This might shock some of you.
You probably don’t know this, but I’m 15 (soon to be 16) years old.
However, in many ways I have become more like an adult. Before you jump to any conclusions, let me tell you a little bit more about me, and this blog.
Ever since I was a kid, I was different from everyone else. And that difference was painful. I enjoyed sports, and I was pretty good at soccer. But I never made it to the rep teams. I didn’t play video games (my parents are highly against video games). Instead, I spent every spare minute of my time reading books. No joke. Reading was my favourite hobby. And I didn’t read fiction books. I read purely non fiction. I read books about history, finance, biographies of successful entrepreneurs and investors, etc. A good friend of mine once described me as “an athletic nerd.” I hated science. But I loved economics and finance. But from a young age, I had this special talent. I easily (extremely easily) caught on to the financial markets.
Call if fate or whatever, but I was just born with a knack for understanding economics/historical trends/how society works/investing. And now, I mean to follow in the footsteps of my mother.
About this blog.
I started this blog for one sole reason – to reach out to other adults. To tell the truth, I hate being 15. I’m stuck with a bunch of idiots in my school who have no vision about the important things in life – where the economy’s headed, the future of our world, etc. All the care about is picking up chics, the latest gizmos, and “that’s swag” (whatever that’s supposed to mean). These teens have no idea of what reality is. They think they can fool around in school, and one day become the President! Yea! Good luck with that! Then there are the smart kids, who care for nothing other than their marks. The most they’ll end up being is a doctor that makes 200 grand a year. They have no real vision. They’re just a book on legs.
In other words, I felt isolated. I’ve always enjoyed being around adults and discussing interesting “adult” topics with them. The internet has become an excellent method to communicate with others! That’s why I started this blog.
So this blog, actually, isn’t solely written by me. It’s more like me jotting down notes about what my mother has been teaching me, added in with a bunch of my own thoughts. That’s why, sometimes in my writing, you may see parallel thoughts.
As of today, this blog will have a different focus. Instead of simply having me share my thoughts with you guys, I’ll use this as a place to learn (and hopefully you’ll learn a thing or two). So in the comments section, feel free to rebuke what I wrote in my blog posts, because remember, I’m only 15, and still learning. They say that investing is an old man’s game. I’m just 1 km into the 20 km marathon, and I’ve still got a heap to learn. The one thing I’m thankful for is that I’ve started this at a young age. No one wants to turn 30 and find out that everything they’ve been taught about finance is all wrong.
Thanks to all my regular readers, and especially to those who are kind enough to leave comments. I’d love to interact with you guys in the comments, because I learn something new too. Also, expect this blog to get a little more personal. 🙂