Which is most essential for a person to be successful?

By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
June 8, 2008 1:23am CST
Intelligence or honesty.
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8 responses
@GreenMoo (11842)
8 Jun 08
It depends on your perception of successful of course, but using today's rather skewed values, I guess that intelligence would be higher placed than honesty. You only have to look in the media to see how many very successful lying b*st*rds there are out there.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Jun 08
Do we have to set them as examples to us and to our kids? what do you think of the future generation like?.A swarm of successful b*st*rds?
@GreenMoo (11842)
10 Jun 08
Just because it's true does not mean it's right
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I think intelligence is more important because some people everything they touch it becomes gold and they are usually extremelly intelligent too.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
9 Jun 08
It is sad to see the honesty taking the back seat.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Well, to me honesty is more important than intelligence ,and my integrity means more to me than to be successful and this is probably why I'm not that successful when it comes to money. Is difficult for me to make money by taking advantage of others. In regards to everything besides money, I consider myself very successful.
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Jun 08
Very happy to know that.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
10 Jun 08
Bala Good one. Success is subjective or rather can be categorised. To me being successful doesn't mean to have lots of money and luxury. I would not find myself successful if I have all things on earth but a dishonest approach towards life. I would rather be unsuccessful and honest to the world. So honesty is something without which I cannot do without. And ofcourse intelligence is very important. A dumb person cannot reach the coveted no. 1 position.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Jun 08
You could have written the same things instead of you.This is what I expected from Mimpi exactly.
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
8 Jun 08
Intelligence if most important if you wanted to be successful. Of course if you were an owner of a company or business store, you wanted your employee to be honest. But if you wanted to be a suceesful in business world, intelligence is the most essential than honesty. Though I do not thing 100% honesty will work in business worlds.
@balasri (26553)
• India
8 Jun 08
You will make one hell of a boss hcpoirot. I like it. The boss must be intelligent and the employees must be honest.Great capitalist you are.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I honestly think it is intelligence these days. It does not pay alot of times when you are honest anymore, it seems. I think you have to be more intelligent to make it through and have a successful life. You have to know the ins and outs of everything to make it all happen.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun 08
Intelligence with honesty. I feel possession of either of the two may not suffice for being a successful person.
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Jun 08
So you mean to say that a very honest man without a shred of intelligence will succeed and a very intelligent dishonest man also can succeed.
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun 08
Yes, I said both are essential for success. It is my own opinion and opinion may differ...........
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Jun 08
This is not fair Deepak.If You have to choose only one and substantiate with reasons what will you do? You know that this is just for discussion sake.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
12 Jul 08
It would kind of depend on the field they are in but honestly is always the best policy. I know people who are sucessful that are dumb as a rock so it doesn't always take intelligence. What it does take is MOTIVATION and that over all things is what I would like to have. Thanks Zelo
@balasri (26553)
• India
13 Jul 08
A agree to that.I always am know for my honesty and sincerity.It pays well in my experience.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
9 Jun 08
It all depends on who you are and how you want to be known. For instance, I am a child of God. Honesty is the most important thing for me. God gives me wisdom and success, all I have to do is his will and a part of that is being honest.