Pleasure and Sorrow: Which is a better teacher?

I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.

– Robert Browning Hamilton –

Pursuit of Happyness

Relating to my previous post of ‘When should I start investing? When should I launch my business’, here’s a conversation between the father and the son from the movie Pursuit of Happyness. It sums up the article perfectly.

Christopher Gardner: Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?

Christopher: All right.

Christopher Gardner: You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.

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