Permanent Assumptions · Collaborative Fund
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In this world of uncertainties, nothing but death and taxes are sureshot in our lives.
There are however some assumptions that withstand the test of time. These assumptions take into account basic human psychology and historical data.
The World We Live In
People generally want to solve problems than to create harm, but those who want to harm get a lot more attention.
While people can be taken advantage of, it can’t be done for an infinite period of time.
Every ten years or so, there has to be some economic, political, military or social breakdown, according to historical data.
History Studied Upside Down
History is studied wrongly, while we focus on the unprecedented events (The Blips) and use that knowledge as a map of the future.
Instead of studying war and invasions, history needs to be studied upside down, with an emphasis on peace and prosperity.
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