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Missing what’s right in front of our eyes

Sometimes we miss what is right in front of us.  Here’s something you may not know about me.  When I was in high school, I had an opportunity to spend one semester in New England in a very small community called Granby, Connecticut; a small community in the middle of New England.  Granby, Connecticut had fascinating history.  What I learned was that the local residents didn’t even know their own history.  One class that I took while I was spending that semester in the fall of 1977 was a class on Connecticut history.  This was my junior year in high school.  During the first class as the teacher stood in front of the classroom, he asked several questions about local history.  One question he asked was, “who has ever heard of Old New-Gate Prison?”  Only one hand went up – my hand.  Then he asked, “has anyone ever been to Old New-Gate Prison?”  Again, out of the entire classroom, my hand was the only one that went up.  It was fascinating to learn that even though I had been in the community for just one month, and all the other students had spent their entire lives there, I was the only one in the room who had visited this local historical site.

Here’s the takeaway from this conversation this morning.  Every single day we have to make choices.  Many of the choices that we make is in regards to the security for our family for putting money away into a safe, sound asset.  Even though we have been exposed to it through our entire lives, we don’t know what it is.  We don’t know how it works.  Just like when I was a high school student for a one semester exchange program to Granby, Connecticut, my family, who I stayed with at that time, wanted to make certain that I understood the local history.  That’s exactly the way it is at our office.  My job is to know the details that most people just don’t see even thought the product of life insurance has been around for their entire lives.  They understand that it exists, but they don’t understand how it works. 

Don’t be like the rest of the students in that class on Connecticut history that I took when I was a high school student.  Instead, search out so you make the right choices for yourself and for your family’s security.  Find someone who has actually dug into the history, and understands how it works.  Our office is that office.  Let us bring that knowledge to you.

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