You have been told that investing in the stock market is like betting on a sports game.
You have been told that you are a SPECTATOR in the game of markets, that you are WATCHING a game being played out in front of you by lots of different companies.
You have been told that you should make 'bets' on those companies based on how well you think those companies can play the game that you are watching. The companies will play the game and they will keep score by 'beating' or 'missing' on revenues and earnings and the like, and then that score will determine whether or not your bets pay off.
You have been told that the better you are at 'analyzing' the teams playing this game, the more 'due diligence' you put into studying the teams playing this game, the more money you will make with your bets.
You have been told that everyone can win with their bets, that this is how you, too, can achieve the wealth that you deserve.
You have been told that the odds are ever in your favor.