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I was in Las Vegas once about 13-14 years ago passing by the Mirage Poker Room (before lunch) when a man jumped up wildly and screamed "Good Morning America !" at the top of his lungs....everyone stopped - then he started raking in a huge pot in the high stakes game....I asked, the man said "Tommy Vu". He's was kinda fat and didn't look so attractive....but he seemed like he could keep you laffing alrite !
thats the problem with u women...
Yeah, this is where I stopped reading.
Anybody ever go to a seminar featuring Tommy or Carleton Sheets or Dave Del dotto or Ed Beckley, or etc. ?...OMG, laffing outta my chair........
(If you ever did, don't admit it !)
1st premise: Chess players are smart: Not necessarily as being good at a game generally comes with training (as opposed to innate intelligence), being good at chess doesn't exclude you from being smart but neither does it mean you are smart - so that premise is false
2nd premise: Being smart means you must become rich: This also is false as there are plenty of smart guys who were not rich (i.e. Albert Einstein) and average guys who got rich (lotto winners come to mind) - so the idea that being smart makes you rich is also false
I have a ?....If someone drew two strings completely around the world - one on the ground and the other 12" high off the ground....well, how much longer would the one be more than the other ?
Twice as long as the same string, run only halfway around the world....
thats the problem with u women,, can "he' keep u laughing, can "he' keep u lusting, can "he' do this or does "he' do that
Valentine's on Friday my love........(what are you going to get me ?)
The earth's radius is generally accepted to be 6371 kms (it varies, depending on where an how you measure).
12" = 0.0003048 kms, so the radius of the look of string would be 6371.0003048 kms.
Circumference = 2πR = 40,030.175506 kms
Much longer (by about two metres) than the circumpherence of the earth, which is 40,030.1736 kms.
I actually expected the difference to be a little bigger than this.
You got it !....(I think)....it's about 6 feet........
You get a trophy !....It's on it's way....
In order to conceptualize this, one needs to remember that the formula for circumference is c=d*3.1415... . So, adding 24" to d (d being a very large number) would make only a minimal increase to the circumference...
Being smart has little to do with making money. In fact it is often a hinderance. Art Williams (a billionaire) says this:
"I found 2 things out about smart people… I think it’s almost impossible for a smart person to win in business. I find that smart people spent their whole lifetime figuring things out. They always trying to figure out an easier way and a quicker way. Another thing I found out about smart people is they just don’t get around to doin nothing!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqA_jXl_Kwk (at 16:57)
You don't need a great idea to make money. You need an okay idea and massive amounts of hard work, that's it.
People only get paid because there are customers that pay money. That's it. You don't get paid because "you have a job" or because "you're smart". If customers aren't paying money, you won't get paid, period.
If a person is great a chess, why is anyone going to give that person money? Maybe someone wants to pay them for chess lessons, or to buy their book or video. But those things take some work, and you are not being paid to be good at chess. You are being paid to be a teacher.
If you can't figure out how to convince people to give you money, then it doesn't matter how good you are at anything.
It's also true that trying to make a living from endeavors of competition (chess, poker, day trading, prize fighting, etc) is very hard, and only the very very best can even make enough to pay their bills. Even fewer are good enough to become rich.
popular culture and rich people (in america) dont appreciate Games of smart people
Slight correction : you need an okay idea, a decent amount of work, and a massive amount of luck.
Why should they?
There are plenty of "games of smart people".
Some are appreciated, some are not.
Hard workers create their own luck
Luck helps, but is not required for just making money. To become mega-rich (make the next Google or Facebook), then you need massive amounts of luck.
Well, of course, you don't even need an idea to "make money", if 1 $/week is "making money".
But with no particular skills, no luck, and no earth-shattering innovation, even working 80 hours a week will not earn you much more than the average wage nowadays. Maybe it was different a few decades ago, I cannot say.
Super GMs are very smart people. They sought pleasures money can't buy. The top 100 richest person are less happier than the top 100 GM. Just my 2 cents.
If happiness was the real pinnacle of existence then everyone would be a drug addict.
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