One Smart Fortune Cookie
“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”
― Lao Tzu
Wish this guy was here to see how complicated things have become. We sure could benefit more from making do with a little less. What do you think?
Wiki Factoid: Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and some other countries, but are absent in China. The exact origin of fortune cookies is unclear, though various immigrant groups in California claim to have popularized them in the early 20th century, basing their recipe on a traditional Japanese cracker.The slips of paper with vague prophecies are said to be a purely American invention.
On March 30, 2005, a record 110 second-prize winners won playing Power Ball…thanks to the numbers printed on fortunes inside cookies made by Wonton Food, Inc. which makes 4 million cookies a day for several different vendors. How do they know the numbers came from fortunes? Nearly all of the winners had selected the same Power Ball number “40” — that’s how.
Each of those prizes was worth $100,000-500,000, depending on whether they paid extra an $1 for “Power Play” multiplier feature. WOW! The top prize paid on that draw was $13.8 million, because the Power Ball # was actually 42, which was machine-drawn, or quick-picked.