We are social beings driven by what others are doing and if we hear something booming and proving a strong optimistic outlook, then we tend to drive towards this. Then if we hear doom and gloom we tend to take a view of skepticism and a pessimistic approach. Either way we cannot ignore we’re influenced strongly by media, social proof and making ourselves actively aware and coherent of what others doing.
The point here is to consider the true definition of actual realities and use this to making factual, informed and smart decisions financially to suit your needs, without the influences of hearsay. Investing has tremendous benefits, and notable risks, so to pin your hope on what others are saying without carrying out your own due diligence or research is like risking and making decisions based on propaganda; unrelated to you and inconsiderate of your actual circumstances. No matter what your financial goals are in life, the only way you truly decide to take control is when you view your reflection and ask yourself; Is this what I want to be doing, or is this my ego telling to do this, or someone else? If still unsure, then seeking unbiased and independent advice typically from someone who has actively done what you’re considering exploring, or actively doing it now. Either way drawing from direct experiences can prove supportive.