The thread poster might be disappointed: may be he was expecting some encouragements on concentrating on developing below the belt "muscle", as vanzandt was conditionned to do ( not knowing who conditionned him and for what agenda). And here he is being advised to do some schooling first, and some serious one. Rsoxs19 : you are far too old. Nowdays, traders start at 10 years old. So your age is no longer a real selling point. Then wait that third world countries realise that they have a trading edge ( they don't need massive profits in $ terms), and the trading arena will be flooded with super qualified third world traders making in mass a killing. I should add my advice: get yourself into a 10 days dhamma (dot) org retreat : this will open your mind, and most importantly understand why you did not discuss that with the people who raised you first.