A Lesson from the Election

The presidential election brought home a major point we always seem to forget -- our quest for certainty is never achieved. We crave certainty because it's so comforting. We fear uncertainty because it can be painfully disorienting.

Yet surprises happen!

Trump won when it looked like he wouldn't. The stock market was sure to go down if he was elected. Instead, the market reacted positively -- at least in the short-term. We want to know how this will all play out. As frustrated or as elated as we may be, this week shows us we can't.

Words of Wisdom

At least some surprises can be enjoyable. After all, as Monty Python points out, "nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition." Click for a good laugh.