Managing Expectations

Here in Florida we are right smack in the middle of the dreaded "cone of uncertainty"! All Floridians are very familiar with the cone! Today I look at how forecast modeling relates to how we manage our own expectations for every thing in life. Particularly I was interested in what the Stoics have to say about managing expectations.

Two relevant quotes for today's insights are-

"Fortune falls heavily on those for whom she's unexpected. The one always on the lookout easily endures." Seneca

"Just as nature takes every obstacle, every impediment, and works around it- turns it to its purposes, incorporates it into itself- so, too, a rational being can turn each setback into raw material and use it to achieve its goal." Marcus Aurelius

Here is todays vlog post -

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