Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently put to another blog entry at this site:
It is funny what you call an endorsement. Many of those comments ate not very positive.
I included some Goon comments so that people can see what we are up against.
And I included some comments by skeptical Normals. Because there are lots of good and smart people who possess a sincere skepticism and their views obviously need to be heard.
But the vast majority of the comments are INSANELY positive, Pink.
There is no other blogger on the internet who has won even a tiny percentage of the positive comments from big-name experts that I have won, Pink.
Rob Arnott is the former editor of the Financial Analysts Journal, the most important journal in this field. He says of me: “Your ideas are sound.”
He doesn’t say that about Jack Bogle or about Bill Bernstein or about Larry Swedroe or about Rick Ferri.
A person isn’t given that kind of endorsement. A person EARNS it with hard work and a hard-won reputation for integrity.
You hate me because you believe that there is zero chance that you could ever win an endorsement of one-tenth that importance in this lifetime.
I say you are wrong. I say you could begin posting honestly today and end up somewhere very magical five years from today or ten years from today or whenever.
But all I can do is make the suggestion, Pink. It is you who determines what path you will walk as you create your own future.
That’s as it should be, in my assessment.
I naturally wish you all the best that this life has to offer a person.
Rob the Sound