I landed somewhere in the middle. Her methods, to be clear, were nothing like what you experienced, but they did illustrate the east-west culture clash you mention. I believe in discipline, yes. But what you describe would contravene the Geneva Convention. That credit is all yours and you should be proud of it.
It was just a random search on google, about such related articles. I find your your lines, thoughts, and explanations on Late bloomers are quite superb and awesome. Here m gonna subscribe your email feeds, hope I will get similar motivating articles in future. Thanks for subscribing, Soubhagya. Gives me a lot of hope looking forward to the second half of my life…. Hi Greg, thanks so much. I swear, sometimes 8th grade seems like yesterday.
It was 40 years ago, and you know, we could still be alive in another 40 years. Hi Debra, I am so excited to see your blog. Wow can it be over 30 years since we lived on Puritan Street together? I remember him well. He was an incredible artist and you inherited that gift.
I started my business at the age of It started as a way of helping with expenses and has turned into a passion that makes me very proud. So I guess I am a late bloomer after all since this new passion has given me a new outlook on self confidence, contentment and purpose. Thanks for your kind words, Deborah. Who knows? Happy Belated New Year, for starters. Please drop me an email and then we can be in proper touch.
Look forward to hearing from you! And so sorry to be so miserably slow to connect.
Will send you an email! I run a group in an inpatient psyc unit for geriatrics and find your site to be full of good information to give group members. Thanks, and I always tell them to look you up! Thank you. I have experience all of that. I am what I choose to become. Good for you, Vanessa! No matter how long it takes, keep at it. These words are immensely powerful to me and perfectly confirming! I am 44 about to turn 45 and as my beautiful son has moved into his teen years, the wisdom I have gained through struggles with early parental loss, sexual abuse, depression, divorce, and negative guidance, are beginning to form in exciting ways as I revisit my art and am reaffirmed by friends that the idea of writing should very much be visited.
My life is physically a complete chaotic, confused mess… but I have an excitement that wonderful, creative things are beginning to flow! Thank you for this insightful blog and for allowing the commenters, who are equally strengthening!!!!! I wrote it in the early days of the blog, around Thank you so much for this post, especially your take on The Secret, which I think is a particularly pernicious version of the Just-World Bias and only revictimizes victims.
And some have even asked why I felt the need to report my abuser to the authorities and hold him accountable in court. Thank you! Hi Karen, so sorry, getting over the flu, just saw this. Makes me want to scream. If no one holds abusers accountable, what kind of world do we create? I applaud your courage.
Forward movement is what counts. Where can I find a counselor to help me reach my potential.
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My phone number is [removed]. Thanks in advance. Sincerely, Thomas. I believe Psychology Today has a listing by state. That might be a good place to start. Its a big relief to know their are others like me.. Although I choose to be late bloomer as their was no such condition with me to got late in career building but I am kind of person who is not settle for anything that I do not like to do….. Thanks Debra to collect wired nuts like us who are not fit in this perfect world but happy in their own world.
Thanks for such a heartfelt comment, Karen. Best of luck to you! Thank you ms. This post has to be my all time favorite. Your description of how a late bloomer may go about their process into realizing their potential was on point for me. I want to write my life story and I want to do it well. My research has been exciting and time intensive. So glad you enjoyed it, Jacqueline. Best of luck moving into your next phase.
Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content. Are you a late-blooming adult? You're in remarkable company. A good garden may have some weeds. His college took the hard-line. They kicked him out. Chris Langan Langan now raises horses and hones his cognitive-theoretic model of the universe—a grand theory of all origins. But there is a great deal of hope. Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. Milne Recent media fixation on The Secret makes any discussion of hardship taboo.
Specialization is a relatively recent compulsion. She writes: Renaissance Souls much prefer variety and combination over focusing all their energies on one thing. Other late-blooming authors and their former lives include: Miguel de Cervantes valet, soldier, tax collector — Don Quixote, age 58 Daniel Defoe wine merchant, terrorist, tax collector — Robinson Crusoe, age 60 Charles Perrault civil servant — Tales from Mother Goose, age 67 Bram Stoker civil servant, theater manager — Dracula, age 50 Isak Dineson coffee rancher — Seven Gothic Tales, age 49 and Out of Africa, age 52 P.
James civil servant, hospital administrator —Published her first Adam Dalgliesh mystery in , at age He identified two distinct patterns, not just in art, but in other creative fields: Picasso, self-portrait, age 25 Conceptual innovators peak early. Picasso is the classic conceptual innovator. Picasso once said, When I paint, my object is to show what I have found , not what I am looking for…I have never made trials or experiments.
