Quote by Dee Dee Myers
There are people in the public sector with a range of experiences that have no equivalent in business, but are essential to governing, like keeping a kid in school or helping someone get and hold a job. The value of those skills can't easily be measured against a bottom line.
This quote highlights the unique and invaluable expertise found within the public sector that is not easily transferrable to the business world. It recognizes that certain skills, such as ensuring educational opportunities for all or facilitating employment, are crucial for effective governance but cannot be quantified solely based on financial outcomes. These skills, although intangible, play a vital role in shaping society and improving the lives of individuals. The quote emphasizes the importance of respecting and valuing the diverse experiences and skills that public sector professionals bring to the table.
Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.