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For a while recently, let’s say the first half of October this year, the talking heads got to me. I was glued to the financial crisis. I was watching CNN and BBC World, and dozens of different RSS feeds on the internet, reading all the commentary, checking currency rates every few minutes…
It took a long, introspective walk on the beach for me to realize I was taking entirely the wrong approach. It is so easy to be sucked into mass media hysteria. It was happening to me. It happens to all of us at times. But it’s much more important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
The markets are being manipulated. We are not in a free market situation. We are now dealing with government owned banks in North America, Europe and elsewhere. Besides the clear government market manipulation (a.k.a. bailout) that we see, you don’t need to be a conspiracy theorist nut to see that there are lots of other hidden factors at play. Lots of special interest groups with their hands in the pot, trying to direct the way things go at every turn in their own interests. Lots of infighting too.
We as individuals or ‘little guys’ have no hope of controlling what is going on or even of predicting things with any degree of accuracy. The best thing we can do right now is just say no – no to participation in manipulated financial markets.
The realisation I came to during that walk on the beach last week was simply that years ago I made some decisions about my life that I still believe in, more strongly now than ever. Wealrth for me is not just money which can gom up and down as governments decide, but quality of life – a healthy life with friends and family. Time to do things I believe in, that please me. In other words – I want to be in control of my life.
Quality of life for me is not being a slave to the TV all day, seeing who is the next person to be wheeled in to comment on the financial crisis. These days, lack of information is not so much of a problem as information overload. “Less is more,” as they say.
Life goes on. I already ‘headed for the hills’ as the Americans say years ago. Or to be more precise, I headed for the beach. I left my country of birth (the UK) to live in a place with a better quality of life, a tropical climate, and lower living costs too. A place where people are friendly and have time to chat and pass the time. Nothing is forever, as things can change. But right now I am very happy with my life as it is. That is by far the most important thing to me.
It is rewarding to live in a place I enjoy, do work I enjoy around my own schedule, and most of all to know that I am helping clients to protect themselves, their families and their assets from everything the world can throw at them.
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