May 20, 2020
Wealth is a difficult measure to juggle, so often the value of assets is manipulated by context and true worth can disperse, like the mercurial condensation of the weather. I can see that linking wealth to physical objects giving them a glow of money and breeds confidence in owners and those wishing to purchase. But this confidence is like a trampoline that sets a baseline, fictional at best, for those who play. Doesn’t anyone remember the lesson of the Kings New Clothes, where he walked abroad wearing only his vanity? Confidence is hot air rising, only to descend again, cold.