There are many things in life where the measure of success is not the evaluation from elsewhere but from within. Rather than fixating on the evaluations of others, what have we done to earn self respect. What are you personally proud of. Ask not what an antique watch is worth on the market, but can it tell time accurately and is that useful to your own production. Is it stylish?
"You are playing against odds when you speculate. The only man who has a sure thing on the Board of Directors, Stock Exchange or the race track is the man with the Wienerwurst privilege." - Col. Wm. C. Hunter, Dollars and Sense, 1906
Relativism is a dangerous force, and social relativism has the common consequence of diminishing a member and their individual value compared to the group. As the group grows the value of any one member continues to diminish. In the money markets we call this effect inflation. As the rate and volume of transactions increase, a socialist framework redirects losses to avoid responsibility. It funnels a percentage of the transaction into whichever special interest they represent at the moment.
Experts exaggerate the likely return of being rational far too much of the time. If nature wanted rational all the time we wouldn't dream. Dreams are never going to be rational.
Sometimes it's just better to do things yourself, even when that means less immediate apparent return. Failing less in a system with more impact for failure and less for success can be its own form of opportunity knocks. Each idea becomes fuel for what could be, what might have been. Each missed opportunity a stab in the back from the government that should have been working for you instead of the stock market.
Why is it so easy for the media to understand the importance of protecting stock holders, but not citizens and the country they've spent lifetimes investing in? Why is stock in Canada worth so little compared to the globalist corporations that are here today and gone tomorrow? Is a cell phone more important than your country? How about a video game? A website? A movie? A TV show? Are these things helping your farm...your business? Is your stock or the stock market generally more important than your family? If you had to choose...
How about a made up fantasy future where everything is wonderful. Since no one has ever seen this future, the so called experts that claim they can get us there are really just prognosticating aren't they. More corporate bullshit. More seeing the future while selling it as prediction. Social science isn't empirical but don't let that inconvenient fact distract you from following blindly.
Experts present their "predictions" as assertions of fact; when it's obviously just wishful thinking. Ask yourself do experts really know better? Or do they expertly appear to while achieving give or take no better than anyone else with college degrees. How many economics professors are self made millionaires? How many stock brokers get rich? Very few. Statistically insignificant. And even fewer who waste their money these vain autocrats.
If experts knew better we'd all be better off. The proof would be all around us. Yet, here we are. Broke. Worst debt to income ratio in Canada's history. Why has it come to this and why do these experts not support citizenship over labour force politics?At least if they cared about locals even if they failed to achieve better results they'd achieve something.
Why must they mix immigration with economics through backdoor labour deals and constantly meme that growth will solve everything...sounds like more lazy academics cleaving to socialism to me. Anyone who opposed their efforts is painted as racist or bigoted. The post-modern nightmare of self serving corporate sycophants. This is what is meant by the moniker "Cultural Marxism".
I prefer the layman approach. Do it yourself. Earning less is better than ruining others. Building slowly is better than fast and unstable. Shallow relationships; easy come and easy go. I make my own money. I serve my own audience and I produce my own ideas. I may not be listening to experts, but I own my studio and I pay my bills...do you?