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A phobia is (or used to be) a very specific thing – a fear of something, sometimes crippling. You have acrophobia, the fear of heights. Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders. Tristadekaphobia, the fear of the number 13. No one said the fear had to be rational, but it’s a fear. This is why I never use the words “homophobia”, “transphobia”, etc. The thing about those words, is, I think they started out with that connotation. Many years ago there were many people who were afraid of homosexuals, to the point… Read More »Phobias

Why I am Now a Disney Shareholder

Recently, I have decided to get into buying stocks. Honestly, I don’t buy stocks to make money. I think timing the market is dumb, I think chasing the market is dumber, and I’m not particularly interested in buying and selling stocks on anything but a long term basis. So why did I buy a share of Disney and two shares of Coca-Cola recently? Here’s the truth about stocks: most people don’t really know what they’re for. Many people treat stocks speculatively, and there’s certainly an argument to be made for… Read More »Why I am Now a Disney Shareholder