Why we must love the drought, the flood is too much ?

November 13, 2019

We live in a world that is near perfect. Today we have  unlimited choice in every aspect of  life be it cuisine, clothes, holidays just about anything is possible. I  went to my sons room the other day  and saw a bunch of his clothes washed and folded , I asked him his favourite among them, he looked at me  and said he did not like any one  more  than the other.. no favourite.. I was dumbstruck. I reckoned that in everything that  we experience in life we have  the concept of  favourite, the one film, the particular cuisine we love to eat, the favourite uncle who went out of his way to make you feel special…

I remember my 6th std birthday present, my father bought me a T shirt in Matunga, Bombay that I cherished well past my 15th year. In those days we got two pairs of dresses one for Diwali and another for the birthday. It is the drought that taught us to fall in love with every little thing.



Today our children are  faced with the flood, too many options to eat, clothe, entertain including the mobile phone,  rob today’s children of the little joys of not having something immediately or waiting to have  something.


In today’s age of instant gratification, the joy of waiting is lost.


 In the investing world as well, we need patience and the ability to overcome some losses to build an exceptional portfolio  of investments that  would generate a lifetime of wealth. There is no instant Karma that will make you wealthy. Even Warren Buffett, arguably the worlds most astute investor had a 70 year journey  in becoming the wealthiest person in the world.


On the  eve of children’s day, let us pass on the benefit of a little  drought  ie.. let us not say yes to all their wants, let us help them await their rewards patiently, let us help them learn from failures and appreciate failures as a necessary step in the journey  to success.


Am sure these learnings will help them overcome challenges in life ahead and make them successful in life in general as in their investments.


Happy Children’s Day.



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