Set forth below are some words that I recently put to the Balance Junkie site during discussion of my Guest Blog Entry titled How to Use Valuation-Informed Indexing: Part Two.
Thank you for those exceedingly kind words, Kevin.
Yes, my name has indeed been showing up at more sites in recent months. I’d like to comment briefly on that reality because I think it is a matter of some importance to the future of the Personal FInance Blogosphere.
Every reader of our blogs wants to invest effectively. Every one of us bloggers wants to help his or her readers to achieve that goal. We are all in this together. We are all friends.
I think it’s fair to say that everyone who knows even a little bit about my history has at least a sense of what I am getting at here.
I’ve got the hand of kindness outstretched to everyone. My aims are positive, life-affirming ones. For every single person involved.
We solve our problems by talking about them. It’s the only way the humans have ever come up with. There is no other way.
Discovering a better way to invest is 100 percent good news for all of us. There is not even a tiny bit of bad in it for anyone. We all need to focus on that and get about the business of figuring out the best way to manage the transition.
Love is the answer.
People don’t talk like that much in the investing field, do they? You know what? That’s the problem!
Investing is a human endeavor. When it comes to any project involving the humans, love must be present or things are going to go off track. There are no exceptions.
I hope that in coming days we will all be able to focus more and more on the positive stuff going on all around us and become gradually less and less tied to some old ways of doing things that at one time seemed to make sense but which have been revealed over time to have been somewhat less than perfect in some of the particulars.
My thanks to all those (this group very much includes my good friend Balance Junkie!) who have made my increased visibility of recent months a reality. It’s when we get to the other side of the Big Black Mountain that the real fireworks (the good kind!) begin.
I can’t wait. And I believe that every single one of us is going to feel the same once we collectively work up the courage it will take to get from where are today to where we all deep in our hearts want to be tomorrow.