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|Subject: Re: Ten Mental Exercises Leading To Freedom||Date: 4/10/2000 7:58 PM|
|Author: intercst||Number: 7759 of 771314|
<<<Over on the DELL board last year, we had a DELL employee lamenting the
fact that he had sold $5,000 worth of DELL stock to take his wife on a
Lake Tahoe ski vacation in 1992. Value today of $5,000 worth of DELL
stock bought in 1992? A little over $1 million.>>>>
I have just about gotten to the point where I learn
from my mistakes more often than I regret them. Sure,
the $1000 that I spent in 1985 on a now-unused camera
would be worth 1.3 gazillion dollars if I had bought
But I didn't. Can't be changed. Now what's for dinner?
I agree, if you weren't holding MSFT in 1985.
But if you were holding MSFT in 1985 and you sold $1,000 worth to buy the camera, I suspect the regret would be much worse.
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