- Feb 23, 2005
True; howevever, what you do with what you got is the difference often between those who succeed and those who dont. Had Stephen Hawking decided to wallow in self pity, he would not be who he is today. What you arent seeing is intelligence and more so ability are honed and developed. To develope those traits is a CHOICE.Originally posted by: JMapleton
Who are you to take credit for ability and intelligence you with born with without choice?Originally posted by: Double Trouble
Sigh, yet another closet socialist who wants to forcibly redistribute wealth from those that create it and earn it to those that don't.
Are you perhaps forgetting that many people do a lot of work and sacrifice so they can pass the benefits of that labor to their children so that they don't need to make those sacrifices? Who the hell are you or anyone else to decide where someone's wealth "should" go other than where they wanted it to go? I work my ass off so my kids will have a good life. Your plan would basically say "don't bother working hard, all the extra money will be distributed so everyone is "equal" with a level playing field.
Please, the stupidity of that whole notion would be funny if it wasn't for the fact that lots of people in positions of power have the same mentality.
False. Choices one makes throughtout his/her life determine who they become. Ever read Oprah's biography? She had every say so in her success because she had NOTHING in her favor growing up.Originally posted by: JMapleton
You worked for it? Why? Trace the fundamental root cause back to it's origin you will discover you yourself have no say in your situation no matter how hard you work.
Originally posted by: JMapleton
The more intelligent a person is, the more they will realize it wasn't their choice to be intelligent.
This quote is only half right. In reality, the more intelligent people learn, the more they realize they dont know. Maybe youre saying the same thing. And again, take someone of Stephen Hawking's caliber and have him wallow in self pity all his life, thats a CHOICE. Intelligence is dynamic.