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The "Minimalist" over the "Hoarder".
Here’s the tale of the “Minimalist” and the “Hoarder”. One that breathes patience, diligently works to shape a seamless snowball—whilst the other quickly squeezes a bunch of particles so he can shine first. More snowballs follow to stoke the hoarder's momentum, whereas the minimalist remains hidden.
Praise is put to the test one day when the hoarder is invited to perform his achievements for numerous fans. The minimalist joins on stage, ignored, setting a seamless snowball in place. The hoarder flinches, when asked the same. With trembling force he picks one from his collection, barely surviving the process.
As the shot signal fires, both snowballs roll off, immediately crushing the hoarder’s work, ego. The minimalist, on the other hand, sees his snowball gaining speed, gradually becoming a powerful catalyst.
And so it goes, long praising achievers that are “blessed and came out of nowhere”. The truth eventually reveals one way or another—thus an encouragement to those dedicated, humble enough to work towards a seamless snowball, rather a facade. Ones bound for the hoarder's fate, stand as guides to them—for it will bear long-lasting consequences.
In this short-story, the "Minimalist", "Hoarder" as per my belief, provide a good illustration of our quality of life and how we achieve our goals. In today’s society, everything is extremely dynamic, full of distractions. Some people end up losing themselves completely, away from their dedications, to catch up with “self-destructive facades” on social media.
The minimalist is someone that distances from instant fame, boasting stuff so it can channel its energy, creativity, joy in something big, realistic that requires time. The hoarder, is one that plays the rat race, hopes for a quick and easy win. Excessive attention, confirmation is needed to keep the fabricated world alive. This inflated balloon tends to burst sooner or later.
So recognise the authentic ones, lead by example—it can be vital to whom you become. If you’ve noticed, there’s a common thread running through previous articles. Warren’s encounter with Benjamin Graham, later Charlie Munger had a tremendous impact.
“The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.” - Warren Buffett
WARREN BUFFETT is someone that shaped a marvellous snowball and chose to be the “Minimalist” over the “Hoarder”. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder offers an enthralling example.
“Life’s like a snowball, all you need is wet snow, a really long hill” - Warren Buffett
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Q: Are there efforts that won't work for you long-term if certain habits sustain? It goes without saying, less sustainable behaviour, leads to a less sustainable future in nearly every aspect.
On a final note, I’d like to mention. A place of value principles, tips on becoming a more intelligent investor. After all we're talking Warren Buffet, one of the greatest investors of all time.
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