That’s what Ma always said in The Little House series.
- Great loss = blackbirds destroyed Pa’s corn crop and made Pa sell a calf to fund Mary’s college tuition.
- Small gain = delicious blackbird pie with fresh young vegetables (no use in saving them ’cause the blackbirds will get it all).
I haven’t gotten to the great loss (yet? knock on wood): a layoff, which would be the greatest great loss, as it would be for most others.
If I were to lose my job, the small gain(s) would be 1. opportunity to take risks (one of my mentors say that when you’re unemployed, your opportunity cost is the lowest), and 2. time to travel abroad for an extended period.
What would you say the “great loss” and the “small gain” would be for you personally in this economic meltdown?
Also, what book did the blackbird scenario come from? No material prizes, but you get the satisfaction of being a Little House Trivia Expert! 🙂