Just For Thinking ...
Read? Those few years of Foolishness in the stock market!!!
If you look at the above diagram carefully, our wealth will come from Human Asset and Financial Asset.
Human Asset will provide our Earned Income while Financial Assets will provide Earning from our Investment.
Is there any difference between Earned Income from our job (Human Asset) and Earning from our Investment (Financial Asset)?
Our Earned Income is for us to keep and Earning is NOT!
Even after few years down the road, we screw up badly in our job; we still keep our Earned Income. It has been earned!
But, not the same for our Earning from our Investment; it is not earned yet!
Some folks may not know the big difference and boast too much on Earning on their Investment.
Hopefully, many years down the road, they don't screw up their Investment in big ways; or else they will return part of their Earning back to the Market.