How do you deal with volatility?
Your day might start good, bad, or undefined. You might not yet know if the end will also stay good, bad, or undefined. Still, the same daily aim persists — continue living. Generate survival or, for the bohemian folks, generate meaning. You get a cup of brew coffee and some BIO scrambled eggs in the morning, a pretty satisfactory beginning of the day until a few tiny fluctuations start appearing. You spill coffee on your newly-bought shirt, the postman delivers your overdue bills, and while reading through them you remind yourself of the dying plant in the corner. You did not water it in two weeks. Your day value just decreased from 145$ to 72$. But like all gamblers, you believe it can still go up. You go to work. You miss the train. The next train is late. You lose the connection train. You’re late for a meeting. Your boss has multiple requests. Report A, report B, … You start dreaming of your bed and a cup of coffee. 45$. Welcome to volatility!
If you live in a city, you are more likely to expose yourself to volatility. If you use the internet, you increase it by the exposure to news variety, choice, and too many fun events you cannot attend. If you have a phone or a mail, you will probably get bad calls, and bills you need to pay but did not expect. There are many things that can go wrong, that will decrease your “day value”, and make you upset. Can you do something about it? You can let it go. There is no time for you to be volatile, but life will make sure it stays volatile.