A short story about black swans at dawn

Jonathan Pain  |  The Pain Report  |  11 March 2020

So many of you have written to me over the past 3 days that I cannot possibly reply to all of you. Hopefully this report will answer most of your questions. However, I first need to tell you a short story.

It was Friday 14th February and I was in Perth to speak at a breakfast event and then later at a conference. I woke up early and went for a walk at dawn in a park near my hotel. I stopped at a small lake and a beautiful Black Swan glided effortlessly towards me. It was soon joined by a second Black Swan. I remember thinking, “It’s a Black Swan event!”

A few hours later I spoke at a breakf...

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