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I am sorry but I highly disagree with your post. This person is courageous as they have started out on an investment journey of controlling one's finances.

Size of loss or gain is different for different people in different places of life. Depending on who you are 200k is a LOT of money or a LITTLE bit of money. That just depends on the person.

Just because the median household income of the US is 68k does not mean anything to individual investors or at least it should not.

The 22 year old that invested their first 5,000 dollars, that 5k is they're everything in terms of financial savings. The 70 year old retiree whom invested their whole life while living frugally may have 100x that saved.

Who is to say that the person that lost 200k did not give 68k away to charity this year? No one really knows what others have or have given or have lost.
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