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I fail to see how, after selling the stock, the seller's life got better. It was either you (the buyer) or the seller who benefited from the rising stock price, not both.

The seller of today was the buyer of yesterday. He benefited from the rise between yesterday and today.

You, today's buyer, benefit from the rise between today and tomorrow when you will be the seller.

That today's seller won't profit any longer from the rising stock price, that he as you say 'gave up an equal amount of better life as you gained' does not nullify, not even diminish his previous profit, his life won't - as you claimed - get monetarily any worse (or better) because of his selling, so you both did profit, one earlier, the other later.
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