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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Originally posted by grapesofraft
I think it is just a matter of being jealous of people who have developed the skills to be successful, while some people are incapable or unwilling to do what it takes to succeed.
I'm not going to offer my opinion about jealousy, but I think this comment is a bit unfair, I think a lot of successful people are only there because of sheer luck or good family/ friend connections or of course good money starting point.
Some of the most intelligent people in the world can experience bad luck all their life, that they never get that starting point to succeed properly.
[edit on 29-6-2009 by _Phoenix_]
Originally posted by unityemissions
I see four ways to become an elite:
1. Through birthright and inheritance.
2. Be intellectually gifted and work your tail off.
3 Luck & perseverance
4. Cheat by any means possible. Be ruthless to the bone, while at all times keeping a smile.
[Those in the fourth category are without conscience and make up a minority of the overall population, while possibly being the majority of elite.
[edit on 30-6-2009 by unityemissions]
Originally posted by tamusan
reply to post by ldyserenity
And the flip side of that is true, too. You can be wealthy and incredibly stupid. One of my ex-wives inherited a very large wad of dough, but had no common sense.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by MichaelMysteries
Again, You can be intellegent and Not be wealthy, Not every one uses their intelligence to amass large sums of money. That is a very predjudicial remark. Some intelligent people are not preoccupied with their pockets, they're the ones preoccupied with humanity! BTW I do not feel inferior to these "Elite" at all, I in fact feel superior to them, because I know I have more compassion and love in my little pinky then they have in their whole body!
[edit on 30-6-2009 by ldyserenity]