A Collection of Mean Comments – Part 4

Achieving more internet fame

Just when I thought I had reached peak notoriety the internet hits me with more exuberant comments.

I recently shared some financial tips on a popular internet forum. I simply espoused the benefits of an abundance mindset and to act on opportunities when they arise, among other suggestions.

The result? I got absolutely lambasted and condemned by almost everyone, lol.

 

The salt mines of r/PersonalFinanceCanada

Every few years I blog about mean comments I receive. The source this time comes from Reddit.

I’ve gathered some example comments below, to share what other people have been saying about me. Maybe we can learn something useful. Enjoy! 😀

Warning: profanity ahead.

Holy baked potatoes! I had no idea my writing was pro slavery. But I’m flattered that one person compared me to an Instagram life coach. 🙂 That’s a nice compliment.

At least this time nobody accused me of being overly leveraged, lol. These posts are always really fun to put together. And I know my readers enjoy reading them as well.

Thanks to all those redditors who took time out of their busy lives to give me critical feedback. They have taught me a very important life lesson: Do not give unsolicited advice, or face unbridled scrutiny.

I am grateful for all their opinions. It’s helpful to see things from a different perspective. A redditor in the comments above suggests using dollar cost average (DCA). I actually think that is a great approach. 🙂 One measure of intelligence is the ability to change. So I will reflect on all the comments above and try to improve my future financial decisions.

To be fair not all comments were salty. Some redditors agreed with my advice and supported me. 🙂

Unfortunately most comments like these were downvoted to oblivion becoming buried and hard to find. The internet can be a nasty place sometimes. But it’s also a place where you can learn a lot from people with different opinions. 🙂

 

 

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Kamil
Kamil
02/15/2021 10:32 am

Haha ! Very cool post. Combining these negative posts together is like a good comedy. Thanks for sharing and it’s good that you keep this negativity at a distance.

Patrick
Patrick
02/15/2021 11:31 am

This is not a surprising response from Reddit. Many subreddits do surveys of their user bases and typically, the demographic is young males, well under 30, many still in school, the majority either unemployed or working part time, average income well under $30k, political leanings skewed heavily left with an uncomfortable majority that proudly self-identify as communists, and many also self-identify as struggling with mental health.

Not exactly the cream of the crop.

It’s amazing how much misinformation there is there that the group mind believes, and woe be to you if your viewpoint disagrees with the group mind.

We all have subjects that we are experts in, I happen to have been a former Apple employee (corporate, not retail), and whenever something has come up and either I or other self-identified former Apple employees would have a different view, we were either massively downvoted, bombarded with hateful comments, or both, and in some subreddits, a different viewpoint is deserving of a ban.

There’s a reason that despite the high amount of traffic, Reddit’s parent company has failed to monetize the site in any significant way. This is not a desirable demographic.

John
John
02/15/2021 5:49 pm

Yeah, when I read your writing, I too often wonder whether the random useless facts are above or below the line.

John
John
02/25/2021 3:43 pm

This entire article for example. Or today’s post where you think a stock is overvalued but buy it anyway.

DreamingOfDividends
02/15/2021 9:12 pm

Some people have… issues. Anonymity can bring out the worst in people.
I definitely concur that people will downvote when they disagree. I was downvoted to oblivion for explaining why I wouldn’t invest in RioCan right now.

D Investor
D Investor
02/16/2021 10:36 am

Hey Liquid,

Its unfortunate the negativity received when you are just trying to share some suggestions and wise advice.

Keep up the great work with the blog and videos – i really appreciate your mindset about investing and the thought process that you take.

As a suggestion for a future article – and knowing you have an interest in BTC and collecting…have you looked into the NFT space? (crypto art, digital collectibles). Would be great to get your insights on that asset class.

Cheers

Manish
Manish
02/17/2021 1:28 pm

If you want to have deep insights into life, opinions of other should not matter.
Its your journey and honestly it takes courage to share financial decisions on public forum. If it matters, I’m very inspired by your progress and follow you extensively.
Coming to Canada with no money, in a matter of 5-6 years I’m in a much better position than my peers and a lot of credit goes to you for it.

Chrissy @ Eat Sleep Breathe FI
02/18/2021 10:47 pm

I love when you share these posts, and am so impressed with your thick skin and sense of humor!

I also received comments like these when I did an AMA on a forum for tech workers. Many of them were not kind! It wasn’t easy to brush them off. 🙁

If that ever happens to me again, I’ll find one of these posts of yours to read. At least I won’t feel alone!

ChrisCD
ChrisCD
02/23/2021 11:06 am

For some reason, I haven’t seen your updates in a very long time. Glad to see you are alive and well and still posting. Glad you are able to learn from the haters. Takes a strong personality to be able to deal with stuff like that.