I didn’t pay attention to him landing on the floor about two feet away and his eyes were at pubic hair height. He was far more concerned with my bleeding than I thought attention to me being naked. He was a good big brother who wrapped me in my towel while I was crying and he took me to the bathroom where he put ointment on the cut and the bandage on my scalp. That faded along with the months until summer. We all were going into our pool when he finally said something. He said, “Barb, I hope you trimmed that thing back. I don’t need my friends gawking at my sister’s bush when your suit gets wet.” Nothing more. I thought I was trimmed fine but to feel like I got even, I used his electric razor with a sideburn attachment to trim close. I left the hair on the floor in his bathroom. Nothing was ever said again. Every summer I want to ask if he remembered that and his floor, but I just can’t do it!
Be very disciplined. This is easier said than done. I have lost count of the number of people that claim they won’t try to time markets, or will not panic if “2008 happens again”, only to panic in 2020! The statistics are clear. Those that invest for themselves, often get 2%-5% less than the SAME index they invest in! The reasons are simple. They try to time when to get into the index. In middle school, I was oblivious to any kind of attention, especially “checking me out” at all. I was a tall, skinny kid in my mid-teens and I kept growing through several months when it was expensive to update my wardrobe. I ended up wearing a lot of clothes that were a little too small or tight.