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The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. I'm not as smart as ya'll are. I've messed up enough times in my life to where (for me at least) I'm better off taking the sure bet.

I've done some stupid things in my life and made some terrible mistakes. I find living in a paid off home comforting because some of my investments haven't done as well as I'd hoped.


Both humble and wise.

There is no investment that's a sure thing. You never know when someone might be cookin' the books in the back room (Hi Kenneth Lay! Hi Bernie Madoff!) or some bank president leverages our assets 30/1 causing a widespread market crash, or some irrational nut-ball head of government does something completely unpredictable...
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