According to Galenson, they: need a visual objective; work slowly and incrementally; consider their creative endeavors a form of research; value the accumulation of knowledge over the result; become totally absorbed while pursuing an ambitious, vague and elusive goal; and experience frustration that their goal may be unobtainable. Learning by discovery and experimentation may take longer, but the results will be worth it. Further Reading I researched the following books and articles for this post and highly recommend them: Boyle, Prill.
Ehrenreich, Barbara. Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story Of Success. Kaufman, Scott Barry. Lobenstine, Margaret. Pink, Daniel. Share on facebook.
Share on pinterest. Share on twitter. I highly recommend it. I posted this notice on our sister Canadian site, Financial Webring Forum. To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be. Given that the price is right, you will probably find it to be an interesting book on how two guys managed to survive the land mines of the financial world to a successful retirement. Thanks to everybody who took advantage of the free offer and the kind comments.
FYI, potential readers downloaded the book with 2 hours left! Thanks to those readers who posted their reviews on Amazon. We ask that you post a review on Amazon when you get a chance. We want to know what you think. Thanks again and happy holidays, Steve and Dan. Good to hear about the ups and downs and back up again of your investing career.
What a wild ride that was for you both. I am sure it will be helpful to new investors to hear the lessons you learned and hopefully not make the same types of mistakes not being properly diversified, avoiding salespeople, etc. I will refer your book to those that I know. It was well done, easy to read but substantive. A few corrections I would like to point out in order of appearance , if I may. You did state you would like to know what we think.
My page references are based on what my kindle for pc show at the bottom of each page I'm quoting from perhaps this might be a different page on an actual kindle? I read a line at location of that reads: "When more investors sell shares of a company than are bought, the price declines.
Kindle Edition. I don't think that's true based on what I've read here on this blog. My understanding is there's always an equal number of sellers and buyers of shares provided the number of shares remains the same. If the sellers of those shares accept the lower prices, this leads the price of the shares to fall.
The market prices are based on the movement of the agreed upon prices at which buyers and sellers agree to buy and sell those shares. In the inverse, when people offer higher prices to buy shares from sellers, if accepted, the price moves higher. Not because there are MORE buyers than sellers. There are an equal number of buyers and sellers.
The only change is the price at which they are willing to buy and sell. Third correction--on Location you provide a link to Simba's excel backtesting spreadsheet for 25 different lazy portfolios. The link appears to be a dead link.
Says "there's currently no text in this page". Added comment it appears to be a dead link when clicked on directly from the e-book, but the link below seems to work if you type it into a browser or click on the link below Robertson, Dan ; Schullo, Steve Fifth -- on location Additional notes from the advisor after the second conversation between advisor and Samantha you have a link to boglehead. This is a dead link, because it should be bogleheads.
Sixth - at location in the acknowledgments section you have the link as boogleheads. You did get it right "bogleheads. Don't get me wrong. I appreciated reading your personal story and the struggles you endured not just financially but with regards to health and deaths in the family. I liked the sections on annuities and sales pitches and how to interview a fee only planner.
I just wanted to offer some constructive criticism. I believe in this post you asked for feedback from us. I'm providing some And I would be remiss if I failed to mention that the best line in the book was "After we diversified out of the narrow NASDAQ into the broad market indexes and bonds the volatility dropped like a freshly-born Holstein calf from its standing mother.
You can make the corrections when you release your second printing! If you ever want an editor for any future endeavors, let me know I'm not too expensive! Congratulations on your book. I did enjoy it very much. I know others will as well. I downloaded it and enjoyed reading the book. I view this book more of a life lessons book rather than a investment guidance book as most of the information you outline in the book is advice from others.
It was fascinating to observe how your portfolio grew from to I think your book highlights the importance of saving which is highly underrated.
Most of the books and articles talk about investing but a few talk about saving. I think in spite of all the mistakes you have made, you have accumulated wealth by just consistently saving through and through. Your book gave me renewed confidence as to ' not to keep up with the Joneses" and live within the means. I have been investing myself for the past 10 years and have learnt a lot in this forum and other places. I do not have a problem investing when the prices are down like However the tougher times for me is times like now where all the asset classes are at or near their 52 week highs.
I want get your perspective on the mechanics of how you invested when the prices were high and continued to rise. Did you still invest regularly even when prices were high or did you hold it in cash when prices were high to buy when there was panic. Thanks again for writing your story. It is very inspirational and I patted myself in the back on behalf of you for saving and paying off your car loan and staying auto loan free rather than getting that brand new car.
This is a question I am always struggling with. It made me reflect on a couple of big mistakes I made earlier in my saving career. The whole Boglehead community is very special, and I feel lucky to be a part of it. I read the book in its entirety yesterday. A great read. I hope you two have a great retirement.