“Don’t Eat Your Seed Wheat”

In times of crisis and upheaval, it is always good to look at what you can control compared to what you cannot. It pays to look at the fundamentals again to set the foundations of your life as secure as possible. As the great political strategist and opportunist of the 1500s, Niccolò Machiavelli is quoted as writing, "Never waste the opportunity offered by a good crisis." One of the critical foundations is looking after the money we earn and use it for its maximum results. These principles are easy to implement and easy to forget, so a good reminder, is always worthwhile. Like a drifting boat, it is incredible how far you can travel when you're not paying attention. So here we go.

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“Beware High Minded Lunacy”

In my last post,  "Will Destiny Prove You, Hero?" I explored how we judge history and often look for simplistic ideas to solve its inherited problems. And more often than not, take a quick fix rather than the more difficult questions and solutions. I looked at how we forget that we too have flaws and fail to see how history will comment on us - if it comments at all. I also explored the substance of  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's famous saying, "A man's shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself." This week, as a bookend perhaps or a cousin of ideas, I will delve into the concept of "High Minded Lunacy" and its resultant impact on our macro and personal worlds, what may cause it and some ideas on avoidance. Something's to think about - Enjoy. Let’s get into it. 

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