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The Rules of Wealth, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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FROM THE RULES OF LIFE

You’ll get older but not necessarily wiser

There is an assumption that as we get older we will get wiser; not true I’m afraid. The rule is we carry on being just as daft, still making plenty of mistakes. It’s just that we make new ones, different ones. We do learn from experience and may not make the same mistakes again, but there is a whole new pickle jar of fresh ones just lying in wait for us to trip up and fall into. The secret is to accept this and not to beat yourself up when you do make new ones. The Rule really is: be kind to yourself when you do muck things up. Be forgiving and accept that it’s all part of that growing older but no wiser routine.

Looking back, we can always see the mistakes we made, but we fail ...

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