Definition of contrarian: to be contrary, opposing, disagreeable, not of the norm.
I have been a “contrarian” for years. I’ve always rooted for the underdog, cheering for the less popular to reach stardom, for the less fortunate to gain success. When I was in my younger years I would promote songs you didn’t hear on the radio before they became mainstream (remember a song called “Jam On It”, and don’t get me started on “Diamond Girl”). In my early 30’s I cheered for rookie Johnny Benson, a NASCAR driver who once ran in the top 10 in a completely white car because he didn’t have a sponsor. I am forever looking for the good in the bad and watching out for what is false in what everyone considers to be true.
While everyone believes the pot of gold is at the other side of the rainbow, I believe it to be right were I am standing, glaring at its beauty. Where many would say the glass is half empty I would say “be glad you have some left”. Where the mass majority of men say they have the most beautiful wife, I truly do (sorry ya’ll, you’ve got some attractive wives but I got the best J). And what can I say about my daughter who throws me a kiss every night and loves Star Wars? I win! I am blessed, and this contrarian is content.
And when it comes to finances a contrarian sees things this way: When everyone is running for the exits (getting out of the market) a contrarian is finding the best way in because everything is on sale.
Being a contrarian is awesome. You can join me on the other side where things aren’t as crowded. I think you will find that you can be very content being a contrarian.