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Why many Great Men fall, and very weak men become successful?

My ex-boss is such a stupid, a sex-addict, and always under the influence of alcohol. But he makes millions everyday. I know many like that - who are in sports, politics, and religious spheres too. But our mentor, a very disciplined man, a deep thinker, and an excellent human being suddenly lost his business, then his job, and became almost a beggar. He is the one who helped us achieve in our career.

Asked By: P J - 11/24/2007
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because the qualities of great men mean they fight cleanly and need no strings pulled from family background or blackmailing or deceit to make them great, the greatness of men is all to often their downfall
Answered By: Calum of Calderdale - 11/24/2007
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I think the problem here lies in your perception of "success." I would rather define success (loosely, because I am not done considering or refining it yet) as measured by the quality of the relationships a person has.
Answered By: Trina - 11/24/2007
 
God is testing us. Now, weak men success but then... only God knows. God lay us a question that need thinking...
Answered By: nova - 11/24/2007
 
Because life isn't "fair". There is not some mystical reward for good behavior or punishment for "immoral" behavior. The universe doesn't care. If you are waiting for this guy to fail simply b/c he is a jerk, you will be waiting a long time.
Answered By: dude - 11/24/2007
 
Remember that your ex-boss is a sinner and all his riches will be turned to dust when he dies unless he gives his life to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ then he will surely perish. As it is written in Matthew 19:23 "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again, I tell you, it... More
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Answered By: Richard B - 11/24/2007
 
To answer your question you must think as far as you can remember. Our history books show us in detail what kind of a man Jesus was... More
Answered By: oceanremix - 11/24/2007
 
Much depends of your definition of success. Most people agree that succcess comes from work and good judgment, and it is true. That said, all success needs luck to a degree... More
Answered By: epistemologyfan - 11/24/2007
 
if you measure by money, it will always fall short.
Answered By: mavis b - 11/24/2007
 
good thing happen to both good and crappy people as well as bad things.....its just life for you its very ironic and unfair at times
Answered By: The Answer is....42! - 11/24/2007
 
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