Re: Labels do not equal intelligence or success

Rik van Riel (
Fri, 1 Oct 1999 23:01:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 1 Oct 1999 wrote:

> Depends how you define success!

Success is me being me, but having the other people judge me by the things I'm good at :)

> The only people I ever hear who bag on education are people who
> don't have it and are bitter. I love education, and am totally
> self taught. ... I know stuff I never use!

"Open-minded, but never empty-headed"

> Even though I'm happy to be degree-less I don't need to justify it
> by sayin' Gates or Einstein share that distinction.

I certainly wouldn't want to live Gates' life. It would be an utter failure for me since I care about intellectual performance and not about money. Success is a subjective thing...

Einstein's life/achievements, OTOH, that would be nice :)


Rik - who lost all mail between 15:30 and 21:10 UTC, sept 30th

      if you sent me anything important during that period,
      you know what to do :)
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