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Subject:  Re: Buffett/Jayhawk Q&A Date:  7/22/2005  10:57 AM
Author:  fireartisans Number:  106671 of 254224

At $100,000 a year, I can find 10 people to paint my portraits to find the perfect one. I have that kind of money. But that is a waste, as those people could be doing something useful. I feel the same way about my kids and other heirs. They should be doing things that help to contribute to society.

I had to adjust my breathing after I read this. Is he referring to artists when he says "those people could be doing something useful"? As one of "those people," I believe I am following his earlier advice "Do the job you love."

I would wager that each of those 10 artists would think they were doing something useful. Art feeds everyone's soul. Getting paid for it feeds your family.

Blissful owner of much art and no Berkshire Hathaway

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