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tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
although i subconsciously materialized this a lot earlier in my youth, the older i get; the more i realize the sociality of people. ill be the first to admit, i had a pretty easy upbringing- from grade school to the final year of college ive always been considered popular for whatever reason but ive taken it all for granted until recent years when i realized that my upbringing is the reason for my current success and that there are so many people who may work harder than me and might even possibly be smarter than me that cant be allocated the same resources i have been given.

you can't be the mediocre, unpopular and unmotivated kid in high school and suddenly become something a few years later. it just doesn't happen, i can guarantee it. successful people have been successful all their life and im starting to really see it in people and unbeknownst to me, i avoid people who seem like they're not on the same page as i am. as im writing this, im considering my immediate friend circle at the moment and whether id like to admit it or not, i must have had a very selective choosing of friends since high school. the people who can keep up tend to stay within my friend circle and those who haven't found the same level of success kind of disappear.

successful people are able to meet someone and immediately assess how competent the person is. even though i consider myself fairly young, ive been able to see myself do this and i subconsciously seem to tune out people who just "don't seem to have it." but there are certain people who seem to possess this type of attitude that success and fortune just happen to collect onto them and those are exactly the type of people, people like me, and people like them are naturally magnetized to.
Posted: July 2017 Permalink

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bridesmaid Level 164 Scania Shadower
+1 Dude, you're lv50.
Jul 22 2017
killeem Level 158 Reboot Aran 4
i can relate to the last part ig
Jul 22 2017
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
@chema: plenty of poor people with undesirable upbringings have been successful. i think the slide is more of a knock out of jeasouly on people who have had it easier in life but the author seems to forget that a resourceful upbringing doesn't necessarily lead to the type of success im alluding to
Jul 23 2017
wellness Level 199 Mardia Phantom 4 Justaway Guild
These are interesting things to think about, but I'm not sure if I'm seeing a trolling pattern or not.

This is a topic that people would be interested in and internalize from people speaking about it often; and you also at the end seem to be asking people to react to your ego, something people tend to react to, perhaps subconsciously, so I'm not sure if I should take this seriously.

Interesting topic, though.
Jul 23 2017
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
i have a huge ego and i like to win
Jul 23 2017
staplemory Level 20 Yellonde Battle Mage 1
+1 Idk... sounds like you have social stigma. I think you'll need to expand your horizons and derive your success from a wider range of demographics.

I think you might be afraid of becoming influenced by those whom you deem undesirable, so you'd rather surround yourself with those who possess material success and leave out any chances of losing the motivation to achieve success.

I understand that success is necessary for survival. But don't take it too far with that and let it become an obsession. It's not as beneficial as you might think it is.
Jul 23 2017
Success is relative. What you're expressing is not really a great attitude to have, for the following reasons I will point out:

"successful people are able to meet someone and immediately assess how competent the person is."
Sure, but it doesn't mean that their assessment of that individual is always right. Are you always right? Are you sure you'll always remain correct in those assessments? I doubt it.
In fact, to selectively tune out other individuals in the manner you describe might be limiting the kinds of opportunities you will have later on. Who's to say that some person you don't like will one day become great at something? Sure, you could try to make amends with that person - but depending on how you've treated that person, if that bridge is burned, it is burned.

"successful people have been successful all their life"
My friend, you haven't seen the other side of that. Every success story will have its failures. Donald Trump has had multiple bankruptcies related to his businesses. Nobel Prize-winning economists ran an entire hedge fund into bankruptcy with billions of dollars in debt (google: Long-Term Capital Management). LeBron James had to lose in order to understanding winning NBA championships. Robert Downey Jr. became a drug addict in the middle of his acting career prior to his comeback with Iron Man.
Regardless of whatever you think about these individuals (which I'm just listing off the top of my head - of people who most would consider to be 'successful' even though it's relative), if your expectation is to continue to succeed and remain perfect, I bid you good luck with that, and tell me how it goes in several years when you've collapsed yourself into the ground, when you've finally realized that what you're expecting from yourself and others is an impossible task indeed.
Jul 23 2017
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
i dont think success is relative. there's a universal threshold for what constitutes as success, either in the form of accruement of wealth or in terms of how skilled you are.

the rest of what you listed is just conjecture, you misconstrue being successful as being "perfect," something i did not equate each other with. im not perfect, i got into trouble in high school for drinking and and skipping classes yet im in my early 20's and i already have a mortgage for a market value 800k condo just 15 mins outside of a major metropolitan city and a solid job that gives me freedom to spend and invest my money freely. many of my peers consider me successful but im not perfect by any means of the imagination.

although, ill add one thing. lebron james has definitely been successful his whole life. he was the consensus top basketball player in the nation just at the age of 14 and he's lived up to every bit of it. i mean, he literally was drafted into the NBA after high school, how much more successful can you be at the age of 18?
Jul 24 2017
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