Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy American Thanksgiving
There are many problems in this world that need to be worked on, but Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on things you are thankful for. It is a time to reflect on the fact that if you live in north america, your life is pretty darn good compared with the rest of the world, even if you are one of the poorest.
When thinking of what I am thankful for, I like to take all the things going on I may not be happy about, and think about how it could be worse if I was in a different place, with a different situation.
What am I thankful for?
1. I'm thankful I live in a democracy, even if it means once in a while people we dont like get elected.
2. I'm thankful of the confidence present that allows us to invest in companies without fears of rampant fraud like in China, even if it sometimes means over-regulation
3. I'm thankful that I feel like I pay too much taxes, because that means I at least earned money, and am not poor at the moment. At least I don't live in Europe
4. I'm thankful of the ability to choose what I want to invest in, because in many countries in the world, investors do not have this choice, and are limited to certain types of investments
5. I'm thankful I live in Canada. You get many of the benefits of America, without many bad things about America. It is truly a nice place to live.
Posted by Alex at 9:21 AM