Seeing some posts by people who used to follow some of my mentors brings up a thought. Most of it is either hipsters wanting to be like YO MAN I WAS FIRST TO BE HATIN ON HIM I TOLD YOU SO and even more of them saying that were so emotionally invested they become hypocritical they don't realize that someone (I) do not forget and I am pretty sure there are a few people who don't as well. Lastly the bravado of some expecting to harvest followers to their personal cause. Often we know that an expert in any field lets say for example sake a plumber. He may know what that rattle in your pipe is or that large BURRR sound is just the pipe for your hot water having air trapped in it just by listening. To us it's latin to them it's dead simple because they have the training or experience to know what it is highly like to be. As for trading the smartest guys I know say, "dude it's simple" and the ones who have it the hardest say to me, "damn man markets these days are hard". Well Duh, I've only been told once in my life when I was a 2nd AC trainee that if I thought this was going to be hard things are going to be a lot harder here and in life for me. (Story another time maybe Distracts from point) So what does that mean? If your smart everything comes easy and if your not well... it's just going to get harder from here? What's the real hurdle? Is it the mental barrier of us making it harder than it should for trading or is it because we haven't had proper practice in place to say, "Pfft that's easy here lemme show you"? P.S It's so funny to see people who are so hypocritical of someone bask in forever misery until they get that one taste of a minuscule victory and never stop the cycle of their own misery. Anyways aside from all the digression. Is trading supposed to be difficult or easy? I don't like to gauge intelligence based on how many books a person has read on the subject or how many fund managers the person can socially engineer into being their friends. Experience vs high learning? Is trading supposed to be something so difficult that if I were to run out in the streets and pull a random person while blind folded I can try and explain to them how and what to do that they'd all be so confused they think I was so crazy investment banker still screwing the little guy (or just them as their usually referring to)? OR Is trading supposed to be so easy I could teach everyone so well they'd have to make factories print my money because some joe schmo six pack, thanks Jack for the reference, is able to just pick and go?