I tried to be an adulterer. I really did. It just doesn’t work for me.
Do you understand how difficult it is to do something when you genuinely aren’t interested? When you’re attracted to the outcome but aren’t attracted to the outcome enough to actually place effort into it it’s very freaking hard to do it. I’m sure we’ve all noticed this.
Right now, I’m having this issue with school.
I’m interested in the degree slightly but not really. Here’s my argument.
I love to learn. I like having the upper hand. Knowing what others don’t know. School doesn’t provide that option.
When you’re in school everyone is getting the same information. While not everyone is taking advantage of that information, it’s still publicly available. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that information that’s publicly available is no longer valuable. All of the value has been arbitraged away.
I do think it’s useful for forming a base for thought (and connections. Which leads to innovation), but, after that, it doesn’t make sense to me.
At this point, it seems like the information is overvalued. And, while it does make sense to go for some people, a major theme of investing is the thought that it doesn’t make sense to stay in a market when the behaviour of that market has changed.
But hey, to each their own.
It’s useful to write thoughts out like this. It helps me make decisions.