No Going Back to Those Simpler Days

Harvey Samuel Firestone, founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, wrote in his biography, Men and Rubber: The Story of Business:

Sometimes it seems that it might be better to go back to those simpler days, that one might get more out of a less complex life. But it cannot be done. One changes with prosperity. We all think we should like to lead a simple life, and then we find that we have picked up a thousand little habits which we are quite unconscious of because they are a part of our very being—and these habits are not in the simple life. There is no going back—except as a broken man.

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