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What causes MANY people to adopt an anti-achievement and anti-success mentality,not ever wanting to


improve themselves educationally nor socioeconomically, just being content at their station in life?

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Best Answer James Bowden (Jlbowden) says

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Edward D. Saterstad (EdSaterstad) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    So true, EdSaterstad! Especially the part about the trophy for participating. Corporations now have to give away $millions of JUNK (mugs, keychains, lunch, calculators, etc.)--because people actually LIKE this instead of pay raises. Duh!

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Dr Freddie Haddox (Dr. Haddox) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Agreed 100%. (I feel sorry for President Obama because he CAN'T win--what presidents did, if any?--with such a polarized congress.) Maybe we're too perfectionist as a society--too stubborn, zero tolerance for failure like with the space program...

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T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) says

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Laura Schneider says

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Carol (onegreenparachute) says

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    Ben Blackwell 3 years ago

    That is indeed true. That is one of the main components of the fixed mindset.

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James (Ceegen) says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I don't believe in "evil", but otherwise I totally agree with your perspective: there ARE selfish and cruel people out there, and I've been the victim of several and expect most have. Good for you for not taking that path, Ceegen!


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taburkett says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    Great answer! 'Island dwellers' (excellent metaphor) are losers, since they don't live up to their potential and therefore don't contribute their most to society. Too many island dwellers nowdays in the US, not willing to stick up for right/truth.


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JustCrafty says

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    Laura Schneider 3 years ago

    I know what you mean. Nobody ever gets promoted any more, that I'm aware of. You have to change jobs to get ahead, which is a loss for both companies. I hear this again and again, writing resumes for people... Very sad.

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Ben Blackwell says

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