OUT JUST TO OBTAIN MORE MONEY WE DON'T NEED! I mean...Really....HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH!? And I also know one thing to a
great deal more so than most people and to an extent that is very hard to describe.....MONEY CANNOT BUY HAPPINESS! It can help ease tensions and
provide basic necessities as well as Luxury of Living...but at one point in my life where being in the Entertainment Business...thus ALWAYS BEING
SURROUNDED BY OTHERS BUT HOPELESSLY BEING AND FEELING ALONE...loneliness to an extent that creates Physical Pain....I was not truly HAPPY until I
began dating My Girl.
She filled a Void inside me and we had been friends first as she had dated my Guitar Player and knew my Lifestyle so there were no secrets or a
necessity to keep anything from her as she had been with us on tour and understood how a Man who as a Musician can be with any Woman that he chooses
for a Night or so...but be utterly LOST and LONELY.
I always liked her and she was dating my Guitarist and Best Friend. One night she came to me as we were about to take the stage with my Best Friend
next to her and said...HIS NAME....and I were on the beach and while we were walking...I found this small Sea Shell which reminded me of you for some
reason...I want you to have it. And right then with my Best Friend looking on with a smile on his face...handed me this Small but BEAUTIFUL SEA
SHELL. She smiled and looked into my eyes and said...I Hope this makes you feel better.
SHE KNEW! She knew how sick of Touring I was and how sick of one night stands...I was...and how intensely lonely I was. As I am not one for Stealing
ANYONE'S love away from them and even though I believe I fell in LOVE with her at that moment...I could not hurt my Best Friend and never attempted
any overtures towards her. It was not until several years later and after my Best Friend and she had broken up that a chance meeting at a Club that a
friend and I were attending a show...that I would see her.
Both myself and my friend were extremely drawn to this extremely Beautiful Lady who's beauty was not just on the outside but radiated from her heart
and soul. I have never met a kinder and gentler Woman of such Beauty in my LIFE! Usually women of such exterior Beauty will tend to have attitudes
or be High Maintenance but she is not one of them. My friend and I competed for her affection but she chose me. I asked her why. She said that it
was not the fact of my looks or money or celebrity that lead her to choose me...but because I did not push my friend aside and was patient and allowed
her to make up her own mind rather than to openly PUSH and PURSUE her for her attention. She in fact said that my purposeful distancing myself and
allowing my friend the opportunity to receive her attentions made her curious and thus made me all the more attractive.
I replied to her that I had been waiting a long time for the right woman and if she saw something in my friend that she did not see in me...then it
was not meant to be. The exact moment of her choosing me was after a small friendly kiss on the nose from behind her and over her left shoulder that
she then turned and hugged me and said...If we are going to be Dating then....and the rest of the sentence was drowned out by the band! I immediately
smiled and replied...WE ARE GOING TO BE DATING? She said of course! S.I.