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How much do you worry about quicksand in your daily life?

How much do you worry about quicksand in your daily life?

 I’m guessing the answer is, “not much,” but as a child, it always seemed to come up in TV and movies. As comedian John Mulaney hilariously once said:

“I always thought that quicksand was going to be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be because if you watched cartoons, quicksand is like the third biggest thing you have to worry about in adult life behind real sticks of dynamite and giant anvils falling on you from the sky.” 

I bring this up because I recently learned something new which surprised me a little bit: it’s basically impossible for a person to sink completely into quicksand: 

“Quicksand—that is, sand that behaves as a liquid because it is saturated with water—can be a mucky nuisance, but it’s basically impossible to die in the way that is depicted in movies. That’s because quicksand is denser than the human body.”

Who knew? As Mulaney mentions, quicksand isn’t much of a problem in day-to-day life, but I still would’ve told you it’s possible to sink into it. 

According to the article above, should you find yourself stuck in quicksand, the best thing you can do is lean back, in order to distribute your body weight over a larger area, and try making slow back and forth movements to free up your trapped limbs.

Fittingly enough, I see quicksand as a tidy metaphor for any financial problems you might be experiencing: the situation is probably not as dire as you think, and with a cool head and the help of advice from an expert, there’s no reason you can’t extract yourself.

I’ve helped numerous people pull themselves out of the financial holes they’ve fallen into, and I would be more than happy to do the same for you and your loved ones.

All you need to do is call (480) 513-1830 or book a spot on my calendar, and I’ll have you out of the hole and back on your feet in no time.

 All the best, Charles

Charles C. Scott AIF®, CDP®


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