Here’s the text of a comment that I put to the Goon Central board the other day:
I’ll offer a more serious response to the narcissism charge.Every advance is made by one of the humans. I am one of the humans. I happened to be the one primarily responsible for this particular advance.There are thousands of advances that become possible with the shift from Buy-and-Hold to Valuation-Informed Indexing.
All the people who are today engaging in behavior that will down the road cause them to suffer huge financial damages or prison terms could instead be getting their names on some of the important advances that become possible once we agree as a society to go down this path. So you could all engage in a little “narcissism” of your own.
When someone excels and you feel hurt that it wasn’t you, you have have two choices. You can ask that person to help pull you up (I obviously will agree to help pull up anyone who asks, as is evidenced by the huge amount of time I devoted to helping out Wade) or you can try to pull that person down.
I humbly submit that your ten years of trying to pull me down have perhaps not worked out precisely as expected and you might want to give some thought to playing it the other way.
My best wishes to you all, my fellow narcissists!