I was bamboozled. It is so easy to point fingers at someone else. At the end of the day, I invested and was not thorough. After going through some processes, you realize you are fighting an uphill battle with things like litigation. You realize you need to take your losses, grab whatever else is in your bag, and move on.
After that, things were different. You used to be able to tell me that the sky was purple, and I would believe you — now, I will always go and research for myself. I need to have enough knowledge to make an informed decision. I am comfortable living with whatever decision I make, no matter the outcome.