Collaborative Fund: Obvious Things That Are Easy To Ignore


Lots of wisdom in this post on the Collaborative Fund blog (which seems like an excellent collection of interesting posts).

The post focuses on two core tenants:

1. It is impossible to feel wealthy if your expectations grow faster than your income.

2. Few things fuel denial and ignorance like luck, randomness, and change.

Each is backed up by fun facts and anecdotes like this one about Stephen Hawking:

In 2004 the New York Times interviewed Stephen Hawking, the late scientist whose incurable motor-neuron disease left him paralyzed and unable to talk since age 21.

“Are you always this cheerful?” the Times asked.

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21,” Hawking said. “Everything since then has been a bonus,” he replied.

A useful financial skill, too.

The whole thing is well worth a read: Obvious Things That Are Easy To Ignore

As always, the important question is: What does it mean for you and what will you change?