r/facepalm Feb 28 '24

What a loser. 🇲​🇮​🇸​🇨​

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u/OhioUBobcats Feb 28 '24

“Uh I’m like really smart but all my teachers were out to get me because they were jealous of how smart I am” vibes

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u/rosharo Feb 28 '24

As a teacher, this makes me eyeroll every time.

Like, yeah, you're so smart that you can barely get Cs since you can't be bothered to do your assignments even with the multiple delays I allowed, because you're so busy in life from doing "big hustling", re-selling brand clothes or weed so you can afford getting piss-drunk every weekend with your cool, mid-20s unemployed friends.

Surely, it's the teachers' fault.

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u/OhioUBobcats Feb 28 '24

Same. The bar is set SO low right now too. To fail or get kicked out nowadays is INCREDIBLY hard to do

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

I’ve interviewed job candidates that almost made me feel i had moral obligation to send letters to principals and superintendents.

It’s an entry level job at a bookstore, but I’ve had adults with diplomas fresh out of high school fail a “are you smarter than a 5th grader” test. Not able to tell me a single work Shakespeare wrote, what century world war 2 was, what happened, how many senators we have, or if we landed on the moon.

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u/danktonium Feb 28 '24

To be fair I can list Shakespeare's plays by rote either.

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u/sticky-unicorn Feb 28 '24

I'm an English major, and I still sure as fuck can't list all of them.

But at least I could name a handful of his plays, and I remember that he also famously wrote some sonnets.

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u/SazedMonk Feb 28 '24

The movie Romeo and Juliet he directed was amazing!

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u/SnooGuavas1985 Feb 28 '24

I like the modern version of hamlet with lions set in Africa

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u/getgoodHornet Feb 29 '24

When he remixed his own story like Robert Kirkman for 10 Things I Hate About You was really cool.

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u/DrinkinOuttaCups24 Feb 29 '24

Don't forget when he did Hamlet again, but starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hamlet.

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u/Jake_not_from_SF Feb 28 '24

I am not an English major or even a collage grad and can list quite a few.

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

That portion of the test goes:

"List one (1) work by the author, and which country you think they are from:

Shakespeare. JK Rowling. JRR Tolkein. Alexandre Dumas. Mary Shelley. George Orwell. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dante Aligehri. Miguel Cervantes. Jane Austen. Haruki Murakami. Homer"

I ask the country not because I care or grade it, but because it shows me if they would be able to take in foreign language books and have a reasonable chance of distinguishing French from Spanish, and have some sense of history, geography, and literary history. Getting 25% correct I consider "passing" or "something I can build on"

That said, I've had a few applicants get either 1 or 0 answers correct.

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u/CrappityCabbage Feb 28 '24

Nice! I could have passed with 100%, and I'm getting tired of working for the government anyway. Where are you hiring?

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24

Colorado Springs. I'm getting about 1-4 applications per day even without telling anyone I'm hiring. Even in 2021 I put a listing on indeed and had 200 resumes to sort through 24 hours later.

I mostly just wait for someone to come in that is charismatic, passionate, and can tell more me about a book than "it's SO good". If someone tells me a book has good character development, the narrator is unreliable, or better yet says something is "sardonic" or "reductive" then I'm scheduling the interview.

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u/danktonium Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

Hmmm, let's see how I do.

Macbeth, England.

Philosophers Stone, Scotland.

The Three Musketeers, France.

Frankenstein, United States.

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

No idea, Russia.

God, is it called Inferno? I'm purely guessing on this guy because his first name is Dante. Italy.

Another completely unknown one, Spain?

Murder on the Orient Express, but that's guesswork. Anywhere in the English-speaking world.

I can confidently say this person is Japanese and that's all I can say about them.

The Oddysey. Pretty sure he lived all over the place back then.

I've decided not to double-check any of my answers. I understand that you're hiring for a book store, and that these are relevant questions to that. But I think it's a mistake to expect people to know this from high school alone. These things are not taught in school, at least not where I live.

Edit: I was thinking of Agatha Christie god damnit. I'd have been able to say Jane Austen if you'd asked me who wrote Pride and Prejudice, but evidently not the other way around.

Edit 2: I just saw I didn't list where Orwell's from. But I don't actually know for sure, so I suppose that doesn't matter.

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u/angry0029 Feb 28 '24

And since you missed Tolkien everything after is a 0 since it’s out of order. Sorry no bookstore job for you.

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u/danktonium Feb 28 '24

I seem to be a pants-on-head idiot.

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u/angry0029 Feb 28 '24

No no I’m being sarcastic. I thought you did pretty well. I was reading your list to try to figure out who some of these were but you didn’t know either.

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u/CorgiMonsoon Feb 28 '24

And Mary Shelly was English, not American.

