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57 Post author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 01:38AM

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Comment author: Mitchell_Porter 07 May 2011 06:31:49AM 9 points [-]

You also need to be willing to lie, cheat, steal, kill, use people, betray them.

This is false.

If we are talking about how to become rich, famous, and a historically significant person, I suspect that neither of us speaks with real authority. And of course, just being evil is not by itself a guaranteed path to the top! But I'm sure it helps to clear the way.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 06:38:08AM 6 points [-]

I'm sure it helps to clear the way.

Sure. I'm only disagreeing with what you said in your original comment.