Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Contrarian's Dilemma

"But contrarians usually don't take the easy route ... they're accustomed to swimming against the stream. And they rarely make friends by doing so. Instead they expose themselves to mockery when they're wrong and to wrath and envy when they are right. In fact, there's a risk with always being a contrarian. Contrarians may be early with their timing. For that, they will be laughed at. But they don't mind ... they know that they'll eventually be proven right. They know that imbalances and the madness of crowds can go on much longer than anyone can imagine ― so they wait for the unavoidable to happen. Hence contrarians need patience and discipline. They have to have the guts to try again and again to finally catch a major trend change." Claus Vogt

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

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