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I've always enjoyed the blog, largely because too many blogs in the self development/personal finance space are clearly catered towards the masses. I learned a lot from reading WestCoast/WSP.

The biggest takeaway for me was definitely "smile and nod". I used to have a bad habit of needing to argue with people who I thought were wrong. Thankfully, I've largely removed this habit. Nowadays, I save it for close friends who I want to help.

I've never liked the criticism that a writer is "arrogant" (Taleb gets this a lot too). Criticizing tone is low level disagreement. Who cares if they're arrogant, the important question is: are they right? If they are, who cares if they're arrogant and if they're not, who cares if they're nice? I want the dickish coach that shits on me but helps me improve.
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arrogance, the very idea that one person could be better at something than most others (aka the nature of the world as it is), bristles heavily against the God Of Equality that many worship in their mind.
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(03-15-2018 01:09 PM)TooFineAPoint Wrote:  ^
arrogance, the very idea that one person could be better at something than most others (aka the nature of the world as it is), bristles heavily against the God Of Equality that many worship in their mind.

To paraphrase some wise guy, it's only possible to be modest if you're better than others. Otherwise, you're just being honest.
03-15-2018 01:56 PM
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(03-15-2018 01:56 PM)Peregrine Wrote:  
(03-15-2018 01:09 PM)TooFineAPoint Wrote:  ^
arrogance, the very idea that one person could be better at something than most others (aka the nature of the world as it is), bristles heavily against the God Of Equality that many worship in their mind.

To paraphrase some wise guy, it's only possible to be modest if you're better than others. Otherwise, you're just being honest.

There's a there's two words with different nuances:

immodesty and arrogance

I'll freely admit that the WSPs may well be immodest when it comes to finance - I don't know about it myself to say otherwise.

But their attitude on is arrogant, in my opinion. Maybe I'm just butthhurt because of what I described in an earlier post.

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"The more humble your origins the more necessary is arrogance"

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(03-15-2018 06:01 PM)SteezeySteve Wrote:  "The more humble your origins the more necessary is arrogance"

Who said that?

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Disraeli
Old Jewish priminister of England
Certified dandy
Was successful in politics largely because of his ins with various high society British ladies
Married a widdow for her money because he had been in debt since a failed business venture involving south American mining industry in his teens.
Dressed sharp
Traveled internationally
Boxer
Studied Napoleon heavily


They dont make politicians like that guy anymore.

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