I'll admit to anyone that I am a worldly person.
I enjoy wrapping myself in luxury.
Poverty, or even a middle-class existence, is not something I would be able to withstand.
If I had to give up my fresh pate and my caviar,
I would suffer such bad withdrawal symptoms that I would most assuredly die.
When people tell me that my extravagant lifestyle is withering away my soul,
I tell them I'd much rather wither away in a mansion than in a shack.
Where money whirs, there I am. It wasn't just on a whim that I became a wholesaler.
The wholesaler business was where the action was when I first began.
It has since whittled down to just a few companies,
but back when I was first starting out in business, a fortune could be made there by just about anyone.
After making a small, modest fortune, I withdrew my interests from the wholesale business.
It was still doing well at the time I left, and people thought I was crazy for leaving.
I didn't wince even once, however.
What some people refer to as a wily disposition, I simply refer to as a smart business decision.
I wasn't being wily when I left. Now understand, I wasn't being wholesome, either.
There's limited amount of money out there, and if I don't get it, someone else will.
By quietly wiggling out of the wholesale industry
instead of making a huge announcement and encouraging others to do the same, I actually made money.
There was nothing mean spirited to this. It was just me being a businessman.
If the industry is about to have a calamitous wreck,
why should I hold the responsibility of wrestling people away from it?
I was not going to stand by and witness my own investments become nothing.
That would have been quite a woolly lose.
I'm wistful when I lose money, but as it stands, my wits are still intact.
I just built a new winter residence, a nice cabin, out in the woods of Oregon.
I wrap myself in the finest woolen jackets, made from the most expensive wool.
I go out in the evenings and listen to the beautiful sounds of the surrounding wildlife.
I dare not complain about how I made my money.