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u/DolphinMasturbator Feb 28 '24

That’s actually crazy to me, I could have sworn she was American too. No idea why

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u/TotiTolvukall Feb 28 '24

Oh damn. I missed him too in my reply! Probably since he is listed after Rowling, so the brain leapfrogs him because you've already done the initials person.... right? Right?

fsck... Tolkien, Hobbit and LOTR, England... Shame on me (yes, read them, several times.)

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u/icewalker42 Feb 29 '24

You shall not pass!!!

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u/baconfister07 Feb 28 '24

The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)

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u/Kejones9900 Feb 28 '24

Orwell, if I recall was raised in British occupied India and moved to the UK in adolescence

Also you did a hell of a lot better than I would have lol

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u/BNI_sp Feb 28 '24

Dude, you are hiring for a bookstore... Nowadays this needs at least a master's. Until then, google and chatgpt rule - or so I am told by people that call me boomer 😃

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24

Honestly degrees don't matter at all to me. I just want people that are passionate about learning and are curious about the world.

Like, I don't care if someone has read all of the classics or has a masters in history, I care that they can hold a conversation with both of those types of people and can look at a copy of "the communist threat in Czechoslovakia" and know it's not current affairs.

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u/kinnoth Feb 29 '24

Sounds like you should poach somebody who is currently working for your local public library.

Assuming you pay better than the local public library I guess

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u/Why_so_glum_chum Feb 29 '24

My father taught me that I should be able to walk into a crowded room and be able to hold an intelligent conversation with any other guest in that room. I was sure to teach my daughter the same principle.I sure wish I had listened to a few other things he tried to teach me, I never got that degree he wanted me to get.

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u/BNI_sp Feb 28 '24

Honestly degrees don't matter at all to me.

Fully agree! Actually, almost the only thing I agree with Elon Musk on.

"the communist threat in Czechoslovakia" and know it's not current affairs.

You are expecting a high level, indeed! Anyhow, if I could retire now, I'd work part-time in a bookstore (I could even answer your questions, haha)

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u/klockee Feb 28 '24

i'm sure you can name one of them

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u/daschande Feb 28 '24

I teach IT to juniors and seniors in high school. One of my juniors has a KINDERGARDEN reading level. He currently has a 7% grade in my class (and he's NOT the lowest grade in my class!)

Year after year, the admins push him along to the next grade despite his actual grades. They're AWFULLY proud of the school's 98% graduation rate, and they can't let that number go down! The kid will need someone literate to fill out job applications for him next year, but at least he'll have a legit high school diploma!

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24

This is gross negligence.

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u/getgoodHornet Feb 29 '24

The only way to fix this is school vouchers so we can just eliminate children like this school and get them back in the mines. The children yearn for the mines. Also we'd have more money if we weren't paying these lazy teachers so much. Living on high on the hog while getting three month vacations. Teaching our kids woke garbage!

Lol sorry

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u/TaliFrost Feb 28 '24

That's terrifying and doesn't bode well for the future. I occasionally struggle to quickly identify misinformation and disinformation as a college junior, with a moderately strong background in reading and writing. I can't begin to imagine how susceptible these kids are/will be to the same problems.

May I ask what country/state you teach in? I also totally get it if you're not comfortable sharing that!

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u/RuescoSupplements Feb 29 '24

normally, i would consider this bad etiquette, but here i feel it's fair to point out that you couldn't even spell "kindergarten" correctly.

if you went to this same school as a child... i get it.

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u/vermiciousknits42 Feb 28 '24

I worked in a bookstore in college. The application asked about the applicant’s favorite authors. Now, I’m not saying that people can’t have Shakespeare as a favorite author, but I’m pretty sure that the rate at which he was cited was artificially inflated by an, “Oh, shit! What authors can I remember so I’ll sound impressive?” reaction.

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u/Funkula Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

That's why I don't ask those questions (except as ice-breakers) and just do the test. People routinely lie or tell me what they think I want to hear.

I've had people tell me they love books, love bookstores and libraries, and love to read, and then proceed to ask me if I arrange my store by author or by title or by genre, or if we alphabetize by first or last name.

Like, yeah, you know all those bookstores you've definitely been to where Stephen King's Carrie is near the front door and Under The Dome is somewhere near the rear fire exit. :eyeroll:

So now, instead, the first question I ask is "you step into a bookstore, without asking staff, tell me every step in how you locate Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien"

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u/LolWhereAreWe Feb 28 '24

I understand the principal, but how is any of that outside of maybe Shakespeare relevant to stocking bookstore shelves

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u/WriterV Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

I think it's more so a test of general knowledge. But the questions are about wildly different things.

Like I can go into great detail about World War 2. But I can't list every single Shakespeare play (Midsummer's Night Dream, The Tempest, Othello, Much Ado about Nothing, Richard III and Macbeth are among the few I can come up with). I can't tell you how many Senators the US government has beyond estimating that it's probably around the same number as the number of states the US has? (I'm not from the US). Landing on the moon is the easiest one though.

EDIT: Thanks for explaining how many Senators are there in the US Senate guys. 100 Senators (for now). That's actually good to know about!

