Responding to oneself is something you do when you want to connect a chain of thoughts. The presumption is that you have the mental focus to ask the next question, and because I didn't provide the answer, I felt the need to post again to give you the next piece.
And your sentiment about taking losses like a big boy, I'd like to remind everyone here of the value of even just 5,000 dollars. Imagine if you gave it away to charity right now. Why haven't you done it yet? Because you believe it has value...If you lose it, you're not going to take it like a big boy, you're going to realize that you wasted some value, and you're going to learn its value. Or you can just listen to me and be careful here.