There are 2 forms of foolishness:
Belief Without Evidence: A person believes something intensely, and they have little or zero evidence to support the belief.

Disbelief Despite Evidence: A person refuses to believe a thing is true, even when there is overwhelming evidence to support it being true.
When a Rightwing American thinks "There is a God in the sky with a son named Jesus", they are guilty of 'Belief Without Evidence'
When a Leftwing American thinks "IQ isn't real", they are guilty of 'Disbelief Despite Evidence'
The degree of certainty you have about a thing being true should be calibrated to how much evidence you have for the thing being true.
If you have immense concrete evidence that a thing is true, you should believe it is true with certainty.
If you have zero evidence that a thing is true, you should not believe it is true OR if you do believe it is true, your belief should be merely a hunch that you are willing to drop the moment you encounter evidence that runs contrary to it.
If you have some evidence for a thing being true, but the evidence is not concrete, you should believe it is *probably* true but be open to the possibility it is false.
Calibrating the certainty one has regarding beliefs being true to how much evidence there is of them being true is *rare*.

it is what wise men do.

Wise men are rare, fools are common.

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Mainstream Advice:

"Work hard and believe in yourself!"

"You can do anything!"
CM Advice:

If you want to make a significant amount of money (get to the top 10% of the income distribution/macro dominance hierarchy), a High IQ and High Energy Levels are minimum requirements.
Every lucrative profession requires an above average IQ and above average Energy (the ability to do rigorous work for long hours).

Entrepreneurship also requires these 2 things.
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There are many political pundits with large followers who *never articulate any clear policy positions*.

Their speech is vacuous; entirely devoid of any concrete facts, information, or opinions.

This is pathological.
Mike Cernovich is perhaps the most famous example of such a pundit.

If I am wrong about Cernovich (if he does in fact have clearly articulated policy positions), please do correct me.
Having listened to hours of Cernovich's videos, I have heard *zero* clearly articulated opinions, or pieces of concrete information.

I get the sense this is intentional.

He doesn't seem dumb.
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The only financier who was given prison time after the 2008 crash was Bernie Madoff.
Why?

Because Madoff stole from rich people; his victims were in the top 1% of the income distribution.

The mortgage bankers originating bad loans primarily stole from poor people; people in the bottom 50% of the income distribution.
If you steal from poor people nothing bad happens to you.

If you steal from rich people, they will destroy you.
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Ideal intelligence level for making money and transcending most macro dominance hierarchies is an IQ in the range of 120 - 129

120-129: Smart and not socially awkward

130-139: Extremely Smart, somewhat socially awkward

140+: Genius, hopelessly socially awkward
Beyond a certain point, more IQ points is a *disadvantage* for making money or transcending a macro dominance hierarchy, because people who are too smart are socially awkward and this hinders their ability to charm people effectively.
An iconic example would be the fictional character 'Sheldon' from 'The Big Bang Theory'.

He has an IQ of 140+, and is hopelessly socially awkward.
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Life isn’t about what you get.

Life is about what you become. 

Better to die when you are still what you want to be, than to live and become something you do not want to be.
"They measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is.

But a cultivated man becomes ashamed of his property, out of new respect for his nature."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man is to be judged by his virtue, not by his fortune.”

–Baltasar Gracian
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Euphemistic language is the means by which powerful people conceal their sins.
Power will give any man respectability, no matter how heinous his actions may be.
Men engage in evil to make money because they understand that a rich man is granted more respect than a good man.
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