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2/25/2013 1:50:05 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
As in, most established in their careers, most influential, most heard of, etc.

Who are they?
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2/25/2013 7:01:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Imabench, trolling.
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2/25/2013 7:03:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Geolaureate8, bat sh!t crazy conspiracy theorist.
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2/25/2013 7:03:56 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Freedo, trying to seize control and being really undecisive.
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2/25/2013 7:04:33 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Danielle, possibly the best debate on the site.
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2/25/2013 11:32:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 1:50:05 AM, FREEDO wrote:
As in, most established in their careers, most influential, most heard of, etc.

Who are they?

I'd be surprised if anyone has a more impressive resume on here than Roy. Graduate of MIT, founder of (I think several) companies in Silicon Valley, fiercely intelligent, and the list goes on. This is only my estimation, though.
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2/25/2013 1:03:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Roy
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2/25/2013 1:28:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 1:50:05 AM, FREEDO wrote:
As in, most established in their careers

Probably Roy since hes an MIT graduate

, most influential,

Danielle and Innomen, whenever they post in a thread time just slows down for some reason.

most heard of, etc.

Airmax since hes president, and since Ive had about 6 hate threads made about me this month I assume people have heard of me at some point....
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2/25/2013 6:02:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 1:28:02 PM, imabench wrote:
At 2/25/2013 1:50:05 AM, FREEDO wrote:
As in, most established in their careers

Probably Roy since hes an MIT graduate

, most influential,

Danielle and Innomen, whenever they post in a thread time just slows down for some reason.

most heard of, etc.

Airmax since hes president, and since Ive had about 6 hate threads made about me this month I assume people have heard of me at some point....

I thought we agreed not to directly or indirectly post about one another, cry baby.
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2/25/2013 6:57:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 11:32:49 AM, YYW wrote:
At 2/25/2013 1:50:05 AM, FREEDO wrote:
As in, most established in their careers, most influential, most heard of, etc.

Who are they?

I'd be surprised if anyone has a more impressive resume on here than Roy. Graduate of MIT, founder of (I think several) companies in Silicon Valley, fiercely intelligent, and the list goes on. This is only my estimation, though.

Wow, didn't know that. Probably Roy then. He has had an entire lifetime though.
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2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
How do we measure success?

By income?
By property?
By happiness?

I'd say, overall, I'm more successful than most of our regular users and the sole reason is that I'm older than most of you (26).
-I have my own place (although I rent) with stuff that I like (like swords and video games and books).
-I'm reasonably fit and healthy.
-I have started my own family.
-I have multiple qualifications (furniture maker, telecommunication technician, web designer and administrator), although I never went to University.
-I have a full time job, with good benefits (sick pay, RDOs, etc) that I like doing most days and although I don't earn a great income doing it my missus and kids don't want for much.
-The most important thing though is that I'm very happy with the way things are going and I have, what I consider to be, a bright future ahead of me.

So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?
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2/25/2013 7:42:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM, tvellalott wrote:
So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?

Your reasons would definitely qualify.

I'm being casual. Not trying to start a philosophical debate.
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2/25/2013 7:48:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:42:07 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM, tvellalott wrote:
So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?

Your reasons would definitely qualify.

I'm being casual. Not trying to start a philosophical debate.

^_^ I know.
Objective success wise...
I'd say I'm successful career-wise when I'm debt-free, own my own house (or houses, hopefully) and run a successful business.
It's hard to judge whether you are a successful parent until your children are adults and even then, the people they meet along the way may influence them in a way that's totally out of your control... It really terrifies me actually.
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2/25/2013 7:49:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:46:29 PM, drafterman wrote:
@TV:

You live and survive in a country where every living thing is capable of killing you.

I'd call that success.

The first thing that came to mind is "I wonder if a wombat has ever killed anyone?" because that's one of the only native creatures I can think off that isn't deadly in some way, lol.
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2/25/2013 7:53:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:49:59 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 2/25/2013 7:46:29 PM, drafterman wrote:
@TV:

You live and survive in a country where every living thing is capable of killing you.

