Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we ran into a couple who had moved away from New England several years ago, but were back visiting family. We were not close to them, but they are fabulous…people and for some reason I always remembered that the wife used to joke about how she knew that she and her husband were meant for each other very quickly after they met. When they were younger (before they even knew each other), they both loved the shows “Dallas” and “Dynasty”…and they spent hours talking about them on their first date.
When we saw them last weekend and began chatting, I thought about that story and asked them if they liked the shows, “Yellowstone” and Succession.” They both frowned and said they hated those shows. I thought that maybe they didn’t like the actors or something like that, but they said that they thought they were nothing like Dallas/Dynasty. Yes, they admitted that there was SOME similarities (rich families), but they said they were nothing like those old shows.
Maybe those shows meant so much to them that they never want to even consider that any other show could come close to those old classics. Whatever the reason, it shows that sometimes human beings just want to avoid the truth…and thus sometimes they ignore the obvious facts that are staring them right in the face…..For me, I think it is quite obvious that Yellowstone and Succession are almost exactly like Dallas and Dynasty, but I also understand that some people have subconscious reasons for not wanting to accept this reality. (Of course, who cares if they don’t want to see the obvious? This is a situation where it’s “no harm, no foul.”)
Anyway, the stock market saw a major reversal yesterday…as the S&P 500 closed 3% below ...