Story of Mr Equity
1) There was a man called Mr Equity.
2) He promised good returns.
3) He said that the current Investments in traditional products will be harmful in the long run.
4) He kept shouting from the roof tops that he would improve lives.
5) So the people selected him.
6) Now impatient as they were, the people started counting days and expected the promised returns to knock at their doors.
7) Time passed by. One year went by and so did the second year and even the third year ended.
8) The returns were there but by no means they seemed as good as they had perceived it to be.
9) People started making jokes and poking fun at Mr Equity.
10) Every moment he was reminded of the promised returns.
11) Even before he could speak and explain that one needs to have more patient he was declared a liar (Feku) and those who had the patience were branded as “bhakts”.
12) The old fuddy duddy financial instruments that had got blunted and rusted got a new lease of life aided by the impatience of the foolish people around.
13) All of them joined a factory that produced coined acronyms and PJs.
14) These people were being driven by a leader who besides abusing Mr Equity had no narrative of their own. Their only narrative they had was criticism and cynicism.
15) All they did was to manufacture more cynics and more critics.
16) Meanwhile Mr Equity was busy doing his job and remained confident and steadfast because of his conviction and hard work. Most did follow him and backed him with loads of patience.
17) Some nevertheless fell prey to their own impatience and changed loyalties from Mr Equity to Mr FD.
18) As time went by Mr FD did all that he was capable of. Make jokes, become a joke and leave people clueless.
19) And those who went along with Mr Equity experienced something called the power of compounding. The “returns” that were promised saw the light of day.
20) Patience delivered dividends and happiness to those who had it in them.
21) The other few who had changed sides continued to languish in the shadows of Mr FD cribbing and complaining.
22) Sitting in a corner of a dark and dingy room all they did all day along was to reflect and rue their past decision.
23) They gradually began to understand why although Mr Equity gave good returns they could never experience those returns.
24) They realised that they were short changed by none other than their own impatience.