Many months ago, I made a promise to myself that I would be an optimist. This was not an easy task for me. You see, I grew up during the Great Depression, and most of the talk I heard as a child was from my parents and their friends -- it was grim talk about the hard times and about what they foresaw for the future. The strange fact is that I grew used to or comfortable around grim or bearish talk. When I grew older I tended to live around my comfort zone, and my comfort zone was the Great Depression. I tended to see the potential downside or potential disaster in each and every event.
In my twenties, I turned to the stock market in my eagerness to receive early warning of any potential disasters or bear markets that might arrive in the future. In fact, I became so ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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