I don’t have anything to do. Let’s go to the mall.

Even though I am not a teenager, I recently had this impulse.  Last Saturday - no work to do, kind of crappy weather, no ideas to delve into or anything like that.  Just a void of time that I wanted to fill by going to the mall.  This was astonishing to me when I considered it … Continue reading I don’t have anything to do. Let’s go to the mall.

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The problem of judgment

Many religious traditions warn against judging or comparing one's self to another person, either positively or negatively.  The reasons for this proscription are fairly obvious:  comparison is really never apples-to-apples, and it almost never leads to positive feelings or outcomes.  People are unique, and their experiences are such that you can never really compare one … Continue reading The problem of judgment

Financial resilience

Recently, I happened upon Berkshire Hathaway's spartan website and, not surprisingly, encountered many plainly packaged gems.  One was listed in Warren Buffett's special letter addressing his company's outstanding success.  He wrote the following: Financial staying power requires a company to maintain three strengths under all circumstances: (1) a large and reliable stream of earnings; (2) massive liquid assets … Continue reading Financial resilience