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 not so smart after taking on trades for the long term when in this market times you need to play it near term.
I don't short stocks, I sell to take profits to protect profits.