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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Dorikka 18 November 2011 03:02:43AM 0 points [-]

People may think that they're motivated to study because they want to increase their earnings, but then they don't actually achieve much in their studies. In reality, they might be only motivated to give the impression of being the kind of person who studies hard in order to increase their earnings, and looking like they work hard to study is enough to give this impression.

If you have data on whether studying is an optimal way to increase earnings, let me know or link me in the right direction, because it may have a significant impact on what I'm doing.