S.O.S.: Slower, Older and Smarter.
“An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 1000 kmph at 35,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet appears.
The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio: “Airbus, boring flight isn’t it? Now have a look here!”
He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a height, and then dives down almost to sea level in a breath-taking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, “Well, how was that?”
The Airbus pilot answers: “Very impressive, but watch this!”
The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly straight, at the same speed. After 15 minutes, the Airbus pilot radios, “Well, how was that? Confused jet pilot asks, “What did you do?”
The AirBus pilot laughs and says, “I got up, stretched my legs, walked to the back of the aircraft to use the washroom, then got a cup of coffee and a chocolate fudge pastry.
The moral of the story is: When you’re young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great. But as you get wiser, you learn that comfort and peace are more important.
A young investor may find it exciting and thrilling by investing in smallcap stock tips, equity derivatives, crypto currencies etc. But a wise investor has learnt from the experience that thrill and excitement is temporary so they prefer consistent and long term investment which my sound boring at first but it is the most suitable of all.
Nishit Siddharth Shah