Yesterday I was at a party, where my friends were talking about their personal finances. One of them said she had made some money but it wasn’t enough to make her happy. She was hoping for more profit and wanted the opportunity to earn more money through other investments such as stocks or property etc. To me this sounds like she is very much aware that there are risks involved with investing in these types of things and yet still wants to take those risks because they make her feel better about herself. Is this normal? What does it mean if someone knows that there could be big financial loses but still feels the need or desire to invest?