10 Dec Cockroaches – Adore or Abhor
Once a house was infested by cockroaches. Everyone living in the house kept complaining about the pests.
The lord of the house decided to carry out pest control. While doing so, cockroaches begun emerging from every nook and cranny and dying. However, because of this exercise, the stench of chemicals overwhelmed inhabitants long after the pest control drive was over. The lord asked them to have patience and assured that in time, the stench would die away.
But the impatient people kept complaining; and also justified that they could have continued to live with the cockroaches but cannot bear the stench any longer. Some also said, “bring back the cockroaches. They were so nice”.
This is the same phenomenon which we see after Demonetisation, and this is what I see day in and day out in investors; a complete lack of patience. In the investment journey, people seek ‘high returns’, but don’t have the stomach to see through periods of market volatility.
Why do we forget that life always calls for sacrifices in order for one to reap the life’s benefits?
Unfortunately, we only aspire to win the rewards; and we lack the ability to make the sacrifices.
Ours is a society that seeks ‘instant gratification’. If this is how we are going to be, then let’s never hope to see progress. Let’s continue to languish in the state in which we have been. Be it ‘wealth creation’ or be it the ‘impact of Demonetisation’, we as Investors and Citizens too have a crucial role to play. This role is to show some patience; be patient.
Give time to money. Give time to Government. Let’s evaluate everything after some ‘time’ has elapsed.
Why are we so impatient to arrive at conclusions?
Dharmendra Satapathy at NextLevel-Education