At Ridgewood Investments, we like to pride ourselves not only as intelligent investors but also as thoughtful people. We believe that there is more to life than simply the accumulation of material wealth. Though we strongly believe that intelligent investing is an indispensable tool towards the goal of creating and maintain freedom in our lives, we also take heed of the Scottish proverb to “be happy while you are living for you are a long-time dead.”
As Joel Greenblatt once said, time is the currency of everyone’s life. When it’s spent the game is over. One of the great benefits of having money is the ability to pursue those great accomplishments that require the gifts of being and of time. Intelligent investing is critical in part because it can create the freedom to allow us to pursue the things that we enjoy and that give meaning to our lives.
In this regard, we believe that one of the great joys in life is to run across a person or an idea that illuminates or sheds some extra insight or meaning into some aspect of our lives. Every so often, we run across just such a quote, passage, thought or person that we find to be uplifting, notable, or inspiring and have created this section on “Inspiration” to share these items with others who may be like-minded or profit from something in this section.