Not sure if this thread will develop into anything worthwhile, but Iâm curious as to what other people think about the following: After reading about the demise of G. Gekko, and reading about the woes of other young traders, it got me thinking about what these particular members childhoods were like/how they were raised. To be more specific, did their parents give them everything they wanted as a kid, did they have to pay for any of their education, did they work(real job, not organizing files at daddyâs/mommyâs office) as a kid? Even more, are they trading with mom and dad's money, or their own? It seems that many young traders cannot pull it together emotionally and cannot handle taking a loss. You also see a lot of poor money management and I wonder if this may have anything to do with their past. What are your opinions on this? Could you members elaborate on your pasts/how you were raised, and how, if at all, you think this has affected your trading ? Iâm not looking to get into any arguments or pissing contests over this. We donât need a repeat of Sen. Robert âKKKâ Byrd vs. the former Treasury Sec. Paul Oneil over humble beginnings, although that was quite amusing. Iâll post my take on this below.