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Kent Thune
Author of The Financial Philosopher, Writer, Thinker, Certified Financial Planner, Adjunct Professor and most importantly Husband and Father.
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"We think we know, that is our tragedy; so we never discover." ~ Anthony DeMello Almost all failures of mankind, from the smallest to the biggest, are rooted in ignorance: arguments about politics on social media, personal finance mistakes, failed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short." ~ Bertrand Russell On any given day in and around my house... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"You spent the first half of your life becoming somebody. Now you can work on becoming nobody, which is really somebody. For when you become nobody there is no tension, no pretense, no one trying to be anyone or anything.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2015 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Thus what we gain is Something, yet it is by virtue of Nothing that this can be put to use." ~ Lau Tzu I recently went kayaking for the first time with a friend. As with many new experiences, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy." ~ Kahlil Gibran,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world." ~ Hans Margolius In this New Year, 2015, I will publish my first book. I write this not as an advertisement... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." ~ Babatunde Olatunji It is much worse to have no presence than to have no presents... Writing a post on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety." ~ Aesop In just 13 words, Aesop captures within this quote the power of contentment and so much more than that. But who will hear the message... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"…and considering what the world is now, with all the misery, conflict, destructive brutality, aggression, tremendous advancement in technology, and so on… it seems to me, though man has cultivated the external world and has more or less mastered it,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." ~ Robin Williams I've paid homage to comedians on this site several times because comedy is a powerful form of philosophy. In fact, by far the most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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Inscribed above the entrance of the ancient Greek temple of Apollo Delphi, site of the sacred Oracle, are the words “Gnothi Seauton”, which translates to Know Thyself. The ancient Greeks and many of the greatest thinkers and philosophers before and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity." ~ Walt Whitman Life is simple; we only make it complex. We spend our lives unconsciously covering our authenticity with outer identity... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses." ~ Aristotle If you don't have money, it's because you don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"One authentic action in reality is worth more than one-thousand inspirations that feed the dream." ~ Kent Thune Some of you know I've been working on a book, which partially explains my light blog posting frequency lately. If I have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." ~ Babatunde Olatunji Start a new holiday tradition this year: In addition to giving presents, give yourself presence. This time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"When the way comes to an end, change. Having changed, you pass through." ~ The I Ching I have noticed a recent increase in news articles proclaiming that a growing number of people will not be able to retire. There... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"…only by facing death will we come to a deeper realization of who we are." ~ Eckhart Tolle ...so why not face death now? Why continue to cover yourself with materiality and hide behind masks, only to realize later in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." ~ Plato What would Plato, Socrates or Lau Tzu say to today's politicians in Washington, DC? The challenges America faces... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Only in that which has emptiness can a new thing take place." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti In my forthcoming book, I guide the reader through a progression, which, from beginning to end, is a gradual process of uncovering the authentic Self... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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This story begins 10 years ago when my wife and I were looking at a house that would become our home. The real estate agent was on vacation so the owners showed us the house. We knew we liked it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"Madness is rare in individuals—but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche America may be in decline but Americans are not. That's the point of this "Decline of America" series of posts -- to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER
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"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a sick society." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti The world is more connected today than ever but it is also more fragmented. People around the planet have an incredible capacity for connectivity.... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at THE FINANCIAL PHILOSOPHER