People are sometimes surprised that I’ve involved myself in the financial industry when just two years ago I had left my studies in somewhat close relative, accountancy, to read something closer to heart, philosophy. And they’d ask: Whatever has finance got to do with philosophy? Sometimes with a subtle implication of finance being the ‘antagonist’ and philosophy being the ‘protagonist’. Most people don’t understand that philosophy isn’t like most other subjects. It doesn’t mean that when you study philosophy, you’re bound to it forever; as if the only path left to take is to become an academic and spin more novel arguments from the multifarious tomes of wisdom. Philosophy merely shares with you a way of living and of think. It implants in you a habit of observing and reflecting, of questioning and understanding, doubting and allaying. These skills can be treated to anything. And this is precisely why I always have no answer for those who ask me what I wish to do in the future, particularly with a degree in philosophy. So I tell them, everything and nothing.