Millan Singh

The upsides of wealth inequality, a personal reflection on life and death

published2 months ago
2 min read

Hey there Reader,

It's been a hell of a week. In fact, the last five or six weeks have all been pretty eventful in their own ways: I guess that means my life is kicking into gear, or at least that's how I'm choosing to look at it.

This past weekend, we had a significant death in my family, the most significant death for me personally in my life so far. We lost my grandfather at almost 92 years old. It was quick (within less than a week) and a little shocking (naturally), but there's a piece of his life that I've been focusing on: he lived a full life.

In fact, he was joking about his own mortality for years, and it was clear that he had no regrets or anything left undone or unsaid. He was ready to go when his time came up, and I find that so inspiring. Really, that's what we all want: to reach old age with no regrets and a full life, fully lived.

Maybe that will inspire you too.

Now let's get to the meat of this issue (it's a short one this week).

The Benefits of Wealth Inequality

It took a while, but I finally found a home for my story on wealth inequality: 3 Reasons Wealth Inequality is Actually Good. Check it out if you haven't already:

There are things that wealth inequality are good for, and I explored that idea in how wealth inequality can be good for society (and not so good). I'm pretty happy with this one, though it may be a little controversial.

Crypto Markets Bouncing

If you've been paying attention to the crypto markets the last few weeks, you'll know that there's been a good little bounce in the market lately, particularly in BTC and ETH.

I just wanted to briefly comment to make sure people know: this is just a bounce. It's not a market recovery, not even close.

In my personal opinion, the crypto market is in for at least another year or two of sideways/downward price pressure. Little bounces like this are temporary in an otherwise rocky market. Market fundamentals haven't changed yet, except that the ETH merge is supposedly coming in the next two months (we've heard this before though).

So don't jump into crypto expecting another rocket ship. If you buy now, you probably won't end up super underwater on the investment, but you won't see much real profit for a while.

At least, this is my opinion.

Journey Update

Fun fact: this is the tenth issue of A Hero's Journey! We've passed two months with only one week missed so far. Wow, time flies.

I don't have much to share this week on my journey. I ended up getting COVID this past weekend as well, so most of this week since last week's issue has been a wash. When it rains, it pours I suppose...

I wanted to publish three stories on Medium this month, so I'm going to try to get another two published and focus on that for the rest of the month. I have one app development (technical) story mostly written, and then I just need to figure out what other story I want to write this month as well.

My updated personal site is at the same place as it was last week which is: pretty close to done. Just have some stuff to finish in the blog area, then it'll be done and ready to go live.

That's all for this week's issue. Thanks for reading, and you'll see me in your inbox again next week!

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