You meet someone at a party and absolutely know that if you talk to him, he’ll make you tens of millions of dollars, but after 2 years you’ll go bankrupt and have to scramble to get back on your feet. Would you start the conversation? Assume that if you do, your knowledge of what’s in store for you will vanish.
No, I’d avoid that conversation. I’m sure I’m much better off not knowing what it’s like to be that wealthy than to get a taste of it temporarily only to drop back to less than what I have now. No, thank you.
Short answer from me this week, but what would you do in that situation? Let me know down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.