This is an interesting email I have received more than once…and I relate it with the Value vs Price argument that we often debate and discuss in the Stock Selection Process
It just goes to show “Don’t judge someone unless and until you have walked in their shoes.”
2 TOUGH QUESTIONS
Question 1: Would you recommend that she have an abortion?
If you knew a woman ~who was pregnant ~who had 8 kids already ~three who were deaf ~two who were blind ~one mentally retarded ~and she had syphilis
Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.
Question 2: Which of these candidates would be your choice?
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts..Here are the facts about the three candidates.
Associates with crooked politicians ~consults with astrologists ~ had two mistresses ~ chain smokes ~And drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
He was kicked out of office twice ~Sleeps until noon ~Used opium in college ~drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
He is a decorated war hero ~and a vegetarian ~Doesn’t smoke though drinks an occasional beer ~ And never committed adultery.
Decide first … No peeking, and then scroll down
for the response.
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.
And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven !
Pretty interesting isn’t it?
Makes a person think before judging someone.
Amateurs …..Built the ark.
Professionals … Built the Titanic
2 thoughts on “Never Judge Others Unless & Until You Have Walked In Their Shoes ! ~ I relate it with the Value vs Price argument that we often debate and discuss in the Stock Selection Process”
Your post indicates that you feel that FDR and Churchill were heroes and Hitler was a villain.
Now from the Indian perspective Churchill was a villain as he caused around 5 million deaths in Bengal by diverting food to troops instead to famished Indians.
Also, Hitler’s rise proved beneficial to India as world war 2 left Britain so enfeebled that it was in no position to hold on to India.The then Governor of Bengal asked Lord Attlee about the extent to which the British decision to quit India was influenced by Gandhi’s activities. On hearing this question Attlee’s lips widened in a smile of disdain and he uttered, slowly, putting emphasis on each single letter – “mi-ni-mal.”
So I guess the lessons of history are very nuanced …just like the lessons of the stock market !!
Raoji,all that I can say we are heroes to some and devils to others,especially in stock markets! ~ we may even be perceived both ways,one at a time,by the same person at different times! ~ the Blog post Perception is the widely held common one ~ and the point the post was making was that if you simply went by the lifestyles and habits and situations and circumstances of people early on in their lives you would have concluded that they were more likely to go on to become heroes or villains as the case may be ~ but they actually in reality turned out to become not what you thought they would ! often the other extreme !