At Flourish Wealth Management we tend to be optimists. After all it is hard not to be after hearing first-hand the personal success stories of so many of our clients. The world certainly presents all of us with a fair share of challenges, however, and no matter what media we choose to keep current on events it seems we are served near-daily reminders of this. We caught a breath of fresh air when the article below crossed our desks, and we wanted to share it with you.
Jim Parker is a Vice President at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Dimensional manages mutual funds applying an evidence based investment philosophy and works closely with the academic community on researching capital markets and investment approaches.
By Jim Parker, “10 Reasons to Be Cheerful”
Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that the world has gone to the dogs? The roll call of depressing headlines seems endless. But look beyond what the media calls news, and there also are a lot of things going right.
It’s true the world faces challenges in maintaining stable and well-functioning social, environmental, and economic systems. The legacy of the financial crisis is still with us, and concerns about climate change and sustainability are widespread.