In this essay I want to talk about whether we should know our future. About how can we know what will happen tomorrow, in 10 or 20 years. And what today we can do the future was the way we want it to.
Nobody can know for sure what will happen.
If someone tells you that he knows it for sure – he’s a liar! Or an idiot, which is not much better.
So I do not know what will happen tomorrow with. And nobody knows, even if he is to claim the opposite.
But it does not matter what we know or do not know what will happen to us in a year. Or what will happen to our country, the global financial system, with the U.S. or the world in 10, 20, or 30 years. It is important that we do so that we could protect ourselves, our loved ones from different scenarios of what will happen.
What I know for sure is sooner or later I will die. I do not know when, but hopefully not before I am 80 years old. It’s sad, but true.
I know that sooner or later I will stop actively work and earn money. Again, I do not know when it happens. Hopefully not before I’m 50-60 years old. Because I love what I do. And I want to do for as long as possible. But once I will stop working. Sooner or later, but I know it will happen.
And I know that I need money to live after that for 20-30 years. Live life to the fullest. Traveling, giving joy to yourself and your loved ones.
So, I need to have the capital that will give it all me. I know this for sure.
I am now 30 years old. And I know that over the next 50 years there will be some crises. But again, I do not know it for sure. Here I lied to you (sorry). I think so. I think that over the next 50 years there will be some crises. Because history shows us that this has happened more than once.
So, there will the hard times, when it will be necessary to protect my money and my future. And there will be times of great opportunities when I can invest my money and get the most benefits for my future.
But more importantly is not what I know or do not know, but what I do in order to improve my chances for a future that I want for myself.
And here I can answer unequivocally.
I invest part of today’s income to have the money in the future, when I do not want to work or cannot to. I invest it in the most reliable and transparent tools that I know of. I trust my investments to the best companies in the world.
Yeah, I do not know what will happen to it tomorrow. Once again I say, no one can know. But I know it’s the best there is in the world today.
Therefore, it gives me reason to believe that this is the best solution for my investment.