Helpful reminder in this crazy real estate market

I live in San Francisco, where the current tech boom is helping fuel another insane real estate market. Reading headlines about how home prices have jumped 20% in the past year, while I’m still paying rent, does make me a little panicky sometimes. Usually I’m able to remind myself that I don’t want to be buying the last tulip, and that helps.

Today I came across this site, and it’s really helped me put this fear into perspective:

From one of my favorite books


“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”

― Douglas Adams, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”