When I was 16 I formulated an economic model that would sustain me for the rest of my life. It included about $40,000 and two house trailers. No debts ... ever. There would be some investment income off the principle. It was a good exercise in math but detached from the reality that four cent stamps would increase in cost. It lacked data about computers and cable TV.
Heisenberg has his 'uncertainty principle' so I came up with one, too (three, four.) It states simply that confident predictions contain a lot of darkness, that is, ignorance and uncertainty. We often arrogantly assume so much.
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive. "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' "Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and )now who will own what you have prepared?' "So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." (Luk 12:16-21 NASB)
We are heading for a Thanksgiving that will appreciate every breath, every smile, every child and every kind thought. These are precious presents from God,
God richly bless you,