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Man gets to choose whether he spends eternity in heaven or hell

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by Andy Black, Oct 12, 2018.

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    (Originally posted here.)

    Due to a clerical error, a man gets to choose whether he spends eternity in heaven or hell.

    He asks if he can take a quick peek at both before he chooses.



    They show him the canteen in hell first.

    It's a massive banquet table with fabulous food and beautiful ornate chairs. The smells make his mouth water and stomach grumble.

    He wonders if this is a mistake.

    The dinner bell sounds and people shuffle in silently. They look gaunt and miserable, with a tortured look in their eyes.

    They seat themselves and start to eat. It's then he notices the spoons are 2 feet long.

    The delicious food falls off the spoons as they try in vain to feed themselves.



    They show him the canteen in heaven next.

    It's a massive banquet table with fabulous food and beautiful ornate chairs. The smells make his mouth water and stomach grumble.

    It looks exactly the same as the canteen in hell.

    He looks closely and all the spoons are 2 feet long.

    He wonders if this is a mistake.

    The dinner bell sounds and people file in chatting amongst themselves. They look well-fed and happy, with big smiles on their faces.

    The seat themselves and start to eat.

    They use the 2 foot spoons to scoop up the delicious food and serve the person opposite them.



    The canteens are exactly the same.

    For some it's heaven, because they choose to help each other.

    For others it's hell, because they choose to help themselves.



    Your experience of this forum, business, and life, will differ depending on what you choose.
     
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    I’ll just use my hands, TYVM.
     
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    There’s always one... haha.
     
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    This is in UNSCRIPTED right?
     
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    I don' t know actually. I have it queued to read but haven't got through it all yet.
     
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    Odd coincidence , so i doubt it.
     
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    The real question is:

    How can I make and sell an online course that teaches people the best tactics for 10Xing their results from 2ft spoons?

    Or, maybe whitelabel a 1ft spoon and sell it on Amazon.
     
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    Or an Amazon book teaching them on how to cut wood.
     
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    Yes, shame on Andy for not reading Unscripted! Exile! ;)

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    Which came first, the Andy or the MJ? :jawdrop:
     
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    How in the world do we have a MOD that hasn't read Unscripted yet?! Shame on you Andy!
     
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    Haha. I have a copy somewhere. The first chapter was a doozy. Then someone borrowed it.

    I’ll get it on Audible. I prefer listening to books at the moment.

    (Slaps wrist and goes to check Audible...)
     
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    Well, I heard it in school, probably before I was a teenager. I won’t do the Maths...
     
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    It's an old tale
     
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    That begs the question: Was MJ your middle school teacher back in the day?
     
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    MJ isn’t that old. I think he’s probably only got a couple of years on me (if that!).


    (Andy tries to get back into the boss’s good books...)
     
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    I admire the honesty considering @Andy Black could’ve just (falsely) added the badge!

    Definitely one of my favorite stories in the book and very appropriate to the forum and life.
     
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    MJ is in his early 20s

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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    I thought this is why rich people were buried with their own silver spoon...
     
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    Lets be clear: I did not write this story, from what I researched, it's a variation of an old folk tale.
     
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    Andy, for not having read unscripted, my grandmother is going to beat you with her 2ft wooden spoon
     
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    Even though this story is already on unscripted, thank you @Andy Black for this reminder, it helped me realize certain areas of life where I wasn't aplying this mentality.
     
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