True Story — I Have Enough

At a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island, Kurt Vonnegut informs his pal, Joseph Heller, that their host, a hedge fund manager, had made more money in a single day than Heller had earned from his wildly popular novel, Catch-22, over its whole history.

Heller responds, “Yes, but I have something he will never have: enough.”

14 thoughts on “True Story — I Have Enough

  1. newepicauthor October 6, 2022 / 6:31 am

    Life isn’t all about money, it is more about being happy and satisfied with your accomplishments.

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  2. Lou Carreras October 6, 2022 / 6:33 am

    excesses don’t necessarily lead to feelings of satisfaction, just bloating.

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  3. Sadje October 6, 2022 / 6:52 am

    Very witty comeback. And true too.

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  4. lifelessons October 6, 2022 / 9:19 am

    I love this story!!!! Perhaps it reminds us that maybe Trump has gotten what he deserves already. Although I think he deserves even more….and I’m not talking about money..

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong October 6, 2022 / 9:54 am

    Yes, that really IS the key. We reach a point when we have enough and feel good about it. They never make it. Nothing, no amount of money, fame, or power will ever BE enough. There’s something missing in them.

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  6. Marleen October 6, 2022 / 11:28 am

    So true. And it goes beyond managers of hedge funds and who are working in the worlds of stock and other finance possibilities like shorts and derivatives and whatever else. For instance, we have lawmakers (or campaigners) who are addicted to their stock portfolio growths and to all the ways their positions can be of benefit to themselves. The tie-ins of corporations themselves to politics and power and in disregard of people in general is our lot.

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    • Marleen October 8, 2022 / 7:05 pm

      Wall Street is Holding the supply chain hostage to pressure workers to accept a draconian deal and not strike.

      [Consider the immoral and outraging statement shown and read at 26:30 — reflecting no respect for people.]

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      • Marleen October 14, 2022 / 1:48 pm

        Railway Union Votes To Reject … Meager Concessions

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      • Marleen October 14, 2022 / 3:34 pm

        A month ago…

        Bernie and Biden Step In to Avoid Railroad Workers Strike

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  7. Lolsy's Library October 7, 2022 / 4:51 am

    Enough is better. Otherwise risk turning into Rowling, Musk and Bezos, ew, lol

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  8. Nope, Not Pam October 8, 2022 / 3:23 am

    Smart man

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