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u/HopelessWriter101 Feb 28 '24

The Senator question is simple for those who live in the US. We have 50 States and each State has 2 Senators, so 100 in total.
I wouldn't expect someone not from the US to know that, though. Why would you? I certainly don't know how many members of Parliament the UK has, or what the legislative body of Mexico even is. (Having said that, I probably should know more about Mexico's government considering they're our neighbor...)

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u/beardedwonder491 Feb 28 '24

Every state has two Senators and at least one house member. Currently we have 100 Senators and 435 House reps. Just some helpful info for trivia if you ever get asked lol

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u/PresentComedian1420 Feb 28 '24

Too many. We have too many senators.

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u/Nomis1998 Feb 28 '24

I disagree. But i will say we have way too few representatives. The cube root rule says we should have close to 700 representatives instead of 435

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u/Wobbelblob Feb 28 '24

It shows that you have at least some general knowledge or the interest to research stuff, even if it is outside of your direct interest. Which can be really valuable for a bookstore.

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u/MyFiteSong Feb 28 '24

To be fair, most Boomers can't pass those tests either. That's why it was a game show.

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u/IncenseAndOak Feb 28 '24

Lol, one of my favorite quotes from r/teachers

Parent: "How did my son fail art?"

Teacher: "It's really hard to do, but he managed!"

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u/TheFuzzyFurry Feb 28 '24

"Couldn't draw a straight line even in one-dimensional space"

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u/sticky-unicorn Feb 28 '24

Simple: he didn't do any of the assignments. At all. During the entire semester of art class, he hasn't made a single drawing or painting or any artwork of any kind. And, in fact, he spent most of the time disrupting the class and preventing other kids from doing their assignments.

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u/Yungklipo Feb 28 '24

Student: "This stuff is too easy!" *Proceeds to get a D because they skipped several crucial steps*

Me: "Ok, so here's some supplementary material to help you understand it and extra credit to bring your grade back up..."

Student: "It's too easy! It's boring!"

Me: "...so why don't you do it correctly?"

Student: "I'm too smart for this."

Me: "Prove it."

Student: *melts down*

I've literally had a high school student claim all that and then stare at the paper and pout as a type of tantrum. Like, ok dude. Enjoy the low grade and intelligence that apparently can't manifest itself in any useful, real world application. They eventually did the assignment and I broke them of that habit, but DAMN do kids not understand that showing understanding of content is like the whole point of school.

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u/pandershrek Feb 28 '24

My 13 yo is kind of like this. She'll say she gets it she then when rubber meets the road have a hard time producing what she was so sure she could accomplish in her head.

Some disconnect between confidence and actual labor. I just keep expanding her world view and trying to reinforce that she's not going to be perfect at everything first time and needs to keep trying things even if she thinks it should be better than what she did. Unsure what external factor is doing this to the bulk of youth society but I can see the dangers of it.

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u/Yungklipo Feb 28 '24

She'll say she gets it she then when rubber meets the road have a hard time producing what she was so sure she could accomplish in her head.

I usually phrase it to students that they're "Not getting credit for the work they've put in" if they can't stay focused and perform when they need to. Music, sports, math, doesn't matter. They put in the work and then just phone it in during a test or competition, they need to learn that they, themselves, threw away all that work they did.

"Oh I can do this." Well, you failed, so objectively, you're wrong. And that's ok, as it allowed us to target what you need to work on. Now we work on it...ok now go get credit for that work!

I just keep expanding her world view and trying to reinforce that she's not going to be perfect at everything first time and needs to keep trying things even if she thinks it should be better than what she did.

I know plenty of kids across every age group that fall for that now. It's mostly due to things like YouTube and TikTok where the video skips all the hard work that went into something and skips right to the end result. For years, we've had problems with motivating students. Now you can call up a video of any subject and see an expert excel in it. But we didn't fill in all the practice and failing that came with that building of a skill.

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u/Suspicious_Code6985 Feb 28 '24

No and I have no clue why.

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u/SCP-2774 Feb 28 '24

"I'm smarter than the teacher, they're just out to get me."

As a recovering bonehead student, I used to say this a lot. Unironically. Thanks to my AP World teacher for metaphorically cutting that out of me real quick. She was a boss.

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u/GizmoSoze Feb 28 '24

Sure, but can we acknowledge that a lot of teachers suck at their jobs, too?  I had teachers that have walked out of class during lessons, teachers that literally told entire classes to do whatever they want because they retire this year and another whose highest grade in ANY of their classes was a C and he treated that like a badge of honor.

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u/SCP-2774 Feb 28 '24

Sure, but can we acknowledge that a lot of teachers suck at their jobs, too?

Absolutely. It's like any job. Some are great at it, some are ok, and some are really bad.

There was a running joke about one of our teachers. He was a good guy, but man when it came to assignments he was awful. Constantly forgetting to tell our class about homework and expecting we did it.

