There are things that I love and hate about the stock market. The hate part is pretty simple to describe. It’s loaded with some pretty crappy people. From Goldman Sachs to Optiver; it’s wall-to-wall crooks, liars and thieves. The Wall Street professionals and the pump and dump penny-stock con artists are in a race to the bottom, the only difference between those camps is the quality of their suits – they’re both rotten to the core.
When you deal with Wall Street day after day – and you see how willing they are to harm other people for the sake of a few bucks – it can throw a shadow over your love for humanity. But I found the antidote for that yesterday.
After I digested that trailer, I decided to look at Eva’s blog. I must click on a hundred hyperlinks a day. Most are meaningless. I was not prepared for the journey that followed when I clicked-thru to 65 Red Roses and I spent the better part of an emotional hour reading through Eva’s posts, digesting the heart-breaking truth of her situation and admiring her grace, courage and beauty. It might be a strange thing to hold someone that you have never met in your heart, but I did. And as the documentary and Eva’s story spreads out across the globe, millions of people will have that very same experience.
In a better world, we’d all be short Goldman Sachs and long Eva Markvoort. And we’d all be much better for it.
Click-thru to 65 Red Roses and send Eva your best wishes.