TLDR? Social comparison is an essential human behaviour, with upsides and downsides to it. As one pursues financial independence, one has to deal with comparing oneself to, or being compared to, others. However, such comparisons are of no import to the person pursuing financial independence.

Hey everyone, Mr S here. Hope you enjoyed our article last time on the role of catalysts in value investing. And I hope it helped you appreciate how value investors can begin to look for stocks that are undervalued, and how the value that you find may sometimes be unlocked in the form of a catalyst which hits the company you have bought.

We took a break last week so that I could do some catch up on CFA studies as well as to unwind a little from the increasing amount of stress from work, side hustle(s) and studying.