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F1973
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Luck. The single most important factor affecting all of us.

Fuck privilege. Fuck resources. Fuck hard work. Fuck everything.

If you are not lucky, then everything fails. If you are, do nothing and become president of murica..

It's that easy and not that difficult to understand.

And now I need to fixate my goals on 2 points on which I have been fluctuating a lot.

So until I stabilise on those two point, I guess, it will be difficult to achieve my goals.

I'll see you all around and take some rest from an awkward day.

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  • 6
    Privlage effects luck.

    I don't want to go down the 'privilege' train because IMO it's a radioactive term that has been bastardized / misused, but it certainly effects luck / gives you more free rolls for sure.
  • 2
    @N00bPancakes yes. I agree.
  • 4
    Don't entirely agree. While getting my current job slightly depended on luck, it was mostly the result of hobbying/working my ass off for about 10 years and tons of online resources helped me with this.
  • 2
    Luck definitely plays a role but the probabilities are partially in your own hands. Partially is the key word, and how much you can affect varies person to person.
  • 2
    @linuxxx I don't think it's all or nothing.

    It's not 'got job due to luck only' or 'got job because hard work only'.

    Bill Gates said something about his Dad exposing him to computers made all the difference. It wasn't that Bill didn't work hard or wasn't smart, but that bit of chance had a huge payoff combined with Bill.... no chance and Bill thought things would have been different.
  • 1
    @linuxxx @electrineer my point here, as Noob mentioned, is about things that can have serious and high impact and is totally out of your control.

    While everything else is equally important and can vary from individual to individual, Luck is something you cannot control and rigs the fair game.
  • 4
    luck is great but most success is not luck, it’s a lot of work. you gotta know how to be in the right place and in the right time, you have to know how to acquire the right connections (very important!) you have to provide a good service / product, you have to learn how to market yourself very well. or you have to be able to know the right people ( maybe even pay them) to do most of the aforementioned work. trump would have no chance without cambridge analytica.
  • 2
    @kimailis Only if media showed us more real failure stories...
  • 2
    @kimailis being at the right place at the right time and knowing the right people is partially lucky. It's not something you have complete control over.
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    @F1973 on a single event, luck plays a big role. But when you try again and again, you are more likely to succeed if you put in the effort. That's how probability works.
  • 0
    @electrineer On a long enough timeline the probability of survival of everything becomes zero...
  • 0
    @kimailis I would argue it the other way.

    Hard work gets you to the precipice of success... luck is what might or might not happen after that.
  • 2
    @N00bPancakes sometimes you don't need the hard work to be successful at all
  • 1
    @N00bPancakes usually it’s not luck, it’s dirty tricks. all of the big tech companies have dirty hands.
  • 0
    @F1973 you dont really need the media for that, you can look at you workplace, hear from you friends, even from the show silicon valley (well, that is media). the entire show is basically a guide of how not to run a startup.
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    @kimailis so you mean all those folks I know around who have failed didn't work hard? Were never at right time at right place with right contact?

    Which means they didn't put efforts to calculate the right time and right place and didn't network with right people?

    Which means they didn't want to succeed?
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    @F1973 of course not, im sure they did work hard, but there is a chance they didnt work on additional things like the right connections. also the problem of today is that succeeding by fair play is very rare, we live in a time in which “too decent of a person to succeed” is real. also it heavily depends of what you see as success. what i was talking about is creating something that grows largely and has a huge monetary value, basically become a big name and very rich. is this success for everyone? no. did tour friends really fail? they probably did get experience, they did learn a lot of new stuff, they worked hard for something they believed in. i wouldn’t view it as failure, only another step towards success.
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