It is decidedly not true that “nice guys finish last,” as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said.
The true measure of a career is to be able to
be content, even proud, that you succeeded through
your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
I do not deny that many appear to have succeeded in a material way by cutting corners and by manipulating associates, both in their professional and in their personal lives. But material success is possible in this world and far more satisfying when it comes without exploiting others.
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education– literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
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