The problem with having an opinion is that some people love you, others don’t.
Call yourself strong-minded or just admit that you consent with what’s right at the time only with some mental effort.
With age I realized that I have less opinions, but I feel stronger about them.
Example is - do I care about the climate change?
I don’t - because only the sun energy rules it and I have no influence over the sun.
I do care about messing up this beautiful planet with garbage, that I do.
There is no doubt that the migrations throughout history were driven by natural climate change. It is the reason why the Northern tribes descended on Rome and it ultimately fell.
It was a disaster – the population of this city went down from about a million to 15 thousand. It took hundreds of years for Renaissance to come and get Europe going again.
Climate change has always caused massive migrations North to South. Along with a boom in agricultural products, that is coming to the neighborhood near you, by the way.
It used to be that one could cross the Baltic Sea from Poland to Sweden on a slide with horses. There were places to get warm food on the way on ice, change the horses too.
Need a ferry now, an all night trip.
Climate change is nothing new on this planet; temperatures went up and down throughout the history of humankind.
Now, how about fast-forward to today?
Today is the day that Britain is leaving the European Union, and there will be more countries following, first those that don’t share the Euro currency.
The departure of Britain will leave a major hole in the budget of the EU at the time they want to fund their own army.
It’s over 10% of income they’re about to lose at the end of 2020 (Britain has been 3rd largest contributor to the EU budget).
How do people take it? The stock market is flying and commercial property prices in London are up 5% in January alone.
The financial heart of Europe is in London. Where could it move?
To Frankfurt where Deutsche Bank stock is in single digits?
The Brits are doing what’s right, getting their country back.
It seems like the rest of Europe is in the holding pattern for now.
To borrow from The Matrix, not many are willing to take the “red pill” to see the reality behind the controlled explanation.
The business in Europe will pick up again – just give people the room to move and be creative. Or rather they will take it themselves.
For now, entrepreneur is French for unemployed, by the way.
Problem is, the lawyers in charge of the EU don’t understand how people think.
They’ve brought money rates to zero, but the thing to understand is that the level of interest on loans doesn’t matter for business at all. If the money cost me 10% but I can make 20%, I jump on it in a heartbeat. But if the interest is at zero and with all the taxes and regulation there is a slim chance to make a profit, I’ll pass.
One always needs to stay ahead, no? Just ask yourself this question:
What do I know that’s original?
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler