Your school teacher or most parents in our today's culture will teach you 1+1 = 1.
A con man or a dreamer would probably tell you 1+1 = 3.
A rich man would say 1+1 =2.
Wait, wait wait...what...a con man would tell you 1+1 =3...well I guess everyone understand that but your school teacher would teach you 1+1 =1....that doesn't sounds right. Well that's I've been taught and I believe most did. Your school teacher would probably teach you 1+1 =2 in math but not in life. "Your life is 1+1 = 1 and you have to pick one", that's what we've been taught. Still don't get it?
Your teacher most likely would tell you to have a bright future in your life you gotta be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer or a chemist...etc etc whether or not you like it. And if so happen that your passion is in one of those then it is good for you but if it is other wise, you'll have to pick one. And you better pick the "right" or you'll be branded as "useless". And even if you got the "right" one, you won't be probably end up with 1+1 =2 because they have another piece of advise for you. "Work your ass off and race to the top, else you are no better than those "useless" ones". And you'll end with 1+1=1 as well. [Watch part 2 of the videos]
Warren Buffett "...It's like saving sex for old age"
What is with all these numbers anyway? Well, I call it life. If you work so hard and put so much effort on the things that you don't like you'll lose half of your life. And you can never have a full one.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against teachers or any parents. And I'm not blaming neither of them. In fact, my family are from educational background. It is just the system. The system in our society that goes into our education system.
I've been lucky enough to spend some time with some "rich" folks for the past few weeks. And I do notice they have one thing in common. They just do what makes sense. Most of us know 1+1 = 2 but end up doing the other 2 instead. I have few friends and relatives who come to me and talk about their business or investment ideas that can make tons of monies. But when I ask them, what's the business model or how does it look like? They have no idea at all. Hmm.....
Anyway, below are the links to a Warren Buffett speech videos. I know they are people who have no time to read investment books or don't like reading long text at all. This video pretty much tells his principal in life and investment.
And if you don't have time to watch still, basically what's he's trying to say is 1+1 =2.