"When someone asks you, A penny for your thoughts and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?" ~ George Carlin
Thanks in part to you; I've advanced to Round 2 of the MarketWatch "World's Next Greatest Investing Columnist" contest. The competition gets really tough at this stage. Therefore, I had no choice but to bring out one philosopher skilled at being the most entertaining anti-establishment individual I've encountered--Mr. George Carlin.
The greatest comedians are not unlike the greatest philosophers throughout history. They inspire us to think about our thinking and often present their thoughts in the form of questions, for those of us who will listen, to answer for ourselves. The audience is thus enabled, not only to laugh at their own folly but to engage in critical reasoning.
Here are but a few examples of Carlin's funny philosophical questions:
When someone is impatient and says, 'I haven't got all day,' I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
Why is the man (or woman) who invests all your money called a broker?
For more George Carlin and to vote for us in Round 2 of the MarketWatch competition, please go to my new article, The Funny Truth: 5 Investment Lessons From George Carlin, and hit the "Like" button on that webpage.
Thanks. I'll be back next week...