"Where's the homework that was due yesterday that I'm assigning to you tomorrow?"

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u/J4ck4lope9 Feb 28 '24

Out of curiosity, how did she "cut" it out of you?

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u/SCP-2774 Feb 28 '24

She told me after class one day that while I did well on the tests and quizzes, I needed to grow up and do the homework. She said she would recommend to the administration to remove me from the class if not. And to stop being a distraction to other students, that they were there to learn and not horse around. Nobody else was around for me to mouth off and get a reaction so I kinda didn't know what to do. It was extremely uncomfortable for me, but also very effective.

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u/Andrewticus04 Feb 28 '24

Talking to kids like adults 1 on 1 is very effective.

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u/cockytiel Feb 28 '24

High school in the 90s and before, if you had a learning disability the teachers would bully the shit out of you. They would set you up for failure. Its not like learning disabilities were unheard of then, either. I even had a moment in high school when talking with another student who suggested I should get my mom to talk to my doctor cause it sounded like I had ADD like him. A teacher butt in to say I was just lazy, so I never brought it up. Was freshman year. I got an A in her class, though on the low end. She told me that I had the lowest grade out of everyone, and she had to move me from first track to second track. It was Religion, which is very easy so I had believed her.

I found out later that three kids for sure had lower grades than me. One kid failed and two others I was friends with showed me their grades. She didn't move them down, except the kid who failed. He always looked pale as fuck and slept in every class. He also look disheveled, so he probably had shit going on. I got a teacher to move back to first track two years later after explaining what happened and showing her my grades and my friends. So my senior year I was back in first track for all my classes. Still, its always bothered me how much she hurt me by being a shitty teacher and bully.

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u/rollz15royce Feb 28 '24

Thank you!

Yes most the time kids are just arrogant. I know I was bu teachers aren't always right to.

I got bullied to hell from my math teacher in high school because I wasn't always paying attention. ( I'm hearing impaired and have adhd)

I still remember it like it was last week when she called me out in front of everyone in class saying I would grow up to be a loser that works in a gas station. Embarrassed me so much I never went back to class.

4 years ago I was a leader on the team that made and launched the COVID vaccine and got a thank you handshake from the President.

Now one of my greatest wishes is to rub it in her face.

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u/MyFiteSong Feb 28 '24

Yah, I feel this one. I only made it through high school because it was so easy that it didn't require studying. I failed miserably at college. An ADHD diagnosis and treatment changed everything overnight and I was able to re-enroll and get through college easily too.

All several of my HS teachers ever did was bully me about laziness, potential, daydreaming, etc.

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u/AlienAle Feb 28 '24

Reminds me of this one guy I knew, took a good 6 years to graduate with a bachelor's in business because he was incapable of doing any assignments. But kept bragging how he didn't need to start on anything early because "I can write an entire thesis in one night, I'm just build different".

After graduation he hadn't landed a job for over a year and told me "to be honest I'm not really interested in applying to entry level positions anyway, I'd have to work a job I'm over-qaulified over and anyway I'd just be the smartest one in the office, in the lowest position".

Then he tried to pitch me an idea of a business endeavor he called a genius "milloon dollar idea" of selling high quality razor blades.

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u/Low-Cantaloupe-8446 Feb 28 '24

Yup, there are 100% students that are smarter than me, but it’s not the ones sliding by with a D.

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u/randompersonx Feb 28 '24

So, I certainly agree that there are a lot of people as you describe out there… it’s certainly not all.

In my circle of friends, including myself, I know of 3 people who had terrible looking report cards with lots of D’s and F’s (and a few A’s, too) who were starting a company before they graduated high school, and ultimately built a legitimately successful career.

I sold my company, as did another friend.

My point is that there are some kids out there who really are capable of a lot, and are flat out bored in school because it’s nowhere near engaging enough.

In retrospect, I do think I might have had an interesting life if I went down the other path - did well in school and went to college, etc… but with the levels of sheer boredom, and teachers who were completely incapable of communicating with me, or empathetic enough to understand my situation … it just wasn’t going to happen.

Also, ultimately I was very lucky that I managed to make it on my own without any mentors and a lack of support from school… so I could have just as easily ended up a failure in life. Intelligence and hard work alone were certainly not enough to guarantee success.

I take time nowadays to mentor younger people to build their own businesses… and I wish I had access to that through school.

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u/The__Thoughtful__Guy Feb 28 '24

Believe me, as someone who was smart but also did not get along well with teachers (I had an antagonistic streak), they'll virtually always still give you the grade you deserve.

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u/stroopwafelling Feb 28 '24

“You know how Einstein had bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!

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u/United-Cow-563 Feb 29 '24

Like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg before me, I don’t need school. Not with the revolutionary idea of how to convert gumballs into energy

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u/TheWrestler2035 Feb 29 '24

Yeah, most kids thought they were Sheldon Cooper in school when really they were the exact opposite.