I'd call that success.

The first thing that came to mind is "I wonder if a wombat has ever killed anyone?" because that's one of the only native creatures I can think off that isn't deadly in some way, lol.

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2/25/2013 8:05:23 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:53:18 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 2/25/2013 7:49:59 PM, tvellalott wrote:
At 2/25/2013 7:46:29 PM, drafterman wrote:
@TV:

You live and survive in a country where every living thing is capable of killing you.

I'd call that success.

The first thing that came to mind is "I wonder if a wombat has ever killed anyone?" because that's one of the only native creatures I can think off that isn't deadly in some way, lol.

http://www.theage.com.au...

Lol. Of course...
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2/25/2013 8:12:13 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM, tvellalott wrote:
How do we measure success?

By income?
By property?
By happiness?

I'd say, overall, I'm more successful than most of our regular users and the sole reason is that I'm older than most of you (26).
-I have my own place (although I rent) with stuff that I like (like swords and video games and books).

I dont have "my own place" per se, but I sure as heck support myself in entirety
-I'm reasonably fit and healthy.

I have you beat in this hands down ;)
-I have started my own family.
Meh, to each their own XD
-I have multiple qualifications (furniture maker, telecommunication technician, web designer and administrator), although I never went to University.
Fvck i just got owned

-I have a full time job, with good benefits (sick pay, RDOs, etc) that I like doing most days and although I don't earn a great income doing it my missus and kids don't want for much.

Tie sir, tie

-The most important thing though is that I'm very happy with the way things are going and I have, what I consider to be, a bright future ahead of me.

Samesie :D

So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?

Lets settle this with a haiku debate sir, winner is more successful
;)
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2/25/2013 8:15:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
No but really, i would consider myself successful. I'm happy with my life and a fully functioning member of society. Considering I've been that way since 16, thats saying something.

Success is subjective.

Are there people richer than I am? Certainly
More educated than I am? Certainly
More establised? Certainly

Plenty of people that are better than I in many aspects, but I still wouldnt call them more successful than I am
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2/25/2013 8:20:08 PM
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I'd like to think I'm successful for a 19 year old nobody. I'm pretty well known in powerlifting circles and I have some connections in the porn industry, but other than that I'm completely ordinary.
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2/25/2013 8:23:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 8:12:13 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM, tvellalott wrote:
How do we measure success?

By income?
By property?
By happiness?

I'd say, overall, I'm more successful than most of our regular users and the sole reason is that I'm older than most of you (26).
-I have my own place (although I rent) with stuff that I like (like swords and video games and books).
I dont have "my own place" per se, but I sure as heck support myself in entirety

Live with your parents free = not successful
Live with your parents by pay your way = slightly successful (lol)
Live with friends/share house = mildly successful
Rent your own place = quite successful
Have a mortgage you can afford = very successful
Own your own house = successfully successful.

-I'm reasonably fit and healthy.
I have you beat in this hands down ;)

Probably. I like eating potato chips and sitting on the couch too much.
Family and work keeps me active enough that I'm not too overweight. :)

-I have started my own family.
Meh, to each their own XD

Translation: Not ready for that crazy sh!t yet. LMAO!

-I have multiple qualifications (furniture maker, telecommunication technician, web designer and administrator), although I never went to University.
Fvck i just got owned

It took me a while to find a job I liked, but I stuck with the things I previously started. Hence, lots of qualifications.

-I have a full time job, with good benefits (sick pay, RDOs, etc) that I like doing most days and although I don't earn a great income doing it my missus and kids don't want for much.
Tie sir, tie

-The most important thing though is that I'm very happy with the way things are going and I have, what I consider to be, a bright future ahead of me.

Samesie :D

So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?

