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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Love advice from Ben Stein?

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As my father says, "Advice is like an asshole. Everyone has one and they usually stink." [Actually he was talking about stock tips at the time, but that's advice of sorts.] The key word is usually, as there are some people that have gained your respect so you should listen carefully to their advice. I'd like to think that if you're reading this, you've gained our trust. I know if Warren Buffett gave me some investment advice I'd listen.

Now Ben Stein is peddling advice about love. Yes, that Ben Stein (the lawyer, economist, former speech writer for Nixon and Ford, writer,actor...)the monotone guy from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I may be being a little tongue in cheek but Ben Stein himself has said, "I've said to my wife repeatedly, I just want on my gravestone, 'He loved dogs' and 'Bueller, Bueller."

In today's New York Times, Lessons in Love, By Way of Economics, Ben Stein gives some advice about love. I think it's sound advice. Here are some key points:

1. You need to invest time, "caring, patience, and unselfishness," and you'll get this back in return.
Of course all of this assumes you are looking for love and the other person is as well! Just like an economist, making assumptions!

2. High quality people are what you should seek out.

3. Do your due diligence. Physically someone may be hot, but inside they may not!Get to know the person inside and out.

4. You shouldn't have to share your love. He or she should be yours and yours alone. Unless you're into that sort of thing!

5. When you find a winner, stick with it.

Happy reading!

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Alexander Stone & Stephen David
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2 comments:

Ben Stein said...

Great article. Love Ben Stein. Modern day unappreciated genius!

Anonymous said...

I love his "dry eyes?" commercial.