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Cheers for Jean

About wine and economy blog post

Cheers for Jean: Unveiling Abundance Between Sips and Stats

A toast to Jean-Baptiste Say, the economist who taught me more over a glass of wine than any textbook ever could.

Remember those college econ lectures that sent your eyes glazing over? Yeah, me too. I enrolled with textbook enthusiasm, determined to crack the code of supply and demand. But somewhere between "integral herd behavior" and "nominal GDP," my enthusiasm plummeted faster than a stock market crash. Economics wasn't my calling.

“The sea and wind can at the same time convey my neighbor's vessel and my own.” Jean-Baptiste Say

But here's the beauty of life: lessons blossom in unexpected corners. While my economist dreams may have withered, Jean-Baptiste Say, a 19th-century thinker, planted some juicy wisdom that still fuels my creative fire. And where did this revelation unfold? Not under the fluorescent glare of a lecture hall but under the warm glow of a French restaurant, wine glass brimming with liquid inspiration.

Say's Law whispers of abundance, a symphony of supply and demand where everyone's needs get met, like the wind and sea carrying boats to their harbors. There is no cutthroat competition, just a harmonious flow of giving and receiving. And it clicked: abundance isn't a pie with limited slices; it's a limitless feast waiting to be shared.

Here's what the good ol' Jean taught me, sip by sip:

  • Abundance blooms best under laughter and sunlight. Don't underestimate the power of an excellent wine-fueled brainstorming session – it might unlock your next big idea.

  • What you offer matters. Polish your skills, nurture your talent, and the world will beat a path to your door. Your unique gifts are treasures waiting to be discovered.

  • The wind and sea always deliver. Trust the flow of life. Opportunities abound, just like the ever-present sea breeze and the constant tide.

  • Know your North Star. Before you set sail, chart your course. Knowing your destination keeps you focused and prevents aimless drifting.

  • Embrace the skeptics. Don't shy away from healthy debate. When someone challenges your assumptions, it's an invitation to sharpen your arguments and refine your vision.

Remember that lottery I ran for my book "Gymnodon"? Jean-Baptiste Say's spirit was woven into every ticket. It was a celebration of abundance, a chance to believe that everyone has a shot at winning, not just in some lucky draw, but in the grand game of life.

So, raise a glass, dear reader, and toast to the unexpected lessons and hidden treasures waiting to be unearthed. Whether you're an artist, a baker, a coder, or a dreamer, believe in the power of your unique offering and set sail towards your shores of abundance.

And just like the sea wind that guides a ship, let The Mined be your compass:

The Mined, a digital treasure trove for creative professionals, overflows with tools, resources, and inspiration to help you chart your course, hone your skills, and unleash your inner creative powerhouse. So, step aboard, explore the bounty, and discover the magic hidden within your boundless potential.


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