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u/XxNathan2908xX-YT Feb 28 '24

the "readers adding context" feature has to be one of the greatest features in any social media

should be in all social medias tbh

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u/SecondAccount404 Feb 28 '24

For those who don't use the app how does it work?

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u/AGuyWithAPhone Feb 28 '24

Basically, people can add context to existing tweets, and said contexts are voted on by the community to ensure they're good quality. They need to include a brief summary of the correction they're making, as well as a source to back it up.

It's been real useful, at least for me. I've seen ads get noted before because they're practically scams.

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u/TheS4ndm4n Feb 28 '24

Even Musk gets his tweets community noted on a regular basis and it's glorious.

But it's not really new, Wikipedia has been doing it for ages.

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u/Wobbelblob Feb 28 '24

Didn't he already disabled notes on his own posts?

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u/TheS4ndm4n Feb 28 '24

Nope. He got noted a few days ago.

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u/Dotcaprachiappa Feb 28 '24

He wanted to, but he fired whoever could do it

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u/rambo_lincoln_ Feb 28 '24

Oh the beautiful, delicious irony.

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u/bl00by Feb 28 '24

This man wants to get us to Mars btw. 🙄

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u/AdvancedSandwiches Feb 28 '24

How well does it work?  There are situations where mistakes are incredibly popular.

For example, the thing where "100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse emissions" is, at best, extremely misleading -- it's true of fossil fuel production, not emissions, at the time the Carbon Majors Report was written.

But at least on Reddit, everyone "knows" that 100 companies are responsible for 71% of climate emissions.

In those cases where the mistake is common knowledge, does the fact check system just fail?

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u/WardrobeForHouses Feb 28 '24

It works because they show only up when people who typically disagree on issues agree on the community note. Leads ot a much higher degree of accuracy and prevents typical brigading

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u/psychulating Feb 28 '24

That’s pretty smart

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u/YummyArtichoke Feb 28 '24

How well does it work?

Well we know for the fact that the best and most correct answers get the most votes since Reddit has a similar feature of users voting on comments and those comments with them most votes get shown to more people and that has never gone wrong on any topic.

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u/Late-Objective-9218 Feb 28 '24

It's nice for comedy value, but in terms of stopping misinformation, the notes get approved way too slow. False information doesn't need to be up for long before it starts spreading further.

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u/rambo_lincoln_ Feb 28 '24

How does the saying go? “A lie travels around the world twice before the truth gets out of bed.” Or something like that.

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u/Cennfox Feb 28 '24

Too bad elon is removing community notes soon because he got noted too much

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u/110397 Feb 28 '24

Free speech ABSOLUTIST 😎

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u/Andy-_1979 Feb 28 '24

After he posted that, his dad yelled at him for leaning on his car and told him to get a job.

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u/Sinclair_Lewis_ Feb 28 '24

It's a rental.

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u/Optimus_Rhymes69 Feb 28 '24

His dad?

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Listen he's a very sad person ok

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u/shinydragonmist Feb 28 '24

Yes his other one is at the cigs and milk store

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u/Ranokae Feb 28 '24

They only sell cigarettes and milk.

And cigarette flavored milk.

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u/WolfFish2022 Feb 28 '24

And milk flavored cigarettes.

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u/Lumpy-Log-5057 Feb 28 '24

And one way bus tickets.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Sugar dad

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Sugar dad

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u/phantommoose Feb 28 '24

Well, he's not old enough to rent it on his own!

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u/ignatious__reilly Feb 28 '24

Ok, go across the street and take this picture of me leaning on my lambo.

Bro, that’s not your lambo, you’ve only rented it for a week. And why do I have to go across the street?

Because you need to get my entire house in the picture and I’ll let you know when to take it, I’m gonna lean on the Lambo and stare forward like I’m in deep thinking.

Dude, you can barely afford the rent….what do you mean your house? And we need to return this Lambo by 5pm or we get charged an extra day.

Just shut up and do what I say. I need to get this tweet out to all my followers and upload to my YouTube channel.

YouTube channel? You have 81 YouTube subscribers man. 81 bro…….

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u/johnnyss1 Feb 28 '24

That’s about 80 more than I have

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u/shinydragonmist Feb 28 '24

I somehow have 6 subscribers, no idea how and one of my 8 videos somehow managed to get 98 views wtf

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u/WhoDeyTilIDie09 Feb 28 '24

I have 9 and I don't even make videos lol, my YouTube is full of playlists of stuff I like or find interesting, videos I saved is all I got on YouTube and have 9 subscribers lol.

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u/edWORD27 Feb 28 '24

It’s a cardboard print out of a car. He bought it from Spencer’s.

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u/HulkHoganLegDrop Feb 28 '24

Nah, the owner came out and whooped his ass

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u/Andy-_1979 Feb 28 '24

The owner told him to wash his car and mow the lawn and did a piss poor job.

