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Real Estate Entrepreneurs’ Credo


I do not choose to be a common man,
It is my right to be uncommon… if I can,
I seek opportunity … not security.

I do not wish to be a kept citizen.

Humbled and dulled by having the
State look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk;
To dream and to build.

To fail and to succeed.

I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life
To the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment
To the stale calm of Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect.

Proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done
All this is what it means
To be an Entrepreneur.”

― Thomas Paine, Common Sense