Originally Posted by CasinoRoyale
If saying short bear stearns or buy apple is cheating isn't saying anything that puts you in a better situation financially, emotionally or physically or whatever cheating? Where do we draw the line?
Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard
Kind of agree with you. People who impose rules like "Ok, you can go back in time and talk to your younger self, but you can't cheat!" are like people who complain that a transporter works a certain way in freaking Star Trek. When you're that far gone from reality, does it really even matter?
If I had the ability to go back in time and tell my 20-year-old self something, damned right I'd be giving myself sports outcomes, lottery numbers, stock tips, etc. Biff's strategy from Back to the Future 2 was pretty much the ideal template for time travel.
Originally Posted by MrG
I think the point of the exclusions was that the OP is looking for advice that's useful for him, or at the very least useful without regard to what year you were 20. Saying "I'd have bought xxxxx stock" does him no good because that's probably not a good play anymore, but saying "I should have put more money into savings" is advice he can follow whether it's 1980 or 2015.
Jesus, are you guys serious?
I just wanted to talk about general fucking knowledge and principles without turning it into a back to the future thread. Simple things that you know now that could have made a difference when you were younger. Discussing time travel stock tips wasn't the point obviously.