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#87 – September 4, 2023
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Wise: Amor fati
In my latest article, I talk about two concepts that the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche believed were essential to living a fulfilling life.
Namely, (1) amor fati and (2) perspectivism
Amor fati is the idea of embracing all that happens in life with love, while perspectivism means there is no single “truth” that applies to everyone.
Combining Nietzsche’s “amor fati” with his concept of “perspectivism” provides a powerful mental model for dealing with the challenges of today.
When fused together, these philosophies give birth to a mental model I call “open-minded resilience”.
This model encourages us to gracefully accept life’s ups and downs (amor fati) while maintaining an open mind to different viewpoints (perspectivism).
Wealthy: Investing FOMO
Every investor has felt it: FOMO, or the fear of missing out.
It’s especially potent in today’s fast-paced world, where news of others making a fortune can make us feel like we’re missing out on the next big thing.
But here’s the thing about FOMO – it can cloud our judgment, leading us to make hasty decisions without fully understanding the risks involved.
Investing isn’t about keeping up with everyone else; it’s about steadily moving towards your financial goals.
Next time you feel FOMO creeping in, take a step back.
Research thoroughly, understand the risks, and consider if the investment aligns with your long-term goals.
Remember, the aim of investing is not to get rich quickly but to grow your wealth over time.
One interesting thing
Here’s a quote from my book, Do It Today:
“Checking is not a useful thing. It might be a verb, but it’s not a real action. When I started blogging, I always checked my stats for no reason. Then I thought: What’s the outcome of checking? Nothing. You just consume information.”
To protect your focus, energy, and time, keep checking your email, messages, and social media to a minimum.
Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.
All the best,
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