Trust? We can!
Verify? Not really! We can't really verify it is not fake or fraud. We can't!
In those days, Uncle8888 loved to poke (In Guru's un-moderated comment box in his blog. Every word went out live!) this late Guru who said he has made millions from the stock market by asking him to produce audited statements that he really made millions from the stock market or from his business.
Since he had already made many millions, he could easily afford to pay for audited statement to prove it. Right? That was Uncle8888's argument every time when Guru reminded people that he made millions from the stock market. Uncle8888 would go into his comment box and poked him to do it. (Now, you can understand why some bloggers have changed to moderated comment box; but they initially started off as un-moderated comment box. They tio poked until they cannot tahan?)
"Gurus" are gurus. They are not stupid. They are very good at words, sweet talking, clever marketing and counter objections; otherwise they should have long gone.
Like those Snake Oil men in the past; if we kept seeing the same bunch of snake oil men at every Chinese Wayang Show that meant they have became successful businessmen selling some snake oil to willing buyers. Right?
This was how late Guru would counter back and Uncle8888 learned something from him.
Trust; but You can't really verify!
Late Guru's counter argument.
We trust audited statements from the Big Four. Right?
But it doesn't mean auditors have verified there is no uncovered fakes or fraud! We have seen some audited and listed companies have been faking or fraud so well until one day they were uncovered and start failing.
Trust is far more important than audited statements?
Trust! That is all you need to do. Soon easy money will come to your pocket. Trust me! I am here to help you. Why? Because I have made millions!
Our human weakness is that we will tend to trust more when it sounds so easy, so sweet and so promising; and especially when these came from the mouth of millionaires or from someone who are appearing so rich!
They are so rich so they can't be bluffing us!
Why not? Just try!
BTW, any difference between Greed and Trust?
What say you?