If Obama is a educated man, is Rick Perry the persistant one? Did Pres Coolidge have it right about educated?
Topic: Is problem solving a talent
June 19, 2019 / By Lalla Question:
people when he said the following:
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
30th president of US (1872 - 1933)
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Jennie | 2 days ago
Coolidge was right in saying that talent, education, and genius will take you nowhere without persistence. There have been many people lacking in all three, but armed with persistence they accomplished more than many smarter, more talented, and better educated people.
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I'll give you that Perry is persistent but Coolidge was wrong if you don't have the right idea persistence and determination will only get you in a worse position than you are already in and Coolidge is the perfect example. He wasn't the cause of the Great Depression but made it worse.
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I would say that's a true but also simplistic view. It's easy to point to
educated failures, crazy geniuses living in poverty. Hitler had persistence.
So did Stalin, Pol Pot, and Napoleon. I would say persistence and good
intuition combined with critical thinking works quite well. Being able to
set aside your ego is also valuable.
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Rick Perry is the honest presistant one for sure and coolidge was right he was one of the most prolific presidents we ever had
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Not really. Adolf Hitler was a persistant man. So are serial killers. Obviously, persistance is not always an endearing quality. Being persistantly wrong is not what need for president.
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Originally Answered: If an English speaker is educated, which second language would he know?
It really depends on where you live and what you plan to do with your life.
French used to be the language of diplomacy (one reason I was encouraged to take it in secondary school). My slightly younger sister took Russian because she wanted to be a marine biologist and, at the time, many oceanographic studies were being done (and written) in the former Soviet Union.
I never went the diplomatic route yet ended up in two countries where French was one of the official languages. My sister is a landscape architect and finds Spanish much more useful where she works and travels.
If you can manage it, Mandarin Chinese or Arabic might not be a bad choice. One (non-oriental) young woman I know who has a business degree and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese is basically "writing her own ticket" as far as work is concerned!
Had I stayed in my hometown, Spanish would have been far, far more useful for me than any other language -- other than English.
And, don't forget, many non-native English speakers are choosing English as their second language. Technological and (many) medical texts are written in English and are not translated!