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    achievement: Tied for the highest SAT scores in my school, was voted most likely to succeed.

    failure: I didn't go to college (yet) and i don't have a job.
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    You do too have a job. It's just the kind that pays intangibles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    You do too have a job. It's just the kind that pays intangibles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reason View Post

    Failure: I am 22 and have had about 12 jobs since leaving school at 16, averaging 2 jobs per year and being fired from at least half of them. I never fit in anyhwere and can only tolerate doing something for a short time before feeling the need to move on.
    Standardized education often offers poor dividends for the brightest students. More often than not, giftedness is thought to be a guaranteed catalyst for opportunities unparalleled later in life.

    Regressing to the mean is typically the opportunity they refer to.

    As a philosophy, I've never understood why intelligence and success were positively correlated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    You do too have a job. It's just the kind that pays intangibles.
    The love of one's own child is the most tangible (fringe?) benefit of all.


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    Between the stuffed panda and that post we may need to revoke your T status, SDM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night View Post
    As a philosophy, I've never understood why intelligence and success were positively correlated.
    The most successful people are always intelligent, but the most intelligent people are not always successful.
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    The most successful people are not always intelligent.

    Often, all it takes is greed and the ability to rationalise/a lack of conscience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disregard View Post
    The most successful people are not always intelligent.

    All it takes is greed and the ability to rationalise/a lack of conscience.
    greed + no conscience + stupidity = jail

    A successful sociopath needs intelligence to avoid getting caught.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    greed + no conscience + stupidity = jail
    In addition to being intelligent, you don't have to break the law to be greedy, without regard for the well-being of others and successful.

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