The other thing that kind of surprised me is that my TIPS are down. The only money I have in the US is in TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities), which are supposed to be even less volatile than normal treasuries. WTF TIPS are down 4% this year. The fucking super safe bond is not supposed to go down, yo!
I definitely should've cashed out all my savings and gone to live on a beach in Thailand back when I was considering that a few years ago.