If someone has achieved the zenith of his financial self actualization through the stock market, it would be hard to fold up. One of the reasons is that the stock market is addictive, what with the exhilarating highs and lows. It is also a source of passive income. But I might undergo a paradigm shift and try a completely new venture to give myself a new psychological lease of life. In any case past success in the stock market is not a guarantee of future success due to the flux of variables in the econo-political dynamics of the world today.