Lets settle this with a haiku debate sir, winner is more successful
;)

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2/25/2013 8:26:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I am impressed by how much a lot of people have achieved on this site especially TV and Budda. When I finish college and pay off my student loan debt, hopefully, I'll have a success story to tell too.
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2/25/2013 8:57:40 PM
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Master printing press operator 22yrs

Master stone cutter and fabricator 12 yrs

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2/25/2013 11:04:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm a total failure in my personal life. I'm somewhat of a failure in my professional life. However, I'm pretty well-known in the traditional archery community because of a web page I own where I teach people how to make their own archery equipment. I've even had total strangers recognize me out in public.
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2/26/2013 12:01:03 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 2/25/2013 7:40:20 PM, tvellalott wrote:
How do we measure success?

By income?
By property?
By happiness?

I'd say, overall, I'm more successful than most of our regular users and the sole reason is that I'm older than most of you (26).
-I have my own place (although I rent) with stuff that I like (like swords and video games and books).
-I'm reasonably fit and healthy.
-I have started my own family.
-I have multiple qualifications (furniture maker, telecommunication technician, web designer and administrator), although I never went to University.
-I have a full time job, with good benefits (sick pay, RDOs, etc) that I like doing most days and although I don't earn a great income doing it my missus and kids don't want for much.
-The most important thing though is that I'm very happy with the way things are going and I have, what I consider to be, a bright future ahead of me.

So, yeah. What exactly is the measure of success by which we can compare each other?

I had a six-figure salary and a six-figure savings account and I was on track to retire, comfortably, in my early 50s.

Now, let's just say I don't have those things. Monetary success comes and goes. Happiness is the only true measure of success I've found is of any lasting significance (and, as you say, you're happy, so cool...success).
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2/26/2013 12:17:13 AM
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At 2/26/2013 12:01:03 AM, malcolmxy wrote:
I had a six-figure salary and a six-figure savings account and I was on track to retire, comfortably, in my early 50s.

Now, let's just say I don't have those things.

Cocaine, it's a hell of a drug.
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2/26/2013 1:14:24 AM
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Lol I felt pretty successful when I came back and new users knew who I was even though I hadn't been on in months. XXXDDDD

I think I am fairly successful for my age. I am going to a private college with a double major in theatre and political communication and am in the honors program. I've also done some serious political activism at the state level in New York about education funding.
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2/26/2013 2:10:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
My current closest thing to fame is my sheer amount of Facebook friends, Facebook page followers, Twitter followers, debate.org friends, tumblr followers, etc...

I'd estimate that I have around 5,000 direct and regular individual internet acquaintances in some form.

Then I have a ton of people's phone numbers. And I know enough people around town that I can usually go out and randomly run into someone I know.

Good at making connections, I guess.

Besides that, I have very little career life. I work a lot but the vast majority of it is for my family. The rest of it primarily goes to my seasonal job at a pie shop. I love my employers there but I honestly don't like working for anyone. Pride issue, I guess. I've been trying hard to formulate a plan and obtain necessary resources for being self-employed. Very likely focusing on internet investments.

I'd like to become a doctor of psychology (I have my eyes on Stanford) and also obtain a license in clinical hypnotherapy. I'm obsessed with hypnotism, even if it ends up only being for entertainment purposes. I'd actually thoroughly enjoy being an entertainer. That's what I always have been.

I plan on writing many books during my life time. Realistically, I'm thinking about 20. I'd love to do more if I have the time to though.

And I'm intent on running a successful and innovative non-profit of some form. I think that will be my crowing achievement, as far as social relations are concerned.

And you can bet that I'll leave a wake of confusion from a variety of frivolous, mischievous, esoteric and scheming organizations. I'm obsessed with that sort of thing. I believe there was a thread awhile ago where we had to predict where each other would be years from now. I think it was Innomen who predicted that I would be a cult leader.

But my ideas change a million times over so all this could easily go down the pooper. I am, however, very confident in my ability to accomplish what I eventually set out to do.

I think DDO is really a special place on the internet. It's a breeding ground for ideas and a vacuum for intellectual and obsessive people, the kind that make champions. I think a lot of successful people will be able to trace their roots back to this site one day. I can't even count all the times I've seen someone suggest here that they want to pursue becoming a politician.
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