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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2011,03:24   

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Isn't the data skewed because a lot of the high IQ people were not interested in "achieving". I've met a lot of very smart people who were contented with a job that gave them enough resources to follow their own passions.

Isn't a job that gives  
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them enough resources to follow their own passions
already quite some achievement?



I recall vaguely a "zen*" story about a student asking a teacher about what a "miracle" was, the reply;

Sleep when you are tired, eat when you are hungry.



*I doubt it is associated with any actual Zen Buddhist teaching. More likely Nichiren Buddhism, since they are not (as) opposed to gratifying physical desires like fatigue and hunger rationalized under the teaching of "Expedient Means."

Edited by Dr.GH on Sep. 07 2011,01:25

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"Science is the horse that pulls the cart of philosophy."

L. Susskind, 2004 "SMOLIN VS. SUSSKIND: THE ANTHROPIC PRINCIPLE"

   
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