What is more important- education or luck- to succeed in life?

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  1. rajan jolly profile image92
    rajan jollyposted 11 years ago

    What is more important- education or luck- to succeed in life?

  2. Smokes Angel profile image60
    Smokes Angelposted 11 years ago

    Education.  Without furthering your education past high school you have no chance of finding a reasonably well paid job.  Working at McDonalds and a regular factory will never get you any where.  Take it from experience

  3. penelopae profile image63
    penelopaeposted 11 years ago

    Education, but a little luck never hurt anybody either.

  4. engelfantasydream profile image61
    engelfantasydreamposted 11 years ago

    education is very important..do we got many billionaires who are college drop out  like gates and jobs, and also just high school graduates..i think "TALENT AND SKILLS" are the best thing to posses in order for us to succeed..and it is not about luck..i think it is more on perseverance,dedication and determination to succeed!!! and you can call it luck or whatever you like to label it!!!.. and in this world we are living,, the system is corrupted and ghastly to the extreme..most of the time., it is not " WHAT YOU KNOW" but instead "WHO YOU KNEW" ..that will give you a break in your choosen career or field of expertise!!!..and that is so sad and unfair..and more tragic truth is..other will use other people in whatever means or ways..even in stepping on their emotions and ruin their lives..just to get what they want,  and be so called" SUCCESSFUL".i've observe a lot of those kinds..we got our own means and ways to succeed..so depending on what kind of person you are and your ideologies in life..it will determine what is important to you as your means or ways to "SUCCEED" in life!!???..or rather you mean..."CAREER"..."LIFE" is not a career!!..

  5. profile image36
    saisarannagaposted 11 years ago

    The basic for life is really 'education'. Luck plays only the second fiddle!

  6. ajuvr profile image59
    ajuvrposted 11 years ago

    educating u'rself of 'pick-luck- quick' is too important at the end of the day

  7. Attikos profile image81
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    It depends on what you mean by "education." Basically, education is knowledge, which one can get in many ways. The term is abused, however, to mean "certification," and unless your ambition is to work in a licensed profession requiring a particular degree that's worthless.

    The monster hidden in the educational closet is that the average college bachelor will never earn enough extra out of it to get back the cost of his degree. The system is fraudulent, selling empty promise for a huge flow of cash off which many of its insiders live high. So it was with the Medieval church colleges, and so it is with the secular colleges of today.

    So, the answer is that if by "education" you mean knowledge you can use to get along well in life, then that is more important than luck. If by "education" you mean becoming certified by the established educational system, then luck counts for more in today's world.

  8. mathira profile image80
    mathiraposted 11 years ago

    You need education to gather knowledge, but hard work with a bit of luck can make you very successful.

  9. Bella Nina profile image60
    Bella Ninaposted 11 years ago

    Hard work, experience and recognizing a good opportunity when it comes your way.  Education and luck do play a role.  Timing is everything as they say.

  10. hawkdad73 profile image59
    hawkdad73posted 11 years ago

    Education.  If you end up getting lucky and succeeding, you will have an education to fall back on.

  11. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 11 years ago

    Since I have never ever believed in "Luck" I guess I will have to say education. Knowledge and Wisdom go hand in hand.

  12. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 11 years ago

    Education without a doubt.  With education we make our own luck in life.

  13. Blond Logic profile image91
    Blond Logicposted 11 years ago

    I believe in education although not necessarily formal education. The internet has provided us with a wealth of information that we could never have imagined.

    Our current business, we learned though reading articles on the internet. No text books but lots of research by people who are learning as they go and sharing this information.

  14. mimind profile image59
    mimindposted 11 years ago

    neither its more aboout outlook you can be happy = sucessful in most anything if your happy and meeting your personal standards

  15. Godzangel profile image61
    Godzangelposted 11 years ago

    In the bible God says "My people perish because of lack of knowledge."  You definitely need good education.  I'm not saying Ivy league level or nothing but you need a good foundation.  I don't believe in luck, I believe in good opportunities.  When something good happens to you, it is important to know whats going on.  This is where the education comes in.  For example, you land an awesome job that pays great money.  Cool! But here's the thing, there may be information that you don't know that may keep you from getting more paper.  Even worse if you're not educated someone may screw you over and take advantage of what you don't know and you may or may not find out.  I graduated college with a 4 year degree in Business Mgmt.  Honestly,  I don't remember most of the stuff I learned.  What I did learn is how to deal with professional people, read people, and recognize when something is not right.  I made sure I remembered what makes a good manager so I can stay away from the bad ones.  Oh yeah, I learned this recently, you will never be more successful than the 5 people around you, in most cases.  So keep the dummies out of ya circle! 1NELOVE!

  16. alipuckett profile image73
    alipuckettposted 11 years ago

    Education, of course!  However, I think we can't discount the luck factor.  Sometimes, you can do everything possible and still not succeed.  There are just some things that really do come down to the roll of the dice.

  17. malakam profile image40
    malakamposted 11 years ago

    Education without a luck is not equal to anything
    luck without education is not equal to anything
    Both are required
    but I  believe in education first and then the luck

  18. David Legg 7 profile image68
    David Legg 7posted 11 years ago

    While it is good to have both education and luck, I think that hard work with a cheerful attitude, and the integrity to do the job well are the most important. If you look at people who are educated as compared to people you are not. educated people are more likely to succeed at life, but you still see a huge distribution from abject failure to gleaming success. People who are lucky (like lottery winners, for example) might appear more successful for a while, but are not necessarily able to capitalize on their luck. I know someone who did, but we probably all know people who got lucky and then blew it.
    But if you take someone who works hard with a cheerful attitude and has the integrity to do the job well, it is likely that such a person can overcome adversity, because they continue to create their own opportunity, and define their own success.

  19. profile image0
    Dr Rabieposted 11 years ago

    I think that we need both of them at the same time. Lets imagine that you want to go to far place and you can't find a transportation. If someone offers you his car (luck) but you don't know how to drive (Education), you won't be able to succeed in achieving your target. The same will be if you know how to drive while no one offers you his car!

  20. profile image49
    pmpaustraliaposted 11 years ago

    Lol I thought there would be a question like this. Let me put it this way Luck favors the brave and hardworking. education helps you get these traits.
    Source: http://www.amacademyonline.com/


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