- Wealth PMS (50L+)
Here we are. It’s that time of the year where if this year was a day in test match cricket, and if a wicket fell, you’d send in a night watchman to try and minimise further damage. Not that it helped the Indian team in Adelaide. But just the fact that we’re around to write this and you’re around to read this means there’s plenty to be thankful for.
So, temporarily departing from our usual investment-related articles, some of the Capitalmind team put together their personal thoughts on what they are grateful for in 2020.
I’m perhaps the oldest person at Capitalmind. Put another way, the highest out of India’s average life expectancy in terms of percentage already completed. I’m grateful for just having been able to survive through this year, more than any other. Because this fear, this virus, it told me the one thing they’ve told you in the movies:
Because it is. And it’s short enough to have taken a lot of us that were alive in January, and are not so anymore. And one of them could easily have been me. I’m grateful.
Oh, there’s more. I’m grateful for:
2020 has been a year to have survived. For the rest of our lives, we’ll need to look back and actually live.
acta est fabula, plaudite / the drama has been acted out, applaud
Yay it’s finally over!
2020 was one of those years, which was more like dystopian fiction than a usual variety show. My heartfelt gratitude to everyone and my stars for helping me wade through it.
As the year comes to an end (thankfully), here are things I am grateful for not having happened to me or anyone in my family
Here are things I am grateful for having happened to me
What else could I ask for, before my imposter syndrome gets the better of me, Goodbye 2020, and Welcome 2021!
This is my 7th attempt at putting into words my gratitude towards things in the year 2020. Every time I write, it either turns out to be “too pessimistic” or “too casual” or “too preachy” or “too philosophical” or “too materialistic”. Exactly how I have felt all across the year at different times.
It’s ironic, when things outside came to a sudden halt it’s then that the things inside our heads started getting worked up. The things that helped me keep my head over my shoulders are the ones I am grateful for –
Atlas shrugged – almost.
This year has pushed our emotional boundaries to the limits. Everyone fought their own battle. Many won, few lost.
The March 2020 fall was brutal. Investors still have Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) about it. For someone who came into the markets post 2008 (including myself), we got our bragging rights. The rise was equally flourishing. All thanks to the printing machines.
Unfortunately printing money has become our ONLY solution for all our future problems (Health, Economy, Aliens etc).
What a roller coaster ride it was for index. From wiping out 6 years gains & touching all time high – all in the matter of 8 months.
Personally I have every reason to be grateful for. If I want to remember one thing from 2020, that is me joining Capitalmind. I couldn’t ask for more. This is to show gratitude to the entire CM team.
Life is short – this is often said but the last 9 months have really hit this point hard and I have actually seen what this means. I am thankful for me and my family being in good shape and not facing any major inconveniences during the pandemic.
I have made a conscious effort to learn more about health and well being. Reading books, listening to podcasts, making changes in my diet and joining online yoga classes are some of the things I have done. Two books that I enjoyed and highly recommend are – The Obesity Code by Jason Fung and Why we get fat by Gary Taubes. The trigger to learn and make changes was the pandemic, while the pandemic will end I am confident that these changes are here to stay.
Finally, the team at capitalmind, I am grateful for being a part of this amazing team.
2020 has been one of “years happening in weeks” sort of years. To have lived to tell the tale, both literally, and as an investor, is reason enough to feel grateful. But when I step back, I realise how incredibly fortunate I have been this year, pandemic or no pandemic:
One of those days… pic.twitter.com/PrmiOEc4tK
— Calm Investor (@CalmInvestor) August 31, 2020
For making investors feel like infallible Gods one day, and bumbling fools the next, and so keeping everyone grounded.
Last and far from least, here’s a big shoutout for each and every one who is part of the brilliant Capitalmind Premium community. For helping improve the collective Investing Quotient of the forum, and help us all be just that bit better with thinking about, and managing money.