What's market playing to you? Most of us intentionally or unintentionally want to prove they can beat others or the crowd down but they actually act as part of the crowd. It is nothing but how you could beat your only enemy down, yourself. There are too many in the market who fight against something else. The financial news tell you any things which could stir your nerves to fight. Market columnists tell you what are ahead in future even they really don't know the future. You just burnt some money on the fire and are trying to survive in this contrition war. However intelligent market players should not try to beating others at their games. You act to beat anything down and then you would be hit by reaction. All you need to understand is that market playings are about controlling yourself at your own game. You are the only enemy for your market future. *** Have you thought what is the most challenges for an intelligent market player? It is not to get all of your stocks that will go up the most and down the least. It is rather that how you prevent yourself from being your own worst enemy. Why are you the worst enemy in your market playing? We are humans. We are very emotional in the extreme market conditions. We enjoy to buy high since we like to feel to be part of the euphoric party. We desperately want to sell low since we want to run away from the pains. Why do we like to follow the market price changes in short term? We could not see too ling. Stopping-loss let us feel better even most of us never have chances to lock the profit for enoughness. Life needs a plan for life span. Who could say it is not a wise advice? In the market we all are fearful to lose today since we could not figure out how to get profit in the future. *** How do you judge yourself? By checking how much did you burn on fire this time? By the performance of a group of clever word twisters? Please remember how others are doing is nothing relative what you would get in the market. What effects to you if EU will crash down to ground and the whole market is miserable? No one could decide what your will get from market. No one would really be interested by how you beat the market this time or that time. Most of traders admire what Livermore had achieved but often than not they don't tell why he did commit suicide. Did he beat down the market? No! He did beat himself down into the hell! Have you read any gravestone with the words: A great man who always beat the market down! No one can do so. Livermore wanted but was beat down. W. Buffett did want but he just accumulates quite huge fortune. Making money is about finding the choices without beating things down. Too many market players want to beat the market but at last they beat their heads on the wall... *** When you are at 70s and rich, do you really mind whether or not you have ever beat the market down always? Maybe you would be happy to say "yes," but you perhaps would say "who care!? if you could enjoy life and help your loves to enjoy the life. All I know now is, if I could earn enough I just have more resources to do what I really enjoy. What do I enjoy? I like to play in the market since I do feel it is very fair. Think logically and ask yourself whether or not you can get a better answer. The whole point of market playing is not to earn more money than average, but to earn enough money to meet your own needs. Do you know how much is enough to you. Most of us don't think about it let alone know the right answer. *** Life is short and market is huge. Too many market players show their clever just cheer or cry with the market trend. They don't understand human could make human errors always. It is about what you want, how you get you want, and how you use what you get when you chase you want. It is a journey of life or part of your journey of life. It is best to measure your market playing but it is not whether you have beat the market or others down. It is about how you could work on dance without too much distraction of our primary instincts. You need the plan, as that to build your house. You have to get a behavioral discipline, which could protect you from your human errors. Could you get to close to what your destination you plan to get? Do remember we would walk or rush into the end of life. In the end, it really doesn't matter how may others move fast and better than you but are you happy for what you want, what you get, and what you think about your life. *** I have made plenty of human errors when I run towards to my destination I really want. I tend to run in full but every time when I try to run too quickly I was beaten down and have to rebuild my last defensive line. Tropo said I had only one choice, taking harakiki. Yes it may be true from the mistakes and their consequences. However seriously saying I have got all I really want in my generation in China. Harakiki is the result of the completely hopeless for the causes of some group of people. I belong to myself and my personal legend. Don't mistake for my words and put words in the market on the social moral fire. You choose the market and your life you have to be responsible for it. A society with too many people who fail to be independent would be bad to everyone. In this sense, I dislike the words "poor become poorer in the market" since poor have no chances. All have the chances but poor don't know how to behave properly or unlucky! If you feel you are poor, you need to update your mind and become intelligent.