The rearview and rose colored glasses

A trigger thought: "Humans have a remarkable ability to make rearview mirrors out of rose-colored glass." Beautiful observation & the latest from WSJ "The Intelligent Investor" beat writer Jason Zweig.

Think about that one for a moment and savor it as I think Zweig is about right with that one.

In this instance, the writer's context is  the recent "correction" in the US stock market. Buying on the dips. Zweig was recalling whether or not he had "bought on the dips" throughout 2008 and early 2009 and whether or not it was a myth challenging his memory.

As a quick aside, rose-colored glasses or not, and for me, I don't spend a lot of time looking in my rearview. Never have! Whatever "action" is behind me is just that. Rather, I'm focused eyes forward to what is happening or about to happen. I've always believed that I can impact that through pattern recognition, repetition and info processing.

Don't get me wrong. I don't meander through the landscape one foot in front of the other with blinders on either. I make mistakes just like you do. It's how I learn & I accept that. Further, I suppose that I probably prefer and view my journey somewhat through rose-colored glasses. Zweig is correct. Human nature I suppose to shape life lessons narrative in kinder, gentler terms. Less nauseating and makes living easier.

Go out and make it a great day today for yourself and one more person.

 

 

 

jsexton

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