Abraham Lincoln has a proposition for his step-brother
"I now promise you, that for every dollar you will, between this and the first of May, get for your own labor, either in money or as your own indebtedness, I will then give you one other dollar." Wise words from Mr. Lincoln, and a great way to instill the importance of hard work, as well as a healthy relationship with money...This is a great framework I will look to instill in my two daughters as they age. Thanks Shaun!!
This is such great advice from obviously a great and caring man.
Wow, that was some good advice from Lincoln. Nice story Shaun.
What a brilliant and loving solution. Like Rachael in the comments, I wonder if his brother took the advice/offer. Could have been life changing for all involved.
Wonderful advice- I wonder if his step brother took the offer?
Exactly the sort of well meaning bribery that never works. I find this heartbreaking.
What a way to kill someone’s intrinsic motivation and sense of self-worth :(
Such sage advise.
Give a man a fish, etc.
January 2, 1951? I think you meant 1851!