Prophet, Mad Scientist Or Fai?

Today we shall discuss about a modern in-thing:

Financial bubbles.

For those of you who are alien to business terms, these little suckers are caused by unsubstantiated rises in stock prices and irrational speculations in financial markets. Of course, various other factors are not to be discussed here as to avoid this post looking like a mcbknnccb journal. So, when a financial market (namely stock markets or FOREX markets) is stretched to its limits, it reaches a point where the underlying physical market is no longer able to support the dramatic skyrocketing of prices. This will eventually lead to the bubble bursting with a sudden, drastic crumble in prices. Everybody loses (some die).

For those of you who already want me to shut up and shut down, please bear with me for awhile. You will see my cause of demonstrating this boring shit subject.

The question that yearns to be asked would be, “what happens after the bursting occurs?”

Well, according to empirical observation of historical records, market reforms and major and/or minor amendments will usually be found trailing. Government intervention of various extents can be expected and sometimes, economies that are far, far away can also be affected. Now let us forget about the last point and focus only on the earlier ones.

What it means here is that the old system is making way for better things to come. The theory of evolution – survival of the fittest. And so they thought Charles Darwin had gone over his head.

旧的不去,新的不来 (Old ones don’t go, new ones won’t come.)

Since the business world (financial markets) is essentially based on the forces of supply and demand, this would mean that it involves the doings of us, human beings.

Life, and its implications also involves, if not requires the actions and/or inactions of human beings.

Therefore practically speaking, life and the business world are actually parallel dimensions, mirroring each other’s existence and applying the same set of concepts.

The above statement’s initial validity test: – Olden days’ Chinese warring strategies/tactics are still being applied as golden rules in modern day’s multinational corporations.

知自知彼,百战百胜 (By knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your enemy and yourself, you will never end up on the losing side of a battle)

Right, now that I’ve laid down the foundations for my argument, on with the revelation, we shall.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, the ‘Life Bubble’.

We all bear testimony to how the 1987 financial crisis precede the one that took place a decade later so my opinion is this: who’s to say that a financial bubble will burst but a ‘life bubble’ won’t?

In fact, history has it that ‘life bubbles’ do exist and they can (and will) pop given the right amount of pressure.

What happened to our prehistoric, marauding gargantuan ancestors (so to speak)?

Call it a coincidence and reject the whole ‘Darwinism’ ideology but that was undeniably nature’s way of saying hey, the days of Mr. Gigantaurs are over! Too much of brawns and too little of brains – bad for the cultivating of research and development. Life bubble 1: Busted!

Then came human civilizations such as the Western empires and Chinese dynasties – the medieval times.

The times when Western kings and Chinese emperors practiced lordship, dictatorship or whatever shit ship you call it. The men, women and children who perish usually have nothing to do with what’s happening on main stage. The reason? With too much power in one man’s hand, bruised prides most often than not, will lead to the ignition of mass bloodshed – bad for democracy and the concept of equality. Life bubble 2: Busted!

Life bubble 3 is in the limelight now.

The age of reasons, the time of modern civilizations, the era of globalization, the budding of economic development, the rise of the advanced primates and intellectual properties.

Wow… Isn’t that just so impressive?

On a side note, this advanced stage of life also brought about:

Global warming.

Warring nations.

Financial crises.

Nuclear threats.


Attempted terrorism.

Social structure going haywire.

The poisoning of young minds and souls.

Wow… Isn’t that just so equally impressive?

This life bubble is gonna pop soon.

We’re about to give way to better things. We are soon going to be relegated to be things of the past. The inefficient, the wasteful, the inept, and eventually, the obsolete. So ask yourself, what can you do as an individual?

What will you do?