A few days ago my grandmother was telling me about her neighbour. Her neighbour, a middle aged lady, was speaking very rudely to a young girl who does an excellent job of keeping their surroundings clean. This young girl works hard to make sure that their surroundings are clean, there isn't any garbage and people are able to live in hygienic surroundings. Not only was she speaking very rudely, she also had a lot of ego and thought herself to be much superior to another human being.
Just because she had a house worth several lakhs and wore fancy clothes, she thought she was superior and wealthy. Thankfully the young girl did not take any of it and replied back to her and even cursed the middle aged lady. I am glad she had the guts to do so. I like it when people stand up for themselves and don't tolerate injustice. With more economic empowerment we will have millions of more people not tolerating any form of injustice.
Someone who keeps the surroundings clean is a boon and not at all inferior in any way. We should all thank them every single moment, because without them we would probably be suffering from some major disease and would not be able to function. I find it very strange when I hear people behaving and speaking in an inhumane manner to people who might be helping them in several ways. Whenever I see someone behave badly with their driver or domestic help, I somehow how know that these people do not have true wealth with them. If such a person is good with me, I know the only reason they are good is not because of who I am as a person, but because of monetary or financial reasons.
True wealth isn't about how big our houses are and how many cars we have. It doesn't matter, because we all need to remember that at the end of the day we are not going to be taking any of this with us. If we can make people around us smile and make them feel nice, we will be sowing seeds which will benefit us in the future. I feel that luck and blessings have a very strong role to play in our life. Not many people talk about it, but the truth is that our luck also plays a major part in investing.
I don't know for sure what brings luck, but I have a feeling that the more good we do and the more smiles we spread, the more luck we get. There is certainly a higher force, which does justice in its own way. We might call it God, Bhagawan, Allah, Rama, Krishna, Jesus, Ganesha, Mosses.....
Why is it that people who are PHDs and MBAs and run big hedge funds end up losing millions and billions on the stock markets, but simple people without a proper education make millions? Yes, knowledge is important but luck and that special something is equally important. Luck, destiny, blessings all are. What do you think? Do you think luck is important as an investor and also in life? Share your ideas with us in our Happionaire comments section.
Ego, arrogance and hatred will never attract what is good and positive. We need to remember that anything is possible at any time. I have got several interesting e-mails, and recently I had Rakesh Khosla, a fellow Happionaire share something very interesting with me. I will be sharing it with you in my next post. It is nice to see more and more people doing research on their own.
I also hope to see all you fellow Happionaires this Sunday in Pune.
We are having a free workshop on “Investing in Indian Stock Markets The Happionaire Way” on Sunday, 22nd June, 2008, 6:30 pm onwards at
Crossword Bookstore, ICC Trade Tower,
Showroom No 1, Senapati Bapat Rd, Pune -411016
It will be a lot like our earlier event in Mumbai. Feel free to get your friends and family along. I’m sure it is going to be tons of fun meeting all Happionaires in Pune!
Keep smiling and happy wealth creation!
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