A recent random conversation with a stranger:
[Name]: Good evening Michael, are you coming back to HCM City?
[Name]: Could I invite you to a cup of coffee in HCM city? In the coffee shop near your hotel?
Michael: Can I ask how I can help? What would you like?
[Name]: My goal is just [to] make friends and learn from you.
Michael: The best way to learn from me is not to meet with me now.
[Name]: The same as when you meet other successful traders. I don’t intend to harm or bring a bad thing to you.
Michael: I did not think that, but the best way to learn from me right now is not to meet me.
[Name]: I read many books by you. If you were me, you always want to meet the author of a book. If you are a trader you always want to meet successful traders.
[Name]: Just spend about 1 hour in a coffee shop. I think it isn’t difficult.
Michael: Now you are not listening to my advice. Even less interested to meet. Best of luck.
Tough love? You bet. Did he hear me? No.