I have friends and relatives who subscribe to the axiom that you can never be too skinny or too wealthy. Conversations drift towards these subjects like leaves to the ground. It is inevitable and tiresome. The holiday season this year was an exercise in self-restraint capped with my wife pleading out loud that we talk about something other than money.
Jason Zweig has written What a Bear Market Might Teach Us which I found both humorous and uplifting. If I thought my relatives would recognize the message, I would send it to them – but I suspect the point would be lost.
“Money is not wealth.”