Have you ever noticed that the poorest, most miserable people you know tend to be buyers of lottery tickets? C’mon lucky numbers 3, 10, 16, 22, 4, 50.
I’m sure there’s a smart-sounding statistic somewhere lodged in a research report by some well-meaning PhD student who had to get funding from the So-And-So Foundation to prove his or her point, but I digress.
The correlation is common enough that I’ll assume you know what I mean.
Big dreamers tend to be the ones who never seem to be able to get their dreams off the ground.
People who view themselves as great lovers tend to be the ones left at the altars.
And the most educated people in the world tend to be the dumbest ones in the room. Not always, but way often.
“But Ms. Hwangbo, whatever your last name is, what on God’s green earth does this have to do with money?” you may be asking. It would be a fair question.
After all, you are reading this article because you’re pissed that someone may be raining on your grand financial plans, right? I applaud you for seeking the truth, despite this fact. It’s a great quality. In fact, valuing truth no matter what may be one of life’s most useful qualities ever.
The big problem is this. We try too hard with our money.
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