The Brexit Doughnut
In 1931 Adolph Levitt’s Doughnut Corporation of America opened the first Mayflower Coffee Shop in Times Square. Some eighteen years later, The Mayflower Coffee Shop in Dallas was my absolute favorite place downtown. The Mayflower was at 1701 Live Oak Street at Ervay, just across from the Medical Arts Building. I loved to go to appointments with Dr. Shaeffer, our family physician, even if it involved a shot. Why? Afterwards, Mother and I would cross over to doughnut heaven!
In the Mayflower I first found what now seems to me the answer to the Brexit storm. A huge illustrated mural above the doughnut counter proclaimed The Optimist’s Creed:
As you ramble on through life, brother,
whatever be your goal,
keep your eye upon the doughnut
and not upon the hole.
In other words, as Jocko Willink would likely say about Brexit: Good!
The fearful will take cover. The brave, smart, and energetic will find opportunity. May you and I be among the latter!
Originally published at A. Allen Rowe, Ph.D..