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This post was edited by peanutdawgs85 17 months ago
Actually it is the hardworking that are willing to cut anyone and everyone to get ahead that make it. The hardworking may earn a comfortable living, but they usually don't make it all the way to the top.
What do you mean.
The good hardworking citizens of this country will very likely earn a good comfortable living, but it is nearly impossible to reach the top of any profession be it politics or sports or finance without screwing over plenty of hardworking guys and gals whose blood, sweat, tears, and ideas got those "top" guys/gals to where they are. Just a little dose of reality for you.
I've been in business twenty years, started my company with no cash and no family money, paid my own way through college while working full time, and have NEVER lied, cheated, or stolen from any customer or employee in twenty years. I won't use my income as a meter for success, because that doesn't define me, but God has blessed me with work every day for me and sixteen employees...never had an ad on a billboard, in the newspaper, not even listed in the yellow pages. Word of mouth for doing fair, honest business and working hard.
NEVER TELL ME THAT SOMEONE HAS TO DO DIRTY BUSINESS TO SUCCEED. I'm proud to be not just a fan of UGA, but a fan of Mark Richt and that he refuses to do business any other way than HONEST!
I am happy for you, but you have made my point. You are a successful small business owner, but not a titan of industry. The UGA fans are wanting UGA to be a Captain of Industry, but it has become apparent to me at least that that is never going to happen unless they start playing by the rules everyone else is playing by. However, I am also happy with them being a successful small business owner that gives me joy on fall weekends. I am just sick of hearing from rivals how UGA can't close it out when they are playing by a different set of rules.
This post was edited by SoGaFan 17 months ago
FALSE! It is that kind of attitude that has seeped into our society. People looking for shortcuts, quick fixes, and wanting the easy way out. It is part of the "entitlement" culture that too many in this country have adopted. One where an individual looks to blame someone, or something for their own lack of achievement. " If someone is successful, then they screwed someone else over to get there. And those successful people should be punished ". That's a load of crap. Stop whining. Work harder. Work smarter. That's how you become successful! You are wrong sir! Those who lie, cheat, and steal their way to wealth and power are merely living in a temporary house of cards. Honor, integrity, strong work ethic, and high morals are what made this country great. And those things will always be the key to success and the foundation for happiness! Do the right thing, work hard, and God will take care of the rest. That is an absolute truth, always has been, always will be!
Thank you very much for that rousing chorus! I am successful enough in my life by most standards, and I have certainly not blamed others for not advancing farther as for the most part it isn't really what I want.
However, I am sorry to say but you are beyond naive if you truly think this. Take it from someone who has studied both history and science to an absurd degree, the ones who get the credit are the ambitious ones that are willing to borrow from others' work without fully crediting them.
My first job was working in a locally owned small business. One guy did most of the hard work and took care of the business. The other wealthy owner has his name on the business and occasionally came into the office. His son nearly killed someone while driving drunk and didn't spend one night in jail after the initial arrest. The UGA thugs are arrested for exiting an alley. All three are happy enough I suppose. Such is life.
However, I will admit that like me, many others don't consider being beyond wealthy or being known as the absolute top in their profession is necessary to be happy enough. I think while Richt is a very competitive guy, he is likely one of these. Guys like Meyer and Saban absolutely want to be known as The Genius.
Think about it this way, UGA is publicly castigated any time a student athlete doesn't work out or a commitment isn't taken for various reasons. No one will say much of anything when 10 Alabama players are shown the door this Spring.
Please name me one top Wall Street financier that made his/her money without one iota of inside information. This is how the game is played, even if I agree with you that the realization is killing the American society.
It sounds like you personally would not sacrifice your integrity for success, but you would like to see our football program compromise ethics for winning. Am I correct? If so, I understand your dilemma. However, I contend UGA can do things the right way and win championships. But it takes a university willing to be fully committed to that, as opposed to being adversarial. For example, as this relates to recruiting, UGA should expand its admin staff and spend top dollar on recruiting presentations. That is just one example where Bama is more committed to being successful. That is where UGA as a football program has to step it up. Provide the players and coaches every possible advantage to be successful. That does not mean compromising integrity and ethics by paying payers, etc. That is my opinion on the state of UGA football. You have to work harder to do things the right way, but it's worth it.
point goes to tickle. tickle, thats funny
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