If this was actually a plan, it’s quite complicated, but at the end of it all, it really doesn’t seem to go anywhere, does it? Yes, a very cheezy attempt at Zen and Canadian Financial Planning but still an interesting metaphor. This track is one of the many set ups that my daughters create for my son. They spend a great deal of time creating the intricate loops and sidings, attempting to use as much track as possible, and to make it fit on the two tables we have to set up the trains.
And then my son comes along, plays with it for a while, gets bored and tears the whole thing apart, throwing track everywhere. That is what 2 year old boys do.
AHA! Now that is an excellent metaphor for canadian financial planning! You spend hours, days and months putting together your plans, adding your hopes and dreams, and then LIFE appears and acts like a 2 year old, and plays with it for a while, and then tears it all apart, forcing you to redo it, after you have got over your frustrations.
Zen Thomas the Tank Engine and the Art of Financial Planning you heard it here first.