What Would You Do In The Long Term?


Yes, Pravin, you read me right. I would die in the long term.

I just could not resist the temptation to come up with that opening. Pravin who suggested this week’s LBC topic takes life and himself too seriously. This will shock him but eventually he will agree.

I have drawn my inspiration from the following famous quote.

“But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.”
~ John Maynard Keynes.

It would only be fair to Pravin however, that I leave some analysis of the quote from Keynes.

You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin and Shackman.

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16 Responses to What Would You Do In The Long Term?

  1. Pravin says:

    Surprisingly I too have taken inspiration from the same quote. The path however was bit different in the end. 🙂

  2. shackman says:

    I essentially said the same thing, just no quite so blunt as you. After all – e are both well worn models – LOL

  3. Maria says:

    You shall not die but live to tell the works of God.

    There’s a nice bit of Scripture for you there now.

    That is a very negative opening for your blog post, I must say. Don’t ever go there.
    Maria recently posted..Short Term Pain, Long Term Gain

  4. Someone asked me about long range plans the other day. I laughed and said it was a bit late for that, so I would keep enjoying life and doing what I’ve been doing. 🙂
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..For Better or Worse

  5. tammy j says:

    waking up in the morning is always nice. sometimes that’s my plan.
    tammy j recently posted..moving on old bean

    • Brilliant answer Tammy. Pravin is just starting his journey and for him the question is very important and he thinks that he will react like we do when he reaches our seniority.

  6. of course we die – we are born, then we live (usually longer than the birth) and then we die (usually shorter than the live)…

    it’s what we do ‘tween that matters, it may twist as it has in my case, through lots of turns/mazes, lifestyle, with or without another.

    at some point we say enough – but sometimes enough doesn’t happen and we need to put a more in the ‘tween…

    for now, I’m in a new ‘tween and I’m loving it because I want so much for it to continue and so forth…

  7. Every book about the economy or the future sooner or later quotes John Maynard Keynes. One of these days, I’ll make a bigger effort to understand him.

  8. nick says:

    There’s been a lot of criticism of economists recently in the UK. As Keynes said, they often only know what’s really happening when it’s already happened. Their predictions for the future often turn out to be totally wrong. Very few of them predicted the financial collapse of 2007, and probably they’ll also be wrong about the aftermath of Brexit.
    nick recently posted..More undesirables

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