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Lobnek Newsletter, September 2021

Our Myopic Ways

Lobnek Wealth Management,  September 2021

“Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead”

John Maynard Keynes (1883 – 1946), British economist

 

The way that history of humankind has been unfolding over the ages is very telling. It is all about conquest, mastery and dominion, an insatiable need to be in control of things irrespective of the conditions or circumstances. Like for all organisms, life has been about surviving harsh conditions; our kind just happened to have an extra topping of “gray matter”, just enough to have propelled us to the top of the “food chain”. Our domination over others was so rapid and extreme, it fooled us into thinking we were at the center of the universe, and for quite some time. That is until 1543, when a young Polish scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus, published a book to prove how insignificant we truly are. Although this event and others like it did help to deflate our egos somewhat, our arrogant ways remained relatively unscathed.

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