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Part of the fun is experimenting. You never know until you try.
If it is a white cotton PS in a tv fold maybe. Depends how you pull it off and how it looks. PS on outerwear is not unseen.
Quote: Originally Posted by GQgeek I don't know if your hypothesis would stand any scrutiny, but I definitely feel that high intelligence can be a handicap of sorts. Not to harp on the parenting thing again, but when you have really smart kids that absorb everything like a sponge and just "gets" whatever they're being taught, it's easy to avoid the still necessary parenting and allow them to develop shitty study habits that become extremely difficult to...
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenHero The difference between a successful apple picker and an unsuccessful apple picker is a fluency in Kierkegaard. How about applied philosophy? Perhaps one has a better intellectual approach to apple picking whether it is studied or not
Quote: Originally Posted by scarphe well thinmk wahtver ever you want, family and luck have served me more than any field of study. and i would venture to say in general that is the case. all the education and hard work cannot compare to meeeting certain people through either family and firend or by chance. the uneducated field worker, may have great idea and be hard worker, but what chances does he have of getting out of his day to day activities? when...
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenHero I can assure you studying philosophy is in all likelihood not a means to success or smart decisions that lead to "success." You are mistaken. Philosophy is the key to a successful life both professionally and personally. Quote: Originally Posted by StephenHero "Business" as I meant it, implied the culture of sales, networking, and relationships that often leads to new business...
Seems pretty clear to me. You said business requires luck. I said no, it requires rationality. Edit: which can be obtained by becoming an engineer and studying philosophy for example
Yet a young man who wants to become a business man and who decides to go through an engineering program and to study philosophy and who becomes a huge industrialist is probably not as lucky as a man who made a business by pure luck yet the first guy is probably more successful and if I were him and someone came to me and said "dude you're so lucky look at how successful you are" I'd be pretty pissed. That and thinking that luck has any factor takes away from the real...
Quote: Originally Posted by Concordia Sorry I couldn't find the original quote, but here is some reporting from Alice Schroeder (Warren Buffett's biographer): Warren Buffet is extremely rational. He calculates every investment he makes and has a philosophy to which he sticks to. Saying he is a "creature of luck" about himself is simply a way of being humble.
How about calculate every step and make sure you follow them yet adjust when needed. Reason is a huge factor for success (I'd say it is THE factor) and I'm pretty sure no rational man would say that luck had any impact on his success.
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