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Drop everything. You know they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, a chart can be too! If you want to learn something and just become a better investor, you must look at these charts. And ponder what they mean. You may thank me later. Sorry, no shocking videos anywhere near, sad!
If there is ONE lesson to take away is this: NOBODY knows, okay?
Wow, what a read by Morgan Housel, one of the personal finance writers in my Like blog review list. I had no idea he stuttered. The guy is such a phenomenal writer only he could communicate the sheer terror stutterers go through every single day letting certain sounds leave their mouths. And how he conquered it. If this is NOT inspirational, I don’t know what is. So you don’t forget, inspiration is part of the mission of my blog. Because monetization is sure not lol.
Do you know what is really sad? Almost no one here knows about the atrocities happening in Yemen. Remember, the Saudis are the guys the US President posed with this holding that ridiculous globe and bragged about how many billions in arms he sold to them…I remember an Uber guy in San Francisco, we started talking about politics. He was from Yemen and he was almost in tears by the end of the ride…THIS is a reason to get angry about, not your late phucking pre-departure drink or lukewarm cookie!
I almost gave up on this one. I am glad I didn’t. As I found myself laughing hysterically several times through it. The author goes on a ten day trek through the South outback. With his parents. Riding wagon camels. Hilarity ensues…
Getting the camels mustered every morning was a real snafu. There was one problem-camel called Blister who’d been raised as a pet and suffered all the same problems as a trust-fund kid. Don was trying to break him in as a wagon camel and get some herd mentality back into him. One morning Blister was really making him sweat. Don was yelling “Fucking hoosh down, you bird-brained bastard!” and the camel – stubborn, outraged – was bellowing back.
My dad saw me writing in my diary and came over. He stood next to me for a while. Just the two of us. “If I was writing a book,” he said, “I’d call it Why We Invented the Internal Combustion Engine.”
Sometimes around the campfire we heard bush stories: about desert crossings, about a guy who had to shoot the bull camel he was riding in the head because he couldn’t get it to slow down. But mostly we got the Nat and Chantelle show. They had shouting matches about semen swallowing. (I remember this particularly well because it was the same high-volume argument, almost verbatim, three nights in a row: Chantelle was for, Nat was against. It was Chantelle who kept bringing it up.)
My mum loved it. She thought they were hilarious. But it was all too much for my dad. (I think it was being twerked on that finally broke him.) It will come as a surprise to anyone who’s been to a dinner party with my dad that he actually has quite delicate sensibilities. One morning he said to me, “That Chantelle’s got a mouth like a sewer.” Which was a bit rich coming from a guy who got up at my brother’s 21st birthday dinner and – reminiscing on the night of conception – said, “Yep, we should have settled for hand jobs that night.”
Well, as a Detroit Lions fan, I would be glad when this guy retires. I still have nightmares about that Hail Mary pass…Anyways, the dude is a mystery. And many were shocked in recent revelations that he does not talk to his family any longer. He is an intense private dude. Anyways, he opens up to this ESPN journalist and this is likely the only time he opens up so much. Interesting guy for sure. I just hope he stops tormenting us Lions fans, thanks.
And I leave you with this…True love!
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