I'd be interested to hear ET members their opinion on this. Obviously the dream of all traders is to hit the jackpot and make it bigtime so you can go to Hawai and retire op Pina Colada's at the age of 25... So from that perspective I guess working ranks as a curse. Also, working hard can put serious strains on your personal life, your health... But then again working really hard can be emotionally and physically rewarding just as well I guess. There is something about it that feeds your self esteem sort to speak. So what's it going to be?