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Don't have it? It's because you couldn't handle it.

In an attempt to do some self-repair I decided to post a response to my own thoughts at http://sett.com/thetinyoctopus/do-we-sometimes-seek-failure. I'm kind of a two pronged person in that my human ego self and my insightful higher self constantly clash with each other. The lower self is more fun and volatile while the higher self is insightful and yeah maybe nothing more to say about em atm lol. Once I cooled down from beating myself up over missing out on an easy and effortless $1,800 I came up with an insight a couple hours later while sitting derp faced waiting for a flash drive to finish transferring files.

In the whole spiritual/law of attraction/personal development circles a certain philosophical question is often asked. "Why am I not getting what I want out of life?" A plausible answer that's often presented is, "...because you are not ready to handle it yet." Sounds like a bit of a troll but the more I delve into it the more I believe that this concept is true. This is because to be able to maintain certain levels of let's say wealth in your life you need to have a certain character and fortitude. One who is impulsive and uncontrollable often ends up poor because whatever money falls into their life becomes squandered instead of invested. I've read once that many lottery winners actually regret ever winning the lottery!!! I googled this up again and found this article which explains the point I made regarding that.

http://www.cleveland.com/pdq/index.ssf/2010/02/for_these_lottery_winners_a_dr.html

Many years ago me and some friends were walking thru a snow covered parking lot to the store to get supplies. Overhearing an odd conversation on the way in I decided to listen in out of curiosity. One of my friends remarked something along the lines of, "it'd be nice to be rich...". Another one of my friends quickly answered back, "You don't want to be rich. It's too much responsibility." At that moment something just clicked inside me as if I just heard some lost universal truth recently unearthed. It is true - being rich entails a LOT of responsibility. We often malign people who are richer than us but guess what - 90% of the time - they probably deserve every penny they get. They may have jobs that are rife with much more responsibility than yours. Often maligned doctors/lawyers have to cradle somebody's life in their hands 24/7. Owners of big companies and businesses are constantly having to manage their holdings lest a slip up brings them down or allows their competition to take over; this in turn forces layoffs which subsequently makes you responsible in a sense for their loss of stability. The richer you are the more things ride on your shoulders.

To be truly rich saving and being careful with your money is NOT enough. You need to be able to wisely invest your money as well as investing beats the slow doom of inflation while pumping money into the economy so more people can express the value they give to the world. I'm still very new to the investing scene - still in the fear-based mode of saving - so I would not make a very good money manager at this point I just realized. Invest in me? Lose about 3% per year due to inflation. On that thought maybe that was the 'doom' I felt when I was about to invest my money into the stock market. The doom of knowing that despite being able to make money I would not be able to handle it optimally. If someone dropped 3 million dollars on my doorstep tomorrow I'd like to think I'd invest in real estate and what not and make optimal choices but if I have indirectly mismanaged the amounts I have now then maybe the universe has not yet given it's blessing of trust for larger amounts to my care.

Exclusive Peek Inside Tesla's Model S and Model X

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This weekend, Telsa held an exclusive Model X preview for reservation holders. As the CEO of a mobile startup, I have mad respect for Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla. Here's a guy who, after starting and selling PayPal, started not one, but two companies with prescient timing: Tesla and SpaceX. As gas heads towards $5/gallon (with the imminent threat of shooting up higher) and the US retires its Space Shuttle program, Elon's two startups are positioned perfectly. For more background on Tesla, take a look at the blog post I wrote after touring the Tesla Factory.

Critics are raving over the Model X. As someone who's passionate about cars & motorcycles and hopeful for the future of electric vehicles that perform as well or better than their fossil fuel burning brethern, I was originally a reservation holder for the Model S. When I saw the Model X, I immediately swapped my reservation out. Now I'm #486 on the list for a Model X. You can get a reservation of your own here -- it's a $5k refundable deposit. Your only risk, really, is that Tesla doesn't stay viable as a company, but as someone in the tech industry, I really believe in Elon, his vision, and his ability to execute. I'm willing to take that risk.

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