Why do they do that -- or why do we translators despise it?
My theory as to why they do it is that character based languages like Japanese and Chinese involve are organized by putting the characters each in the center of their boxes, instead of lining them up along a single base line as with Western type. So, there is at tendency to think in boxes and to organize blocks of text in tables.
And if you like tables, then Excel is a heck of a lot more powerful than Word.
Now the real question is why use Excel in place of Powerpoint. I still lack the insight into that one. Maybe it's like the people who somehow use Illustrator in place of Photoshop. I don't understand that either.
I have been asking myself lately if I learned absolutely nothing during the 10 years from 2003 when I capitulated on AAPL and my 2013 USLV trade.
And if not, why not?
During that 10 years I certainly spent a lot of time reading and studying, all this market-related infotainment we are exposed to on a daily basis. But did I learn anything of value about trading? Nope.
In 2003, I thought I had learned lessons like "do not trade" or "I am an idiot."
But looking back on it, I wasted that opportunity in 2003, which was truly a "teachable moment." If I had taken the opportunity that presented itself for some very serious introspection and focus, like I have been doing in this journal, then I might have learned something.
But instead I took the easy way out with an intellectually lazy-ass conclusion like "do not trade" or "I am an idiot." WTF, that's just a sort of reductio ad absurdum. The message is not "do not trade" it's "learn to trade, dammit."
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Hi Suko, I don't think you should underestimate your ability to forget what you learn. 10 years is a long time and if you're not doing it all the time, then your mind will offload the information. It's not like riding a bicycle - or at least not for me.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Learning to trade (entries, exits, etc) is only one part of being a successful trader. You also need to learn discipline and have the right psychological make up. I think as many people fail at trading because of the latter as the former.