Not nice guys, but cowards, finish last.

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    Knowing many rich and many poor, my take is the author is full of shit. Tunnel vision is not only in the eyes but also in the mind.

    "This disposition to admire, and almost to worship , the rich and powerful, and to despise, or, at least neglect persons of poor and mean conditions...is...the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral sentiments." Adam Smith

    "The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. Avarice over-rates the difference between poverty and riches: ambition, that between a private and a public station: vain-glory, that between obscurity and extensive reputation. The person under the influence of any of those extravagant passions, is not only miserable in his actual situation, but is often disposed to disturb the peace of society, in order to arrive at that which he so foolishly admires. The slightest observation, however, might satisfy him, that, in all the ordinary situations of human life, a well-disposed mind may be equally calm, equally cheerful, and equally contented. Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of prudence or of justice; or to corrupt the future tranquility of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own injustice." Adam Smith
     
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    I'll tune in to a radio show I don't normally listen to if I know Robert Kiyosaki is gonna' be on. I have one of his books and the board game he sells.

    From the link:
    This is what happens to those cowardly "nice guys":


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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    There is certainly an argument to be made that functionally sociopathic personalities have a leg up on nice guys when it comes to running businesses.

    If you don't give a fig about other people (workers, customers, suppliers), it is easier to make hard choices that effect other those people, that's for damned sure.

    Capitalism and sociopathy make good bedfellows.
     

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