The IWillTeachYouToBeRich Week of Discontent

Ramit Sethi · April 2nd, 2007

Normally, this is a really positive site where I write about getting started with personal finance and personal entrepreneurship (see my Table of Contents). However, too many idiots around this week = I feel like ranting. You wouldn’t believe some of the emails/comments I’ve received recently, making this the IWillTeachYouToBeRich Week of Discontent. Stay tuned for at least one post per day of me getting mad at stupid people.

[Update]: FYI, here are the posts:

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  1. Cody McKibben

    Awesome Ramit! I love it when you get mad at stupid people! Your real voice really comes through and you tell it like it is. We need more people like that…

    Speaking of which, are you ever going to return to Things I Hate?

  2. Dude, take it easy. It’s only Monday morning. You can’t bury your woe in booze until Wednesday afternoon at the very least. 😉

  3. Alex Boutet

    Some quotes from those stupid e-mails would probably please your audiance Ramit. You’re great when you rant.

  4. I’m so looking forward to it 🙂

  5. I know how you feel buddy. You are just trying to help people and they turn on you.

  6. tuning in…

  7. Well, if you’re posting about stupid people, the good news is you’ll never run out of content.

    You really want to waste a week on fools? Anger kills my creativity and without creativity, I can’t solve problems. And isn’t that what business is all about, solving problems?

  8. acidspit

    No no, you must absolutely vent every once in a while. What’s the point if you hold it all in? I get that you let most of it roll off your back, but it’s ok. Rant away!

  9. Did “K” send in a stupid email??

  10. Moneymonk

    I afraid that goes with the territory.

    When you make yourself available –you get all kinds of class of people

  11. Although I love many of your articles,please don’t start on those stupid emails like the one of the car purchase by some guy (6 parts !!!) few weeks back. That almost made me forget Ur site.

    If you really want to expose people’s financial stupidity make sure not to stretch it.

  12. Nevermind the bollocks, we want more Friday Entrepreneurs!

  13. Zachary

    I have been blogging for far less time than you, but I can certainly relate! Bring on the rant!

  14. Woohoo! Rants against stupid people! Free entertainement.

    Seriously, the brain is wired to pay more attention to that kind of stuff.

  15. i say we find all the stupid people and think of something to do with all of them

  16. “Did “K” send in a stupid email??”

    Do you want “K” to kick your butt??

  17. I am looking forward to your week of discontent and I sure you will find something to be thankful for by next week.

    Keep a stiff upper lip,

  18. Pbanker

    Looking forward to it

  19. Enrique


    The definition of stupid says it all: Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
    Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
    Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.

  20. The Financial Ladder

    Oooo, I love a good rant once in a while. It injects a little emotion into the usual dry finance type blog. No offense, love the blog! Uh oh, I hope he doesn’t rant about me now…

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    I love seeing oblique references to John Steinbeck…

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