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September 15, 2008

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donna

Good messages for a tough day.

Lots of risk and uncertainty out there right now. Too much was hidden for too long, methinks. ;^)

Ari Koinuma

I think uncertainty is freeing in a way that we are not attached to any particular plans or outcomes. When we do have such projections, we tend to worry about whether they come true or not. When things are uncertain, we can view it as a pure potential -- for good or bad. People who can harness its power can see uncertainty filled with positive opportunities. Others can see it as a threat. Either way, it is true.

Here's a post of mine that discusses stuff along that line:

http://ourbestversion.com/2008/06/making-uncertainty-your-friend/

ari

Aman

There surely is more power in the hidden. It's hidden because we're hiding from it. "Fear" of uncertainty appears to be the limiting factor. It's not the uncertainty that's the limiting factor, it's fear - a priori.

The Financial Philosopher

Donna / Ari / Aman:

I believe I can tie all of your and my thoughts together with a few quotes from Michel de Montaigne:

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."

"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened."

"There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."

"It is the mind that maketh good or ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor."

"A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them."

Thanks for reading and for sharing your thoughts...

Kent

Next Gen Politics

Once again fantastic Kent. I don't do a lot of investing, but the way you tie the investing with everyone's daily experience is great. Knowing that, in the grand scheme of things, we know nothing would probably lower our blood pressure and make our everyday relationships more meaningful as well.

Once Again, great post. I look forward to your next post.

Jerame Clough
-Next Gen Politics

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