Here is a story I shared with my daughter yesterday and thought this deserves to be shared with a wider audience. It’s that good!
This story is from the life of Charlie Munger, from long before he was rich and famous, and before he had such a large and happy family –
Image Source: Poor Charlie’s Almanack; Photograph is of Charlie celebrating his forty-fifth wedding anniversary with his family in 2001
The story dates to 1953 when Charlie, then 29 years old, got divorced from his (first) wife of eight years. Divorce had a huge social stigma attached at that time and it was the first blow for Munger.
His wife also got almost everything in the separation, including the house. Charlie’s friends revealed that he moved into “dreadful” conditions after this divorce.