|Ones and Zeroes||2005-10-28 02:25:00 GMT
by Kami Harbinger
There are two kinds of people in the world. Insert joke here... But no, I'm serious. Success and failure don't depend on the environment (say, Second Life or First Life), or your background, or anything else. They depend solely on attitude.
Some people use hard work and dedication to succeed, whether in business or entertainment. If they're bored, they make something or go find someone to have fun with. If they're poor, they make something or go find someone to make money with. It's possible for them to fail, but they'll just dust themselves off and try again. Since I'm a programmer, I call these people Ones.
Others just laze along and do nothing, and expect to be fed and entertained by others. At best they'll begrudgingly go along if a One tells them to, and might have fun despite themselves. It is absolutely impossible for these people to succeed at anything; if they by chance achieve a goal or receive wealth or anything else of value, they will ruin and waste it, they don't know how to do anything else. I call these people Zeroes.
I don't know what the percentage of Ones in society is; on good days, I think it's 50%, on bad days I think it might be more like 10%.
These are not innate--Zeroes can wake up and stop sucking and become Ones, Ones can fall down and become Zeroes. Your behaviors don't just apply to one part of life, they affect everything you do. It's not a matter of coincidence or "luck" (there is no such thing, just random chance). It's just a matter of choosing hard work and dedication.
Or you can choose laziness and failure. Up to you.
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