Sunday, February 5, 2012
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
For those of you unfamiliar with this fairy tale, you may want to read it here first ;)
This story is too classic and beautiful; I've no heart to butcher it with my own interpretation. So let's jump straight to the moral of the story!
By the way, have you ever wondered what's the moral of this story? What's your first impression when you first read/heard this story as a child?
Eat, sit, sleep, then run away! What the...???
As a child, I've always thought the moral was: If it's not our things, don't play or touch!?
Now that I've grown much younger-at-heart over the years, my life experiences show another possible viewpoint.
How do you find out if something is too hot too cold; too big too small; too hard too soft for you?
Yes! You've got it!
Now look back how you made your previous investment decision? No, not that one 10 years ago. It's the one you made a few days/weeks/months ago. The latest one ;)
Got your "ah ha!" moment?
And just to mind fxxx with you, the recent personal misconduct case of the 2 top civil servants - who both did an experiential "comparison" on someone else's wife - jolted me back to my original thinking as a child.
You can't beat the innocence of a child: Not your things; don't play or touch!
What talking me?
In my working career as a former purchaser, I've seen quite a few cases of 24 hours "resignations for personal reasons". And you may have read about lawyer using client's fund; doctor overcharging; hedge fund manager insider trading, etc.
What's this got to do with Financial Freedom?
It's your life, you got to do the walking yourself. I'm just the rustling of the leaves in the wind.