There are indeed a lot of negative people in the trading industry. That’s not by accident and should tell you something.
Very true that people fail in all walks of life. That should be even more of a concern as in these other walks of life the odds are not stacked against them before they even start out and mostly they would have gone into something else having realistic expectations.
I agree too that there is no reason to not try. Just know beforehand what you’re getting into. Ironically this no different from knowing what you’re getting into with any other business. It’s called Due Diligence and without doing it for any business the likelihood of failure is great. Problem with this business though: even those prepared to do their Due Diligence are not happy when they don’t hear what they want to hear. If somebody wanted to open a burger franchise and an experienced businessman or analyst showed them facts and figures as to why it probably isn’t a good idea for whatever reasons e.g. location, economy, competition, cost of beef etc. then they would heed such advice. In this business: if somebody with knowledge of the industry and the relevant experience tells a new and aspiring trader that they’re not going to turn a $500 account into a $1M account in three days then such advice is ignored. And if you or anybody else cannot see the difference between this and any other business then it’s a certainty that you have no experience, don’t know what you’re talking about, and we will either not see too many more posts from you or we’ll be seeing posts over the months detailing your first, second, third, fourth etc. wipe out and subsequent re-funding of your account while searching for the next best trading system or methodology that can help you recoup your losses.
But good luck. I wish you all the luck in the world. Because believe me that without a sound and proven trading system or methodology and in the absence of realistic expectations and experience and not to mention the other rules of the game which are regurgitated ad infinitum on a daily basis but largely misunderstood or ignored e.g. risk management and the psychological fortitude required: you are going to need as much luck as you can get. And luck has a nasty habit of running out when you least expect it to.