Originally Posted by wulph
Playing in the stock market is often akin to gambling, and thus falls under Option 2, or the Moocher mindset. Most day traders and short sellers probably fit into this category.
On the other hand, if you contribute your resources (money) to a company whose management is aligned with your direction, the company can leverage those resources to provide more value to society. Theoretically, some of that value returns to you in the form of dividends and higher share prices. Many buy-and-hold investors fit into this category.
yes adding value to the company buy buying their stocks even more so when they use it to fund thier company.