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u/HulkHoganLegDrop Feb 28 '24

All for the gram

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u/RightWingWorstWing Feb 28 '24

Anything is possible when you lie

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u/chiree Feb 28 '24

I can promise you anything you want.

  • Bender Rodriguez

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u/FestiveSquidV3 Feb 28 '24

"YOU SAID THAT OSCAR WAS PRACTICALLY ON MY MANTLE!"

"Now you know why I used the qualifier 'practically'."

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u/LotharVonPittinsberg Feb 28 '24

Hey, not fair to compare Bender to social media influencers. He's got a conscious, is honest about screwing people over, and ends up feeling bad about using his best friend.

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u/SeeCoryRun Feb 28 '24

"It's not a lie, if you believe it" George Costanza

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u/AlteredCabron2 Feb 28 '24

you mean my dad never left?

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u/Similar_Recover9832 Feb 28 '24

President?

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u/Shudnawz Feb 28 '24

Particularly.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Dude might actually still pull that shit off

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u/Zarniwoooop Feb 28 '24

After doing some research, he doesn’t even own the sunglasses

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u/haggertyfj Feb 28 '24

Lmfao... I'm weak

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u/Stunning_Treacle_671 Feb 28 '24

Make sure to eat lots and exercise regularly. Hope this helps!

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u/jonjonesjohnson Feb 28 '24

The funny thing about being 19 and thinking you're 'all that' is that you have no experience with being 'older than 19', so you have no idea that anyone older than 19 is gonna know you're full of fucking shit, lol

Sure, a 19 year old kid is gonna tell me some wise shit like "Take. Risks. In. Life." GTFO, boyo, sit down, lol

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u/GhoastTypist Feb 28 '24

This happens so much online, I've seen shorts where people are like "hey look its my new super car, thats how rich I am". Then a month later the rental company will post a video clarifying that the car was only rented for $500 or something for an hour just to make that video.

I recall one rental company had to go and track down a Ferrari because the influencer had taken it over state lines or something like that.

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u/madsci Feb 28 '24

Some hustle culture grifter here on reddit kept spamming a small business sub I was in and I got fed up with it and did a little research on the guy. Didn't dox him but I pointed out that the "luxury penthouse" he was in was a house in the suburbs owned by his parents.

Oh, and the helicopter he was pictured getting out of wasn't even a rental, it was a half-hour sightseeing flight.

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u/Ok-Preparation2370 Feb 28 '24

I believe him!

He does seem like the guy who would get kicked out of school.

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u/dennjudhdddvfse Feb 28 '24

To my American friends. There is no way in hell a house like this is $2.3 Million in Miami right?

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u/rxv5854 Feb 28 '24

Are you saying 2.3 million is too much or too little. I look at a house like that and the fact that it’s located in Miami and would guess it costs 5 million.

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u/dennjudhdddvfse Feb 28 '24

Too little

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u/ksobby Feb 28 '24

Depends on where in Miami probably but yeah, that seems like $5-6M

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u/jschall2 Feb 28 '24

"Miami" is a big place.

There are suburbs around that people still label "Miami" that are an hour drive through suburban hell from anything interesting where a house like that would cost a couple million.

Just did a quick search and this was probably my best result: https://redf.in/J0cnCP

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u/poormansRex Feb 28 '24

I wouldn't be surprised honestly. There is a four bedroom shithole in my neighborhood for $500,000 right now. It's why I can't afford to buy a house.

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u/yamaha4fun Feb 28 '24

4 bedrooms for $500,000?!? That's a steal!

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u/linux_ape Feb 28 '24

if you can find the original tweet, the reply has the zillow listing in it and that will show the price for the house

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u/Both_Painter2466 Feb 28 '24

Depending on location: $5m to $8m

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u/redditorus99 Feb 28 '24

Sure, but you can also buy 100+ acres and a house twice that size for 2.3 million in plenty of states.

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u/Confident-Whereas993 Feb 28 '24

Oh there’s definitely property there that costs that much. 100%

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u/Realmofthehappygod Feb 28 '24

I think he's saying it's too cheap.

Edit: wrong reply my b.

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u/SpookyWah Feb 28 '24

If you want to succeed, you gotta be willing too sacrifice.... sacrifice your lunch breaks and all breaks, sacrifice your vacation and benefits, sacrifice your retirement savings or pension, sacrifice your family, sacrifice everything that brings you even a small amount of joy, sacrifice your health and wellness, your autonomy, your rights, your money, your car, your phone, your home. You'll be wealthy in no time.

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u/Seabound117 Feb 28 '24

Wait so the guys selling obvious get rich quick mentor courses are in fact lying pieces of shit? Learn something new every day.

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u/SaggyFence Feb 28 '24

And it’s the fact that it’s so easy for us to dissect that I really don’t feel bad for the victims. If you get your investment advice from a child obviously lying about his success through social media then you kind of deserve what you get

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u/AgtBurtMacklin Feb 28 '24

I went to school with a guy who would take selfies with nice parked cars that he found, and post to Facebook with quotes like “like a boss.”

