I’v e posted Entry #62 to my weekly Investing: The New Rules column at the Death by 1,000 Papercuts site. It’s called The Green-Eyed Monster.
Juicy Excerpt: We don’t like big advances and we don’t like the people who come up with them. We prefercontinuing to believe what we believe today. We are more comfortable with what is than with what could be if we opened our minds to new ideas with the power to change our lives for the good in powerful ways.
We resent improvements. We dislike pioneers. People who promise to do too much to take us too far forward in too short a time make us jealous.
I’m telling it like it is here because we all need to come to terms with the financial damage we have done to ourselves if we are to bring this economic crisis to an end. We need to talk about why it is we are so reluctant to move on to better things. Jealousy of those who came to understand the new ideas before we did is a big factor. I know because I’ve seen such jealousy directed at me on numerous occasions.