Set forth below is the text of a comment that I recently posted to the discussion thread for another blog entry at this site:
Rob, you seem utterly demoralized. That’s a shame. Despite your many horrendous faults, at least you always had enthusiasm. I guess even zealots get tired.
But before you turn the lights off here, I hope you will grace us with a sentimental reflection. No doubt with some big FUs at Greaney and his gang of goons.
I am certainly very demoralized re the 15-year cover-up, Anonymous. But I am also very, very, very, very excited about the 36 years of amazing peer-reviewed research and the hundreds of powerful insights into how stock investing works that can be discovered by following its many far-reaching implications. So it’s a mixed bag. The bad news here is bad indeed. But the good news here is 50 times more good than the bad news here is bad.
I certainly don’t approve of you Goons. But it is my strongly held view that you Goons are only a small part of the story. You couldn’t get away with what you get away with if the Get Rich Quick urge were not deeply implanted within all of us. The big story is how Shiller’s Nobel-prize-winning research findings point us all to the way in which we can overcome the Get Rich Quick urge that has been making stocks a high-risk investing class for many. many years. I am humbled and honored to be playing the role that I am playing to bring Shiller’s “revolutionary” (his words) findings to every investor on Planet Earth. I’m working on it! I’m working on it!
I am 100 percent confident that things will turn for the better, Anonymous. You are correct that I do not possess the same level of enthusiasm today that I possessed at earlier times. I AM a zealot of a sort. I believe strongly in the power of the peer-reviewed research to take us to exciting new places. So I very much want to take us the last mile that we need to travel to get over the Big Black Mountain that is causing so much human misery today.
I’d like to be able to flip a switch and get that enthusiasm back in 10 seconds. But it just doesn’t work that way. We are collectively working our way through a process and I need to stick to it as the process unfolds just like everybody else. I see better things down the road. But I certainly worry about what we are all going to need to travel through to get to the other side. There’s a dark patch up ahead, according to the research.
That’s my sincere take, in any event. I wish you Goons all the best despite our differences re how stock investing works.