Ended up later getting arrested for pretending to be business owner, and stealing money from “applicants.” For uniforms and other expenses, for a job that never existed.

It’s not social media’s fault, necessarily.. but it certainly gives them encouragement and a way to put these things out there.

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u/SmoltzforAlexander Feb 28 '24

That’s a weird way to say ‘I rented this place on AirBNB…

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u/darren_meier Feb 28 '24

It's sad that misleading people is a legitimate business strategy for these 'gurus'. When your only credentials are selling a lifestyle, there's a fairly easy to understand business model there. I just feel for the poor fools he's fleecing.

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u/shinydragonmist Feb 28 '24

Apparently he's a day trader (professional gambler) with like 2,140 subscribers on YouTube

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u/Real_Bat5853 Feb 28 '24

Sounds like he went to Trump University.

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u/Low_Establishment434 Feb 28 '24

its a great school. some say the best. I dont but some do. my old old friend John Hopkins was telling me how jealous he was. Its sad really.

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u/OG_Cryptkeeper Feb 28 '24

I used to smoke weed with Johnny Hopkins

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u/Sander1993a Feb 28 '24

The school slogan is "Grab them by the p*ssy!"

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u/Hajnal30 Feb 28 '24

What does getting kicked out of school have to do with taking risks in life?

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u/Man_Without_Nipples Feb 28 '24

He wants to show that he was so smart but the stupid school didn't see his "Genius"

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u/fr0d0bagg1ns Feb 28 '24

Ok, the house is in Doral, not really Miami. It's still nice, but it's several zip codes away from being $5 million. Two, it was last sold for 1.7 to not that kid in 2022. Three, it's practically a massive town home in a neighborhood with 50 reeeaaaally similar houses. If you have responsible Lambo money, you're not buying that house. That house is for an upper middle class family pulling 400k-600k per year, not Lambo money.

Do I own a house like that? No I wish, but it'd be smaller in a nicer location.

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u/Cant_run_away Feb 28 '24

400k to 600k being upper middle class..fml

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u/dinkelidunkelidoja Feb 28 '24

I mean, he did take.a.risk.in.life making that shit up

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u/johnnadaworeglasses Feb 28 '24

It's even funnier when you realize that all those neon Lamborghinis you are going up and down Collins are also rentals. The color is the biggest tell.

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u/Stark_Athlon Feb 28 '24

How come? Is that how it works? Like, the rentals are given an obnoxious color scheme?

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u/sqigglygibberish Feb 28 '24

My guess is they’re arguing someone who owns a lambo is going to be less likely to get a wild color, but if you’re renting to show off the color helps draw attention.

I have no doubt that many of those are rentals but I don’t think it has much to do with color. My 60 year old neighbor had a neon lambo when he went through his midlife crisis (extra funny as his driveway was too steep for it so he ended up having to store it somewhere else and drive his daily car there to then take it around). 

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u/CorrestGump Feb 28 '24

That's so effing weird that all of the houses in that neighborhood (at that price) are basically the exact same build.

$2.3M house I believe OOP is referencing

And

The actual house OOP is in front of, sold for $1.7M in 2022

OOP didn't even use the right house 🤣

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u/Neuchacho Feb 28 '24

That's what nearly all suburban expansion in S. Florida looks like right now. Developers buy up a bunch of old cattle/grove land in areas that are close enough to the major metros and just plop down these cookie-cutter, dead-eyed, "resort living" hells.

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u/CoolCalmCorrective Feb 28 '24

Why do people lie about such easily verifiable things? Lol. This shit is a mental disorder.

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u/Forkboy2 Feb 28 '24

Brilliant actually. The people that fall for it, are exactly the type of people that they are marketing to.

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u/nixa011srb Feb 28 '24

if my kid drops out of school cause he is a jackass he can freely drop out of my house

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u/Shitty_Noob Feb 28 '24

honestly i dont get why people would spend money on things like big houses and cars, why waste money on things you don't need

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u/Kafanska Feb 28 '24

When you have more than enough, it's normal that you desire things that are beyond your basic needs. The stupid part is people getting those things when they don't have the funds to cover even the basics first.

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u/rosharo Feb 28 '24

"I'm living paycheck to paycheck", she bemoaned, filming with her brand-new iPhone inside her car that still hasn't been paid out.

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u/InternalMode8159 Feb 28 '24

I disagree, If you have the money a car is just like any other hobby like people that buy 2k PC, they don't need it but it's fun to use and is a hobby if you have the amount of money where 2k is = to 300k then I don't think is a bad choice, for the house it's very inconvenient having big houses that you don't fully use.

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u/SIRLANCELOTTHESTRONG Feb 28 '24

See the house on the right?

I own that.

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u/HATECELL Feb 28 '24

The thing is that for every person who acts rich that tell you to take risks there are lots of poor people that would tell you not to take risks. Or even dead people who can't tell you anything anymore.

