I recently came across the work of Gabor Maté, the Hungarian-Canadian physician, and all of a sudden I started to see things in a whole new light. Cross-referencing his thoughts with everything I’d ever known, my mind wandered to the Bible, and a concept that had always gnawed at me. ‘Sin’ — and I did a sacrilegious thing. I replaced it with the word ‘trauma.’ Suddenly, things have a whole new and clearer meaning. ‘Jesus died for our sins,’ becomes — Jesus died for our trauma. ‘Go to confession to be cleansed of your sins becomes,’ — Go to confession to be cleansed of your trauma. ‘Everybody sins, it
Galileo Galilei spent the end of his life under house arrest, after violating the belief system of his time. The Roman Catholic Church imprisoned him as retribution for his scientific findings of heliocentrism — that the earth revolved around the sun. It defied what people at the time believed. I write of The Eiffel Tower Principle — the historic landmark also faced kickback and criticism from the French community who couldn't forsee what a wonderful gift it would be. I use this example to break down how and why people resist innovation at first. It took Einstein years to have his ideas adopted. In
Look around. You're surrounded by people who are doing what they think they need to do, instead of simply doing what needs to be done. Surrounded by people who are looking for what they should do, instead of simply doing what needs to be done. We are all vulnerable to this — it is the condition of being human. But a hint: If they drop the 'they', they'll see what they're looking for straight away. If they drop the focus on themselves, it will smack them in the face. If we can all cut out the 'me', we'll see clearly. Would this open a Door For Someone
This is Warren Buffett and Charles T. Munger. If you've never seen or heard of them before, they're two of the most famous investors of all time, and their partnership has lasted 62 years. They were introduced at a dinner party by a mutual friend who thought they'd get along in 1959. They form one of the most powerful partnerships of all time, and they show us the importance and impact that the right people can have on your life. The Impact I can't really comment on the impact Buffett has had on Munger, or vice versa. I'm not privy to their inner circles.