Set forth below is the text of a comment that I posted to the discussion thread for one of my columns at the Value Walk site:
It is not helping anyone. Instead, it is just hurting your family. Why do you go to such lengths to create a make-believe world, all to avoid having to work a job? Even a part time job paying minimum wage would at least be doing something.
Why do you go to such lengths to try to persuade me to live my life as if I believed what you believe? I live my life according to what I believe.
In the days when I was posting at the Motley Fool retirement board, there were people using Greaney’s retirement study to plan their retirements. These people became my friends. I felt bad to see them tricked. I eventually worked up the courage to speak up. Now I feel better.
You are asking me to go back to doing things that made me feel bad about myself. I am not interested.
I wish you all good things. But I would be grateful if you would be willing to try to find someone else to help you push your smelly Buy-and-Hold garbage. It’s not my particular cup of tea. It’s not a close call.
My best and warmest wishes to you and yours.