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Show Of Hands October 28th, 2013 11:43pm

Considering where you began (family, wealth, natural talents, etc.), how successful would you say you are at this point in your life?

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chivalry74
10/30/13 3:44 pm

Above average striving for exceptional

homegrape Missouri
10/29/13 11:27 pm

I was born into a family of drug addicts and gang members. I ended up spending a lot of my youth in foster homes that were less than desirable, but I'm 19, finished school, drug free, and have 2 jobs. I'd say I'm doing pretty well.

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CutCopy Wedding
10/29/13 9:16 pm

Student and in debt. Unemployed. Living off from parents tuition funds and housing. Study my ass off every day and I still get lower grade than my peers. I got my first D in two years. So yeah i'd rate my life a D right now :(

muxpux S.W. Washington
10/29/13 8:15 pm

Nice neighborhood in the heart of a medium sized town. Dropped out of H.S. got my GED and struggling to find steady work while being 31 and living with parents. But!! I don't do drugs so I got that goin for me haha.

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thinkpol Pennsylvania
10/29/13 7:36 pm

Well I haven't killed myself yet, so I consider that success of a certain kind.

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ontargetlisa
10/29/13 6:38 pm

Grew up in a household with two alcoholic parents who divorced after spending all their money (they made a lot) irresponsibly.
Live a stable, happy, sober life; have a beautiful home; happily married; college; good jobs and savings for retirement.

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MoonFireDancer New Jersey
10/29/13 5:37 pm

I'm working on being more assertive but who knows how long that'll take.

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Hellfire77 Colorado
10/29/13 1:40 pm

I was able to turn things around in my life over 4-5 years. Stopped smoking, got a good job, paid off my debts, got a new car, and saving for a house. I still picked average because I feel empty emotionally.

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mrken
10/29/13 11:16 am

My mama is proud, since I've done very well!

stevekl Richmond, VA
10/29/13 8:22 am

Rofl I'm a hideous failure

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bonemouth lost in the wilderness
10/29/13 7:58 am

Growing up on welfare and now a tax payer. Yep... Above average.

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dugbob Deep South
10/29/13 6:18 am

40+% can't be above average. Most people have an over-inflated opinion of their accomplishments

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skacey best poll is evenly split
10/29/13 6:07 am

I started off raised by a single parent. Failed out of high school, dropped out of college. Spent four years in the infantry and now I have a six figure income, and my wife doesn't have to work. I would say exceptional.

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ajpreyes Laveen
10/29/13 3:34 am

I've had some very serious setbacks in my life, but I've achieved a lot of good things that helped a lot of people, am well lived and I've survived numerous tragedies. So while I'm disabled, poor and struggling I'm saying above average.

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catslax
10/29/13 3:34 am

Interesting party filter, to say the least.

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CallMeSmith The Tardis
10/28/13 11:46 pm

Born two two high school or less education parents that lived in the absolute worst part of the state. Now, I'm in college with a job already in my field with a career already longed up the moment that I graduate (I for sure have the job).

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kellyw The Mississippi Delta
10/28/13 11:43 pm

Doing pretty well for myself, but I've had a LOT of advantages to get here.

getupbaby South City
10/28/13 10:59 pm

I'm totally fucking it up and am blaming whoever is president THE ENTIRE FUCKING TIME!

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/28/13 9:50 pm

I'm trying my damnedest but I haven't achieved much.

comppete Las Vegas
10/28/13 9:47 pm

From where I started and what my mother and my aunt thought I was going to be, I am exceptional. Even if you compare me to my sibling, who all had the same upbringing.

Archimedes
10/28/13 9:05 pm

Born to 17 yr old parents, high school drop out,... Now have well over 100 employees.... Work hard, then work harder and you will succeed.

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hexin Wisconsin
10/28/13 8:45 pm

Total F. Killing myself if my grade doesn't improve.

homegrape Missouri
10/29/13 11:29 pm

I hope you're not serious. And if you are, please get some help. I hope things get better for you.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/28/13 8:20 pm

I'm doing better than my parents did. Also, I believe that I've moved up a notch compared to my upbringing.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/28/13 8:17 pm

What really matters? Are you on the treadmill of others expectations or on a journey to the destiny of your heart? Do you love others and yourself?

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Archimedes
10/28/13 9:01 pm

Sounds like your blowing it.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/29/13 7:51 am

Not sure I understand what you are saying.

lmurder MDK
10/28/13 7:31 pm

Let's say I'd have one hell of a book.

rastamonsta
10/28/13 7:16 pm

Above average. I'm not exceptional yet but I definitely hope to be. I always strive to better myself, not only financially but also as a human being. I'm lucky to say I love what I'm doing and I'm growing my online business. I'm glad to see others

rastamonsta
10/28/13 7:16 pm

On SOH are successful as well. Our happiness is all we've got.

cgmonin Maryland
10/28/13 6:32 pm

Around average, maybe a little more. But I plan to become very successful some day...hard work!

