Ok, let's forget a bit of me and let's talk a bit about you, all of you who is trading or ever traded. Talk about 'the standards' of trading, like 'having drawdown of 20% max' or '2% max risk per trade' or 'TP should be 3 times more then SL' (😁 sorry, always laugh at this point 😁).
Totally agree with you. 'Experienced traders' always say those things, but 'the only difference between experienced traders and new traders is that the former has lost more money' (in other words, it hasn't worked for them, yet they preach this as the Golden Rules which should be obeyed to survive profitably long-term).
Imagine of 1000$ on trading account. 2% risk per trade is 20$. TP 3 times more then SL is 60$ win or 20$ loss. 20% max drawdown is 200$ or 10 trades which should bring up to 600$ if follow rule #3. Now try to concentrate and answer following question - Why the hell do you keep other 800$ at broker account? and another one - Are they 100% safe from loss even if you follow all of the rules!
I agree once again: traders should make full(er) utilisation of their margin - 1% gains a month (or even day) is PATHETIC! I remember reading an ebook from a successful trader who used 1 Standard Lot per $1000 in his account (I think the book was '$1000 to $1 million in 80 days').