Friday, June 7, 2013

Trading Futures:

Do you remember what you used to do before Second Life? You must have had some hobby before Second Life came along and stole all your time and deprived you of sleep.

I used to trade securities, all kinds, stocks, options, currencies and futures. Futures was originally started for farmers. Say for example, the price of corn was good and a farmer wanted to lock in the price now, but his corn wasn't quite ready for harvest. He would sell a contract to deliver the corn in the future at today's price for corn. Hence the term futures.

Tonight I was thinking how odd the phrase futures trading seems. It sounds like your trading your future with someone else. What if you could really do that? Sell your future and buy another from someone else?

I might go back to trading futures. Mine is not looking so bright. This isn't the life I dreamed of.


  1. The future is made and also is the luck of the draw.
    My life is not how I wish to go and fight for change, but not change my life for any other, because only changed my life, change my future.

  2. It would be even better if it was possible to change the past.

    1. To your future self, today is the past.

    2. I saw an interesting quote today by Patti Smith: “I haven’t fucked the past but I’ve fucked plenty with the future."

  3. I understand this place you refer to ... but it is what it is, my friend. There is something to be experienced ... wherever you find yourself. Check under the computer ... the books ... the table. The life you dreamed is only in your head ... the life before you is right here.
    As you might suspect, I am not telling you something you don't already know ... I am reminding myself. :)

  4. There is so much wisdom in what you say. You have a way with words. Very poetic.