Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for May 24, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 6 years ago

    Insomnia and caffeine help.

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    Adiraiju  about 6 years ago

    And often, fantastic strokes of fortune that they feel intensely uncomfortable admitting to.

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    knight1192a  about 6 years ago

    Seems impossible to define really. Certainly there are some folks who fit Goat’s description who aren’t successful at all. And there are others who don’t work that hard and yet their quite successful.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Trying not to be political: It depends on how you define success. For some, success is surviving another day. For others, it is acquiring as much STUFF as humanly possible and all’s fair. And everything in between.

    I would say that success on a world-class scale, like a virtuoso or a brilliant scientist, is more often sparked by not only great natural gifts but exceptional drive and a sense of purpose. Single-minded, disciplined people can accomplish great things. They can also become unhinged. High-strung means high anxiety.

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    blunebottle  about 6 years ago

    I knew it! Business tycoons were all brain damaged as kids!

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    ND Cool Z  about 6 years ago

    Success is the hard way in and failure is the easy way out. Choose your path!

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    chris_weaver  about 6 years ago

    ♫ I want a girl who gets up early

    I want a girl who stays up late

    I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity

    Who uses a machete, to cut through red tape ♫

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    Tom Thawk  about 6 years ago

    If hard work was all it took, there would be billionaire tribal women in Africa.

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    Snolep  about 6 years ago

    “We never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do " (Stephen Stills)

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Frequency and timing.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Simple, ask you father for $1,000,000 and then you’re on you way to success! Things like buying a casino.

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    hariseldon59  about 6 years ago

    I don’t necessarily think you have to get up earlier. Some people are more productive later in the day. I’ve never really been a morning person, and have done some of my best work in the evening and late night hours.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Goat forgot “ruthlessness.”

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    e.groves  about 6 years ago

    1% inspiration, 99% perspiration?

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    F-Flash  about 6 years ago

    There are no do-overs goat, just mulligans.

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    Reader  about 6 years ago

    According to Edison – it’s 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration (or in his case, seeing the light).

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    Masterskrain  about 6 years ago

    Of course being given several Million $$ by your dad helps…

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    willie_mctell  about 6 years ago

    The key event of Horatio Slger stories was the random event, the runaway carriage carrying the plutocrat’s daughter or something equally unlikely.

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    wagnertinatlanta  about 6 years ago

    Proper choice of ancestors is essential.

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    Display  about 6 years ago

    There are many factors to that which can be very beneficial. That’s why they’re call benefactors.

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    pchemcat  about 6 years ago

    Yes Rat, I was dropped on my head (sort of – pushed off the upper bunk by my brother & split my head open on an old-fashioned cast iron radiator. I received 6 stitches.) when I was 5. I do tell folks that is why I majored in Quantum Chemistry! ;-)

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Today’s successful businessmen are the ones that used to be called “confidence tricksters.”

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    Rat and Pig have found the secret to happiness: avoid “success” as defined by The World!

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    peabodyboy  about 6 years ago

    Some speak of the future.My love, she speaks softly.She knows there’s no success like failureAnd that failure’s no success at all.—Bob Dylan

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    wordsmeet  about 3 years ago

    That’s the American, Chinese and Japanese way of defining success: long work hours, higher “productivity” and an insane level of stress. Pass.

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