This blog is inspired by Praveen Sathye. The original thought is his.
We were chatting about the difference between contented human beings, and non haves.
One particular point that came up is that everyone needs some buzz in life. You may get it from riding a bike, or reading a book, or singing, or playing a guitar, or progressing in your career. Or just plain old sleeping.
I am at peace when I am riding. Its pure joy, thrill, and happiness, all rolled into one. I give it a 10/10. The problem arises when I expect the same from other things in life. Which is not possible.
From what we guessed, those who appear contented, get their buzz from multiple things. If not riding, then get your buzz from playing a guitar, or cooking. Shouldn’t matter if you get a 2 in each, but make sure you get a 10/10.
That’s the mantra.
PS: Doesn’t it sound like the standard advice from any Investment Adviser? "Diversify your portfolio."
Yeah, right. Easier said than done.