As a fairly new counter I have become accustomed to hearing the phrase long term. I have a couple of questions about it. Is there anyone on this board who has reached it yet? And if you have what does it mean, does it mean its impossible to lose the profits you have gained through playing up to this point. When do you realize you have attained it? This phrase is spoken by counters like a christian talks about heaven. Keep up the good work and one day you will reach your ultimate goal. The problem is dead people can't tell you if there is a heaven or what its like. I'm hoping some of the more experienced players can give more assurance that the long term really exists by actually speaking about it while being there.