End of March

Looking down, abashed
As markets crash
The capital class fear loss of status
Nonetheless, some in that bunch will gain much
As a result of access to insider information
Or simply the ability to adjust positions and adapt to new market conditions
Such that forces move in their favour even during a credit crunch

The so-called consumer class
Don’t fully understand their plight – such a farce
On their minds – debilitating comforts
Their actions – faux pas, peccadilloes and digital stunts
Their wishes – maintaining gainful employment
Their worries – basics becoming scarce
Lives of the soon to be the underclass – alas!

Those without – the marginalised
Have little to live for
Since minus the virus
They’d still be facing the demise
So one wonders how long their hopes will last


Sentiment vs Common Sense

To understand cause and effect
One has to research

To occupy land
One has to pay tax

To influence change
One has to earn respect

For it matters not so much the consequence
If one doesn’t understand the intent

Matters little what one’s post code reads
If one’s name is not on the title deed

Matters less what one says
If the message falls on deaf ears


Capital & Custody

To ensure lasting success, proper self-custody of your financial assets is vital

But that requires self-control and the ability to assess and mitigate risk

So if becoming wealthy is top of your priority list

Learn not only how to acquire and keep possession, but also how to multiply and earn maximum interest on your capital


in the beginning is truth

Grasping truth is the easy part

Because truth speaks to nature

And all things are of it

Accepting implications of said truths however

Demands more than a change of feelings

It requires discarding old ideas around perceived stature

It prompts new beginnings


Game of Throngs (vi)

People pay attention and worse pay with their hard-earned income to watch others attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges

Particularly when failure and assassination of character are the high risk factors

They’ll bet billions if consensus is that odds can’t be beat unless one pulls off a Bill Benter

So much that self-efficacy for most is a concept only to be explored vicariously

Self-effacing attitudes that breed cowardice through avoidance of shame

But in a world which is but a playground and wherein we must all choose to either observe from the sidelines or get in on the action

We’re all simply part of the game, so why not take more risks and at least live our lives to the fullest?


Bonds

A bond is a business and every business is a bond

To the unlock the keys to success requires buy-in and commitment, predicated on the expectation of maximum value extraction from a proposition

And once there’s an agreed Shamir’s secret sharing like setup, all parties can have full confidence in a shareholding scheme


Good Stuff

good credit begets goodwill and therefore keeps one in good standing
it’s a show of dependability that dresses up future uncertainties

good merit warrants good understanding
it’ll transcend a bestower’s affinities if the performance upon which it’s conferred addresses difficult challenges

a good marriage like any business arrangement will last as long as it maintains mutual benefit
it’ll survive tides high and low if partners through the swings can still live out their romantic fantasies

a good cause is devoid of miscarriage of justice and often needs no defending
it garners the support of citizens as long as it doesn’t exploit the public’s proclivity to promulgate charitable activities