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/28/13 6:08 pm

Exceptional - but only because if my education level

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stinkypete In the Sky
10/28/13 5:45 pm

Money aside I would say I have an above average family. It's almost surreal 99% of the time how wonderful my little family is and how happy I am. Who doesn't wish they made more money??

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magnum
10/28/13 5:35 pm

I make double what my parents make combined yet, I still feel like I'm only average. I have so much farther to go.

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kcam1390
10/28/13 5:35 pm

Considering from where I began ... F. Considering my status and comparing it to the average of others my age .. A.

magnum
10/28/13 6:00 pm

Old money Connecticut. lol

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/28/13 5:34 pm

I coulda been a contender! Wish I had a nuclear family, but discipline was more often touted than support. I rebelled after high school and at delayed life and career. I'd do the same if I had to repeat as it made me the man I yam today!

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/28/13 5:32 pm

I've improved myself much more than I ever thought possible, and it's nice to see how far I've come. A so far :)

rons screw politicians
10/28/13 5:29 pm

Worked hard, saved hard, retired at 55! Do volunteer work now.

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ontargetlisa
10/29/13 6:41 pm

Good for you!

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/28/13 5:21 pm

I've gone from the lowest economic quintile to well into the highest quintile. I give myself a B because I always try to push myself to do more.

susanr Colorado
10/28/13 5:02 pm

B, I guess. I've done very well at some things, & helped raise a wonderful person. I've managed not to do anything terrible; I'm reasonably content with my past & present life. But I could have done better with my abilities, or gotten serious sooner.

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JKL622 ohio
10/28/13 4:57 pm

I never feel like I've done what my Mom would have wanted me to do. But, think I've done right by my kids. So- I'm middle of the road at this point in my life.

megomez712 Vagabond
10/28/13 4:57 pm

C, could be worse but it could be a whole LOT better

Liberty 4,032,064
10/28/13 4:54 pm

24 years old. Employed. Happily married. No debt. Working on buying a house.
I'd say an A-

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EarlyBird Portland
10/28/13 6:32 pm

Wtg Liberty :)

EarlyBird Portland
10/28/13 6:40 pm

way to go

Liberty 4,032,064
10/28/13 6:41 pm

Gotcha. Thanks!

apparition Tacoma
10/29/13 10:33 am

Getting married at 24 is like leaving a party at 10:30. Why not party longer?

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/28/13 4:53 pm

I love that I am a D. It's like a smile turned into a grade.

Waaaay better than the mountain peak: A
Only just better than a boobie-shaped: B
And SO not a tipped-over glass: C

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/28/13 4:54 pm

Don't be silly. Nothing beats the boob shaped B.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/28/13 5:02 pm

I'm with E-mail on this one

Emma Austin.ish.
10/28/13 5:02 pm

oops, Em, lol.
ducking auto cucumber

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/28/13 4:52 pm

I'll be more accurate answering this question in 3 months after college acceptance letters are in my hands.

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CDFL alt right, alt snowflake
10/28/13 4:51 pm

I'm tempted to say A, but I could be doing better

HayleyS looking up.
10/28/13 4:51 pm

I feel like I haven't done much. But neither have very many 18 year olds I guess.

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/28/13 5:14 pm

I don't know, I've done a lot of 18 year olds and have generally been impressed.

Mattwall1
10/28/13 5:19 pm

Hayley, for am 18 year old, how would you grade yourself?
Suppressed, lol

HayleyS looking up.
10/28/13 5:26 pm

Well I'm not really sure how to respond to you, suppressed. So yeah haha

And Matt, I gave myself a B... B-

magnum
10/28/13 5:59 pm

No one realizes that suppressed is 47.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/28/13 4:50 pm

D-, probably

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/28/13 4:52 pm

I was gonna go on a "you needa be positive", but I also gave myself a D... So you lucked out this time!

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/28/13 4:53 pm

A "you needa be positive" rant btw, that's why I got a D.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/28/13 5:05 pm

ha, I'll take it. I'm usually not a lucky gal. ;)

Mattwall1
10/28/13 5:12 pm

Emma, think like a proton remember?

Emma Austin.ish.
10/28/13 5:33 pm

lol, I didn't give myself an F, now, did I? :p

Mattwall1
10/28/13 5:35 pm

Fluorine, iron, or francium?

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/28/13 5:50 pm

With them looks and that brain, good luck would be a bit of overkill anyway. Give others a chance girl DAMN!! Haha <3