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Wealth of the Ignorant

This first post is packed with so much wisdom in such a short post.

First off, it’s about golf but you don’t need to know how to play it to know what it feels like. Golf is a maddeningly frustrating game in which you can be doing well for hours and one shot has the potential to ruin your day if you can’t reel in your emotions.

That that’s the real game within the game – managing your emotions. If you can’t do that, because bad shots always happen, then you’re guaranteed to have a bad time every time.

Wealth of the Ignorant [Joseph Wells] – “My parents left me well instructed—a gift that money can’t buy. When the time comes, I’ll do the same with my children. Because a society of temper tantrum throwing, golf club breaking hooligans isn’t one where we want to live. And if we all do our part, we won’t have to.”

Once you read the post, I want to identify something that isn’t explicitly said – we need struggle in our lives so that we know how to manage the struggle in our lives. If you don’t have the tools to fight through something, you react similarly. You’re learning what some learn when they are 5, except you’re 50. And that’s the real lesson. You want to learn life’s lessons as early as possible so you don’t have to learn them later.

No one bats an eye when a 2 year old throws a temper tantrum. They mumble when the kid is 10. They cringe when the kid is 30. And they feel sympathy when the kid is 50.

10 Things The Wealthy Do Differently [The Long Game] – “Business owners are far more likely to become millionaires, it’s actually not even close. You can get equity by owning a business, working at a company that gives you ownership overtime, etc. This is where the real wealth gets built.”

This last one is CRAZY!

SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2 [The Aviation Geek Club] – “The first Blackbird accident that occurred that required the Pilot and the RSO to eject happened before the SR-71 was turned over to the Air Force. On Jan. 25, 1966 Lockheed test pilots Bill Weaver and Jim Zwayer were flying SR-71 Blackbird #952 at Mach 3.2, at 78,800 feet when a serious engine unstart and the subsequent “instantaneous loss of engine thrust” occurred.”

Can you imagine if you were a passenger on a regular plane (rather than a spy plane going at Mach 3.whatever) and you experienced “instantaneous loss of engine thrust, explosive banging noises and violent yawing of the aircraft–like being in a train wreck.” If you skipped the link, go back and read it. Amazing.