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One person’s success depends on another person’s failure.
In order to succeed in this world, it is sometimes necessary to step on others along the way.
My successes don’t mean much if most other people succeed at the same task.
An accomplishment is only really meaningful if it is rare.
To give to others usually requires a sacrifice on the part of the giver.
I believe that people are basically self-interested.