Photo by Monsieur Gordon

Photo by Monsieur Gordon

I realised that I have a very relaxed stance towards investing my money these days. It’s not a lack of interest on my part – I mean who wouldn’t want to make more money right? It’s more of a change in attitude in me. Perhaps it’s the general lack of emotions towards my profits or losses that accompanied this change in attitude. This didn’t happen overnight. It happened in bits and pieces over the years, accumulating perhaps like water dripping into a cup until the final droplet of water pushes the surface of the water beyond the boundary of the cup.

In place of viewing my charts and reading up religiously on annual reports, instead of discussing fervently about the entry positions and the merits and demerits of a particular company, I chose to rest and relax. Initially I felt guilt, like I wasn’t doing my part in making the best out of my available time on earth. But as time goes, you see life and death of counters in the stock market and you see life and death of people on earth, and you cannot but realise that there must be a better use of time than being obsessed over all things financial. This epiphany must have hit me quite hard, because I always had a tight rein of things on monetary matters – trying to find the best deals, trying to make the most of my time, trying to beat this beat that… Read more…