Daily Speculations is a blog mainly about the markets but hidden under the market context there are very interesting experiences, lessons, and thoughts about life in general. I have recently joined the discussion and hope to add my modest contribution (you can find what I have said so far by clicking on Legacy Daily in the list of the names on the left).
The wonderful human qualities that come across in the various posts include among others curiousity, humble acceptance of one’s own limits, celebration of knowledge and experimentation, respect for others and their words, separation of issues from people, recognition that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, belief in good human qualities, and passion for freedoms. Expressed points are often enhanced by people chiming in with their perspectives and sometimes with their disagreements.
Right next to the rubble of the Internet garbage there are sometimes jewels that sparkle out in the open. It is up to us to seek them. I cannot help but remember the very first sentence ever written when the current Armenian alphabet was created around year 400: “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;” (Proverbs 1:2). Having said this I feel compelled to include a small paragraph from Proverbs 1:
“20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares; 21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out, in the gateways of the city she makes her speech: 22 “How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? 23 If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you. 24 But since you rejected me when I called and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand, 25 since you ignored all my advice and would not accept my rebuke, 26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster; I will mock when calamity overtakes you– 27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. 28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. 29 Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord, 30 since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, 31 they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. 32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; 33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”