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<<I'd change that to: What is best for the individual is what most closely renders the desired results.>>

True, though he's unlikely to reach those desired results if he's continuously struggling with his chosen strategy. For example, mutual fund devotees rarely do as well as the fund itself because they so often redeem their shares when the market tanks. They then wait to buy back in until the fund has regained most of its losses. Or buy another fund which is already at or near full value. In a sense, they are "closet timers". They just don't do it very well. Though I may be missing your point. I've been known to do that.

There is something for just about everyone at TMF, from daytrading to DRIP. If one is successful with his chosen strategy, it's easy to believe that the reason for his success has to do with the strategy than with his personal compatibility with the strategy, a primary reason for so many flamefests (anybody who isn't using [fill in the blank] is an idiot). But the power of compatibility is far greater than most people realize, at least partly because one's decisions are so much more likely to be the right ones when he isn't tied up in knots with fear or anxiety or greed.

I think it's great if an LTBHer is happy with his results, and that isn't in any way condescending. Life's too short to be obsessing over one's portfolio during every waking minute. But not everyone is comfortable with the amount of faith that LTBH requires, and there are many other choices, not all of which are incompatible with GG investing.

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