Hey Johnny, I really resonate with what you said, it definitely is a journey of self discover and personal growth. I think that is perhaps also why a lot of people at first find any kind of trading challenging, no one ever really says that along with trading , you will also have to face a lot of personal, cultural and societal influences about money, good and bad. To top that off, there is so much of self worth and self esteem tied into money and trading. So when I ventured on this path of trading, it was more than just about the trading, it was about self-awareness and realization too.
I personally find it gratifying as it really ties into my own spiritual and personal outlook on life and enquiry, however, if someone simply wants to make money fast and easy, as it i usually advertised, then there will be a lot of seemingly large walls that seem to appear.
All this to say, trading is a worthwhile journey for me because it is not separate from my own personal growth, so if anyone has a similar inclination, than I fully encourage diving in. It is also essential to keep good company and find books, people and mentors that can support you and point you in the right direction. Trading can create a lot of negativity and you will want to stay away from people and environments that speak only of doom, gloom and scams. Learning to discriminate between what is real and relevant and simply emotion (yours or others) is a lesson worth learning. Kudos to those who have taken the road less travelled.