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Author: ItsGoingUp Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75794  
Subject: Re: The Millionaire Twins Next Door Date: 11/25/2013 8:35 PM
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CCinOC wrote:
What’s interesting is that the more attention and accolades these know-it-alls receive, the more dogmatic they become.

So do you have a theory as why some people like to jump into conversations where they have no contribution to make and insult people? Please enlighten us.

We start out confident in our ability to help others with their money (a good and noble motive indeed), but over time, instead of realizing that there are many ways to skin a cat (various worthwhile strategies that fit different situations and financial personalities), we find ourselves launching into an all-out assault on anyone who does not agree with our way of doing things.

And some of us are forced to realize that instead of helping people we've been collecting commissions and giving them bad advice. Imagine, through our ignorance we've been screwing the very people who we sought to help. It's hard to imagine how bitter that would make somebody feel. Likely she'd respond by lashing out at others, especially people much smarter and less reprehensible and who can use spreadsheets. What do you think?

-IGU-
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