The Stiff-Necked

I have friends, associates, and colleagues who categorically refuse to do what I suggest.

This is not an exaggeration: I can literally stand in front of someone and tell them to do something and that instruction, upon falling from my lips, will instantly and automatically be demoted to the very last thing they will ever consider doing.

One of over a dozen examples from 2017:

I told an investor to buy the crypto-currency Bitcoin way back in June 2017. The exact date was June 16, 2017 when the price for Bitcoin (NYXBT) was $2,528.10.

Today, November 17, 2017 that same Bitcoin is trading at $7,843.94 — losing some ground after it broke $8,000 (2017 YTD @ 683.5%).

Why did they not act?

Because David Jetre recommended it.

A recent enterprise in Jakarta, Indonesia suffered a $250,000 write-off simply because three grown men categorically refused to listen — they refused to do the right thing.

Instead, they ran the venture into the ground.

They refused to obey.

They chose instead to betray one another.

I am better off alone.

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The Parable of the Great Supper

Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

Then He said to him, “A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, for all things are now ready.’ But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’ Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and thelame and the blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’ Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’”

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.