Making peace with the biggest financial mistake of my life
The mistake haunted me for decades
This issue is “special”, as I’m being more vulnerable and personal than usual. I’m sharing one of the most painful episodes of my life, partly so that people can learn from my mistakes, and partly as a form of catharsis.
I am actually quite thankful during times like these that newsletter technology exists, and that I don’t have many subscribers, because if I had millions, I probably wouldn’t dare to write this piece.
Writing the essay has been cathartic. In fact, I cried while writing it in my balcony, which has become my writing sanctuary of late.
For years I kept Financial Mistake like a dirty secret so that I could maintain peace in the family, so I don’t look like the bad guy. This has been more of a burden than I realised. And I hope this essay is one step towards healing and forgiveness.
I had intended to publish this essay on my blog a week from now, like usual. But after receiving word that a relative just passed away, I decided it wasn’t wise to do so.
I will probably not publish it in the blog until more time has passed (not sure when), and it may be a much toned-down version.
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