Once upon a time, there was a frog.
It lived in a well.
Its cousin, however, lived in the ocean, and this particular cousin came to visit.
Cousin froggy was stunned. How could one thrive in such a small space? Our original froggy, however, did not believe that one’s world could get any better. It loved the well, and only after much coaxing did it agree to see what the ocean was like.
Upon seeing the magnitude of an ocean, our original froggy’s head exploded. This story’s from Paramhans Yogananda.
I’m sure you’ve heard this story from someone. Something similar probably happened to you too, of course on a much smaller scale of magnitude, with no head explosions and all that.
I used to walk around pretty smugly with my Blackberry, thinking that I was like there, connected. Experienced kind of a head explosion upon moving to an Android smartphone.
What is it about us humans?
Why are we so limiting?
Why do we create barriers around our life-experience, around our possibilities?
Market conditions keep changing. Just as we get tied up into a rut and define a market as range-bound and going nowhere, it breaks out. Are you able to cope?
Can you adapt to such changes in conditions?
Are you quick on your feet? Or are you lethargic, and full of inertia?
What’s that song by The Black Eyed Peas?
“don’t…don’t…don’t … … don’t-stop-the-party!”
I know you’ve been humming this song during your continuing debt market party, but there is more to the scene than just the debt market. The debt market is not where things start and end in the world of investing. There’s more.
The world of investing is like an ocean.
The next buzzing market will make itself known. It’s only a matter of time. Be ready for it. Don’t remain clogged up within the claustrophobic walls of one market only, out of sheer laziness and a false sense of security.
Get out there.
Experience the ocean, without your head needing to explode.