In the first example, my boss was offering an opinion and, in the second, Lee Kuan Yu was telling me about himself, his thinking, his determination, and his country. But in both cases, the insight I gained came not in the moment itself or from what was said but from stepping back, from thinking about what had happened, from pondering what I had been told and how I had reacted emotionally. And both situations continue to affect me practically—to influence how I act at work, how I evaluate options and alternatives, and how I analyze myself and my actions.
Not to mention, there’s also the old investing adage, “buy low and sell high.” If you bought Ethereum right now, you’re buying high. If you still need reasons to avoid it, though, the Motley Fool makes a good case for keeping digital currency out of your portfolio: your investment options are limited, there aren’t any safety protocols, and most of us don’t really completely understand how they work. “Most people have no clue how Bitcoin or Ethereum work, or understand how they’re challenging monetary theory. That’s a dangerous formula for volatility and potential money loss,” writer Sean Williams says.