The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Saturday, March 10, 2018

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why |

"If it is true that some degree of talent is necessary to be successful in life, almost never the most talented people reach the highest peaks of success, being overtaken by mediocre but sensibly luckier individuals," they say.

This leads them to suggest that their research "sheds new light on the effectiveness of assessing merit on the basis of the reached level of success and underlines the risks of distributing excessive honors or resources to people who, at the end of the day, could have been simply luckier than others." 


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Anyone who thinks luck doesn't matter must be remarkably unreflective or a damn fool.

Twenty years I was terribly ill; close to death, the GP feared. She asked "How do you manage to stay so cheerful?" Says I: "I've always been lucky; why should my luck change now?" At which she grinned and left my bedroom.

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 11, 2018 7:36:04 AM