Every spring I watch a farmer plant his field.
He adds fuel to the tractor, buys fertilizer for the soil, and visits the supply store for seed. Nobody says, “What a fool! Wasting time and money on that stupid exercise.”
If you say anything at all you say, “Think about that bountiful harvest.”
The farmer is investing now. He gets nothing in return until later. But no one questions him because that’s how farming works. He invests now, harvests...