It so happens that while expectations for our lives going forward are increasing, more and more the reality is in fact diverging from the path to meeting such lofty projections.
When where we thought we’d be or what we hoped would work out in our lives gets further and further apart from where we truly are or the actual outcomes of our efforts or lack thereof, we begin to say things and act in ways we wouldn’t otherwise.
Often, when that happens, we feel we have little or nothing to lose and any action taken with that mind frame can only lead to more hurt and pain.
Saying that to say this – whatever your position, elevated or basal, let that not make you supercilious or thwart your ambitions. But above all, learn the art of living, of which an essential part is understanding the content of your feelings. That way, however the winds blow, you don’t lose sight of the essence of your existence.
when we find our minds in the thick of thin things
someone ought to remind us that worries are oft not of things imminent
but bleak realities that we actually create and exacerbate in the thought process
an effect of distorted perception
and like slow-wave sleep with one eye open
that’s how we may feel
when gripped with fear of that which we unwittingly make real
if market performance is the ordinance
and exchange price is formulated speculation
we ought to seek facts and analyse sentiment on that basis before making decisions
but if sources of information flows are compromised
and know-how is manufactured or the application of it is at best swing and miss
if trust can be established on infinite variables making credibility nearly impossible to assess
how does one factor in the odds and risks
and who are the nemeses if not the market makers or participants?
Make your hustle a thing of habit
So that productivity becomes the outgrowth of your system
Have focus of intention
So as to not veer off course when you encounter unexpected mishappenings
Be resolute with sacrifice
And expect every gain to come with pain in equal measure as such is the nature of life
Work on yourself and focus less on the cards you’re dealt
That’s how you influence conditions and change circumstances
Supplant the old with the new
But be equally yoked with those you choose to keep around you
Be proactive not reactive – with thoughts, words and ways
For love is action, and the sweet sensations and feelings of fulfillment you’re fiending, can only be the fruits of its labour
Try to make every move strategic
Keeping common sense close so that as you broaden the knowledge base, you also develop better intuition
Let your tactics be tacit or explicit
After carefully considering every potential pitfall and advantage
And learn to ignore silly antics
Be relentless, never procrastinate, and just make it happen
Even happiness is a habit
Before Bembo’s body text, Gian Trissino’s additions to the orthography of Papal States made J more than just a swash of I.
Before the ship named Jesus sailed towards the shores of sub-Saharan lands, savages who sin they’d not have been seen as, for they were still free.
Before striving to become, live to be. Discover the gods within, but also find the devils buried deep – those we often avoid seeing and which hold us back from truly being.
Before going to sleep, influence destiny. Thoughts are waves and when tuned-in to the right frequency, you can feel light in the dark and see with eyes shut.
Before you see the light of day – pray, pray, pray!
Setting: offices of Giles & Jerico Actuarial Practice
Killian Hill, high net worth individual – client of Giles & Jerico
Giles, personal wealth manager
Credit to you Giles – I’ll give you that
Lord knows I need it
I mean you were spot on – these numbers are impressive
With all humility I’d have to agree, my estimation hit the mark. Even though I thought the gains made on the S&P would be mostly attributable to tax repatriation. I suppose I hadn’t factored in the reality that has come to be – this extended QE – quite extraordinary, don’t you think?
Didn’t expect interest rates would stay so low for so long either but hey, it worked in our favour
Certainly, but the day of reckoning will come, perhaps sooner than what consensus currently conjures, so we shouldn’t succumb…
Are you suggesting a sell-off?
Smart exit. I’d hate to owe the money printers. Would rather pi$$ on every bank from above like Leviev
Save for Rakefet’s of course
Oh well, I suppose yes. One has to reserve some respect for the likes of the almighty Leumi!
Yes Giles, what’s looming? You’ll get your raise. Full purse and perks. It’s well-deserved. Matter of fact, let’s go out to lunch. I’ll listen to your long list of demands while I down some punch, alas!
NB: you can find preceding episodes in the archives. The last was (https://htmm.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/the-case-of-killian-hill-vs-the-state-v/) from 2016.