There once was a farmer, whose only horse broke free and ran away. All the neighbors came to lament his bad fortune, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied “Maybe so, maybe not. We’ll see.” This Chinese fable of the farmer and his horse illustrates how seeming bad fortune can often be a blessing in disguise.
Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha,” is renowned as one of the world’s most talented investors and business tycoon, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, and has consistently been ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. At the young age of 22, I had the opportunity to meet him in person. Here’s what he taught me.