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John Cronin

What a marvelous post, Kent. This is a message I needed to hear. Thanks again.


I would just like to say I enjoy reading your blog from time to time. Good counter balance to my speculative nonsense.

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

John & hotairmail:

I appreciate your comments. I hope to hear from you again some time.




Amazing blog!!! Your philosophical musings keep my ego 'grounded';)

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher


Thanks for the generous compliment....



I really enjoyed this post and feel it was very thought out. It is true that we are always making ourselves what we think other people want. I wrote a similar post to this one http://dwellupon.net/2009/10/give-weird/

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks Peter! I had not read your post until just now. It's nice to know that there are more people out there who promote the idea of individual thought with little or no care for what "other people" think.



Hugo Ferrer

Very good post/reflexion.

I had this site in my list of sites, but is the first time I´m reading it and is very good.

These thoughts of you make me remind the words of Steve Jobs in his famous speech at Standfor University in 2005. Words that had a great impact in me:

"Rememberign that I´ll be dead soon is the most important tool I´ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of the death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering taht you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks Hugo!

It is quite a compliment to be mentioned in the same context with Steve Jobs.

Thanks for reading my blog...



I was originally searching for the origin of this phrase (which I discovered via Martin Amis' novel Other People) but I was fascinated when I found this. I couldn't believe my own arrogance and soliptude in, ironically, failing to realise that Other People asked pretty much the same questions I was asking -they were not just Other People.
However, on reflection I realised the further irony that these ideas were posted on the internet - surely the manifestation of the phrase "hell is other people".
But on further reflection, perhaps it is the phrase "post a comment" that really hads a kind of global megaphone to the other people that make up hell.

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