You misunderstand, anon. I'm going to hold, I plan to make my money back however I can. Whether that's holding until Friday or holding until August, the money's in the system, and until I pull it out I've never won nor lost. But the numbers are the numbers, and they're saying I lost $600, that's painful. You could buy a VR Headset for that money, or pay most of a month's rent. It's not something you can ignore, even if you were willing to lose it going in. What I'm against is the raw copium being thrown into the air, this belief that Kikery is afoot or the "next big squeeze" is just around the corner. That's not healthy, that's addictive behavior. You bought into a trend believing it would make money, and the trend is going sour - it might get sweet soon, or it might not, but *expecting* a big windfall just around the corner isn't a sound and measured response to the stock market. I'd know, I play Fate/Grand Order, the most gacha of the gacha games.
I wouldn't call it malicious, I'd call it a bandwagon. Lots of people feared missing out on their chance to change their life - myself included - so they hopped onto the rocket and strapped in. Many people made money off this, and just as many didn't. But that was then, and this is now, and what we can only do now is either hold or accept a loss. I've accepted losing what I've lost, so any growth is good for me.