Logic Of The Day: 08-12-2018.
The problem with comparing yourself to other people is you really never know anyone else’s situation. The co-worker with a nice car? It could be a dangerous and unsafe salvage with 100,000 miles. The friend who always seems to be traveling to far off places? They could be up to their eyeballs in credit card debt and about to get fired by their boss. Your neighbors’ marriage which makes you so insecure about your own? It could be a nightmare, a complete lie.
People do a very good job pretending at things, and their well maintained fronts are often covers for incredible risk and irresponsibility.
You never know, Warren Buffett was saying, until things get bad. If you’re living the life you know to be right, if you are making good, solid decisions, don’t be swayed by what others are doing — whether that is taking the form of irrational exuberance or panicked pessimism.
See the high flying lives of others as a cautionary tale — like Icarus with his wings — and not as an inspiration or a source of insecurity.
Keep doing what you’re doing and don’t be caught swimming naked! Because the tide will go out. Prepare for it! (Premeditatio Malorum)
~ Warren Buffet (You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out)
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