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  •  Boom. (5+ / 0-)
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    GreenMother, emal, JBL55, ColoTim, ebohlman

    Hard work entitles you to two things in this world:  Jack and shit.  

    Hard work is (almost always) necessary for success, but it is not sufficient. You need talent, gumption, and some luck as well as hard work.

    Conservatives need to realize that their Silent Moral Majority is neither silent, nor moral, nor a majority.

    by nominalize on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:55:07 AM PDT

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    •  generally speaking, luck is more important (3+ / 0-)
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      than any of the others.

      our fields are full of men and women and for that matter children who work much, much harder than almost everyone else in the country, and few of them are ever likely to enjoy even reasonable physical comfort, nevermind anything approaching security -- entirely because their parents were who they were.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:37:06 AM PDT

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    •  But they have a huge leg up (1+ / 0-)
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      Well, there are a lot of talented people with gumption who are lazy. So hard work definitely gives you a leg up on them! Lots of people like Weiss think they can get by in life on account of their shining personality and a sense of entitlement. And school is one of those places where hard work pays off in the form of higher greats and greater understanding. She could have used some of that. She came from a family with money and connections and was taught a far amount of "gumption." Turns out it wasn't enough to get her in to the college of her choice!

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