Too often, investors follow one of two extremes in seeking to build wealth. These can be described as naïve optimism or informed pessimism.
Goofus & Gallant is a long running cartoon feature in the children's magazine, Highlights. The strip features two boys, Goofus and Gallant, with contrasting personalities.
"I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. Boy and girl meet, they fall in love, he buys a ring, she buys a dress, they say I do. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition."
– Father of the Bride
In real life it is most unusual for your children to have similar experiences. One likes spaghetti, the other, not so much.