O LORD, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath!”
Most of us have a very unhealthy relationship with time. Namely, we have a naive working belief that we have plenty of it.
“I’ll get to it tomorrow.”
The reality is that our life is, as it says in the Scripture above, “a few handbreadths.”
In the past, men could design a multi-generational plan with certain safe assumptions: the dollar would be a stable currency, the US Economy would always be among the top industrialized economies in the world, easy access to goods and services would be a constant.
Not to sound apocalyptic, but those assumptions are no longer reliable.
As this recent Wall Street Journal article points out, the reign of the Dollar is near an end. I am not going to delve into this now, but the only thing that has kept the US Economy afloat has been the fact that the Dollar is the official global reserve currency. When that goes away, things get very bleak very quickly.