I know…I know. That title is high key depressing. But let me tell you a little story about a conversation that I had recently:
I had just received an email from the company hosting my Roth Ira brokerage account. The email was notifying me that I received dividends from two stocks that I have purchased. So, naturally, I was hype! It wasn’t my first dividend but it was my highest. A whole FIFTEEN DOLLARS!?! I was pretty excited. And although that payment would be redirected right back into purchasing more of the same stock, I was still pretty ecstatic. So ecstatic, that I made the terrible mistake of telling someone the news.
The convo went similar to something like this:
Me: Guess what? I received a dividend from two of my stocks, today!
Dude: Oh…so? What was it? Like 15 dollars?
Me: YEA! How’d you guess?
Dude: Why are you so excited about it? Its just $15. I made more money buying stocks when they were low and selling them when they went up in price. I can give you $15 dollars, if its that serious.
Me: It is serious to me. Its like the a step in the right direction toward passive income and financial indepen-.….<insert more statements explaining why I should be happy about my lil $15 and calling dude different synonyms for hater>…
To be honest, I regret opening my mouth. I don’t put blame on my friend for not understanding my excitement, I place it on myself. Everyone is not going to get it and you shouldn’t expect them to. It’s not their journey, but yours. Sometimes, you need to just STFU. Its the simplest way to not get your feelings hurt.
Its all good.
For now on, I plan to keep my personal goals private and celebrate my accomplishments by my lonesome or with like-minded people.
What do you think? Am I being dramatic or am I being smart? I wanna know in the comments!