How do you know you will not blow up?
I heard about someone who graduated from H/W/S with a near to perfect GPA and chose to/MS/ analyst. Clearly, this kid could get almost any job on Wall Street, so he chose trading.
I get it that traders make the most money even though they start not that well-paid. But I just don't get that how do these people know that they will do well in trading? How do they make their decisions? How do they know that they will not blow up?
(I am one of the few people with the career dilemma of: S&T or M&A)