Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Life At An Inflection Point

I believe that 8 years into this “change in trend”, the masses are finally mentally and emotionally engaged in the situation. Even politicians other than Ron Paul are talking about the subject!

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”
Mahatma Ghandi

“Didn’t anyone know that this was coming?” Glenn Beck 9-24-08

Many intelligent people have been forecasting these exact financial events for a long long time. This shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone. The media reports on what “has occurred” and they spend little time presenting the perspectives of intelligent people with regards to what they think “might be coming”. The internet provides a source of extensive content that we all should spend time sorting through and sharing. My personal interest has never really been the financial markets themselves, but more importantly the associated events and changes that will greatly impact our lives, our children’s lives, and our grandchildren’s lives. As I’ve stated before, my 9/11 impact was “is our generation prepared for the challenges ahead because we’ve had it so good for our entire adult lifetime”. We’ve been lulled to sleep by 26 years of comfort and good times. I believe that it’s very important to read and to locate material from a diverse range of sources. CNN probably isn’t the best place. My wife told me last week to “stop reading those books”, but I believe that one should have a perspective on all possible outcomes and have a plan for each. Reading history might be the best place to start because we always seem doomed to repeat it. I’m currently reading “Tradegy and Hope” a documentation of world history from 1880 to WWII.

“George, this one’s a pickle. It’s a pickle. Potter’s paying ten cents on the dollar.” Uncle Billy

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