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    Collaborative FundMorgan Housel4/14/219 min
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    • SEnkey1 year ago

      This is a good example of a theory I have about very talented people: No one should be shocked when people who think about the world in unique ways you like also think about the world in unique ways you don’t like. Unique minds have to be accepted as a full package.

      Love that.

    • TripleG
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Interesting read about history. Just as medical treatments of the past seem unbelievable, the medical treatments of today will seem barbaric in the future.

      • SEnkey1 year ago

        Dentist! I know they have come a long way, but man do I want them to keep doing more. haha

    • thorgalle
      ScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      Really entertaining read that that makes you feel like you gathered insight at each step. And, a great piece of “explain by example” storytelling, though you’d expect more examples if the aim were to establish serious theories. There are probably counterexamples that discredit his reflections.

    • sjwoo1 year ago

      I really dig these types of stories -- they're like little gold nuggets of neat information! Steve Johnson's book is like a whole book of this type of stuff: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/22/daily-circuit-steven-johnson

      I recently listened to Housel on a podcast and he was equally delightful and illuminating: https://www.infiniteloopspodcast.com/morgan-housel-the-psychology-of-money-ep06/

      • thorgalle
        ScoutScribe
        1 year ago

        Thanks for the links! I also found that article The Psychology of Money enlightening, still thinking about the two stories it starts with.

    • DellwoodBarker1 year ago

      The closing example and final paragraph Are Gold.

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      1 year ago

      This most recent little ditty by Morgan Housel is a bit scattered, but everything he writes is enjoyable to read. Deep, clear thoughts abound, even if they don't always connect to a clear thesis.

      A lot of history is just gawking at how wrong, how blind, people can be. Disastrously wrong, embarrassingly blind. Millions of people, all at the same time. When you then realize that today will be considered history in a few generations … oh dear. It’s unpleasant. But also fascinating.

      Unique minds have to be accepted as a full package.