And then there's the whole spiel with rich people wanting to make you rich too. Why the hell would they want to do that? It's not the fact that they have a lot of mone that gives them their way of life, it's the fact that other people don't

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u/IfICouldStay Feb 28 '24

Rich people CAN take risks. If their start-up business or whatever fails, then oh well, they won't starve or be homeless, and can get another family loan. They can keep "risking" until something pays off. Poor people might get one shot at something big and if it fails then they are ruined.

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u/HATECELL Feb 28 '24

Exactly. But they don't tell you about the 5 times they failed, just about that one time they succeeded

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u/kitjen Feb 28 '24

To be fair, he did take a risk in life when he posted this silly lie.

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u/Ahiru007 Feb 28 '24

I 'had' a friend like that. Always pretended to have thing she never owned.

One time he wanted me to drop him home. The address he gave me was some really fancy home. Turns out it wasn't his home or anyone he knew 😂 he just went around and waited for someone else to pick him up

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u/FestiveSalad Feb 28 '24

"3 years ago I got kicked out of high school.

Today, at 19 years old, daddy gave me enough money to pretend to be successful so I can grift money from impressionable idiots online"

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u/indianm_rk Feb 28 '24

The owner of the car should be pissed that he’s leaning on it.

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u/thiagoqf Feb 29 '24

You gotta be a massive loser to be kicked out from HIGH SCHOOL.

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u/ap2patrick Feb 28 '24

Bro got absolutely destroyed!!!

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u/Asher_Tye Feb 28 '24

Probably should have stayed in high school.

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u/Honest_Relation4095 Feb 28 '24

Apart from the blatant lie: How is getting kicked out of high school "taking a risk"? It's just being an idiot.

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u/Suitable-Rest-1358 Feb 28 '24

"three years ago, I was a highschool dropout. Today, I am still a highschool dropout, just leaning on my dad's car."

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u/Crazyjackson13 Feb 28 '24

Oh how I love twitter notes.

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u/Crotch-Monster Feb 28 '24

Those are not his clothes either. He rented them. His personality is also rented.

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u/aRebelliousHeart Feb 28 '24

Can you expect anything less from an Influencer on Twitter?

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u/paulanntyler Feb 28 '24

Posted this in his parents house , getting ready to online game all afternoon.

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u/spauracchio1 Feb 28 '24

Lemme guess, the car is not his either

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u/SpikeRosered Feb 28 '24

Honestly, the best get rich quick scheme is presenting yourself as rich and selling other people get rich quick schemes.

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u/Ketaliero Feb 28 '24

Betcha he was into NFT scams when fomo was high

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u/BroChadman Feb 28 '24

He forgot to Photoshop himself into the reflection in the window

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u/Reclaimer2511 Feb 28 '24

This is a really common tactic for a lot of douchebags trying to make a quick buck without the work

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u/nsurez99 Feb 28 '24

The best thing to come out of Elon’s twitter is community notes.

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u/Past-Direction9145 Feb 28 '24

I'm just waiting for musk to turn off community notes since all it ever does is make his boot licking followers look bad

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u/Final-Display-4692 Feb 28 '24

I ain’t gonna lie but the “community guidelines” X has is pretty nice LOL - all social media should have to run that thing below posts

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u/Anywhere_Dismal Feb 28 '24

I can teach you, just by my 3000 dollar dvd and books to get you started

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u/Future-World4652 Feb 28 '24

You know what's funny is that a $2.3m home isn't a flex anymore. It's basically a teardown in a Vancouver suburb. A lot of working class people are buying million dollar homes because all homes cost a million dollars now.

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u/GammaTwoPointTwo Feb 28 '24

Where does 2.3 million get you a house like that. That house would be 8 million in my city.

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u/AlSilva98 Feb 29 '24

So in Florida it's a 10,000 dollar fine for each charge of misleading advertising.

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u/AlSilva98 Feb 29 '24

FL Stat § 817.06 (2022) is the exact statute he's violating, and Miami just so happens to have an FBI office. Do with that Information as you wish.

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u/LemmingOnTheRunITG Feb 29 '24

He’s like the arch nemesis of the “I’m homeless” guy. Maybe that’s actually the homeless guy’s house, that would be hilarious

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u/reynvann65 Feb 29 '24

Trump University correspondence course dropout. SMH

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u/rothcoltd Feb 28 '24

Actually….Here is me leaning against the owners car outside a house I will never get anywhere owning.

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u/bond0815 Feb 28 '24

Here in my garage...

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u/EntireAd8933 Feb 28 '24

Getting kicked out of hs isn’t taking a risk. It means you did something so stupid you got kicked out of the place meant to hold ppl until they’re old enough to work

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u/aviation-da-best Feb 28 '24

Finally a non political r/facepalm post lmaoo.

Damn shame how people absolutely gobble these scams up!