ON SAVVY INVESTMENTS: Prices of stock market shares have gone down since January 2008 and it is almost time to enter in August. I will most likely not be going in unless I feel that it is a good move as I need to save more money for my sons' university education. I don't want HIM to worry and let him be happy while leaving the worry to me, if you know the story about "a duck and a chicken", you would understand what I mean.
THE STORY: A man said to his wife : "I think I saw a duck coming out from the bushes". the wife said : "No, darling, it is a chicken". "No, a duck" said the man. "No, it is a chicken" the wife exclaimed almost in desperation.
After a couple of moments passed and no solution was found, the husband said to himself. why am I arguing with my wife on such a petty issue. it is such a small thing and yet we are both very upset over this and it is not a big issue but simply an issue on "a duck and a chicken".
Then the man said to his wife : "I see, dear, I think I made a mistake. you are right, it is a chicken". then the wife smiled as she believed that she has won the arugment but then..........guess who has the BIGGER win ? it is the man as he believed that it is because his wife is not so intelligent, a lady and that is why he married her.
Conclusion: Don't focus on a small fault of a person and missed the bigger picture of how your spouse has his or her own strengths.
I remembered once there was a father who asked me if he should send his son to do a doctorate which costs half a million dollars. that was many years ago and I can't remember what was my reply. maybe I seriously would not know what to do if it happen to me.