I have been trading since early 90's... Can't say I have done well because I haven't. Lost a lot... However, I have been on a couple of rides and experienced the rush... it is definitely addictive... that's why I am still here after all these years..
Working on growing my wealth by trading smarter. Sometimes I may not be that smart after taking on trades for the long term only to realize you need to play it near term. I don't short stocks,I sell to protect profits. I consider options as fraud.