Things go our way

Question of The Day, December 30, 2012 ~ Sometimes, Things Go Our Way ~

Sometimes, things go our way.
For some, things always go our way, as though charmed.
Which are you?

My life has been an amazing sequence of things, that at the time often seem like disasters, yet in the fullness of time, turn out to be of amazing benefit.

The latest example, is having been diagnosed terminal melanoma. It was not a pleasant experience, 5 surgeries, a couple of them significant, a lot of pain and disability, and having to accept a severely reduced probability of survival. Yet out of it, I have completely changed my diet, collected on my life insurance, and had some amazing insights into what is important in life.

Most of my life has been around water, and one of the very early lessons that any serious swimmer learns is, don’t try and swim against a current, go across it, until you get out of it, so you don’t waste any energy fighting a flow that cannot be beaten.

I would have to say that for all the apparent hardship, I have had an amazingly charmed life.
With just a modicum of luck, it seems possible that we can create a world where everyone can enjoy peace and freedom and security and prosperity; and that will require some major alterations to how our systems are incentivised at present.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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