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January 6, 2009 ·

Billionaires killing themselves over business failures. 

one of Germany’s richest men at age 74 decides to take his life, or at least that what officials are saying.

I know money is a powerful motivater, but to take your life because you lose it all is an act of cowardice.  I believe the following section of a poem sums it up.

“If you can make one heap of all your winnings, and risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about your loss;…Your is the earth and everything that’s in it, and which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!”  -words from If by Rudyard Kipling.

I believe it takes a man to admit that he lost it all, and then start again to rebuild.  I understand the man was 74, but no one is to old to get life right.  Obviously he didn’t have the hope that he needed, and snuffed out his life too soon.

I pray for his family in there time of sorrow.

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