Probably not. But with a single shift of fortune, that could all be taken away. And thus people get fooled by randomness and create theories of success. . People’s misconceptions can be exemplified by distinguishing between what many people believe is the reason for their success or the market’s success – and the reality: “It is foolish to think that an irrational market cannot become even more irrational.”. Yet in retrospect, perhaps society was clinging to rear view mirror ideas of how to get things done. . But, it does get kind of tiresome to be told for the 5th or 10th time how unimpressed by wealth he is.