||[Mar. 2nd, 2007|06:39 pm]
The Question Club
Have you ever been really into and excited about something pointless? Like, enough that when it ends/it's done, you're disappointed even though it isn't a really important thing? |
For instance, we've been doing the stock market game in history for the past ten days. It's to learn about the Stock Market Crash. Granted, I had no idea what the hell I was doing but it was fun. My friend and I spent a while every day discussing what we were going to do. I bought thousands of stocks of RCA; it split yesterday, I sold GM, etc. I thought I was doing good. Dad told me to sell RCA today. I was really excited, I thought I'd be a fucking millionaire. I mean, I was up to over 800 thousand dollars. (My friend? 1.3 million.) So what happens?
The stock market crashes today. RCA went from 101 dollars to 28. I lost five hundred, thousand dollars. I was in fourth place. I wanted third, you get prizes for the top three. I think I fumed for the rest of the day. I was quite disappointed that I wasn't able to sell RCA like my original plan. However, I realize now that it's a game and I shouldn't have taken it so seriously. It's not real.
So: Am I pathetic or does this happen to anybody else?