For me it was in the heady days of "Posiedon" when a 20 cent share shot up to over $200 I made a tidy profit but exited out way to early.
But from then on I was hooked.Even when I did not have the money to invest (You could invest a minimum of $50 back then.) I used to keep a record of what I would have bought had I had the funds. They call it paper trading nowdays and I still do it.
Ultimately its to make money or is it?
So what was your reason?