Do you mean to say that the "not so intelligent" ones seem to go ahead just because they don't expect too much of themselves?
The question is NOT how smart you are, but how you are smart!
All I can assure you is that I wish there were a correlation between getting 90% in school boards and having a better life at 40. Unfortunately, there isn�t! Of course, there is a relation between being uneducated and not doing great. And similar is the relation between being educated and doing well. But education is not about getting 90%. It�s about being a great son, daughter, wife, husband, mother or father� It�s about reading books and becoming more cultured. It�s about being a positive influence in the society. It�s about being constructively employed and creatively spending your energies. It�s about the will to achieve and succeed. And all this can be achieved equally well by any average student as by a 90 percenter.
Originally posted by Neha Gap:
Trust me- its a lot more satisfying achieving your own goals than beating someone else!
Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
No, they're 100% truthful, but you've effectively said, "I want to do math, I worked hard at learning to farm, why won't they let me do math now?" That an extreme example, and a somewhat fictitious one. A better one might be, "I got a 4.0 in physics, why can't I get my big break as an actor." You have simply defined "good job" to be one which requires skills you have selected to ignore.
Let me ask you this, what did you hope to get by posting this thread? Advice on how to change? A fairy godmother who will wave a wand and give you a job for which you admit you lack the skills to get? Company that misery so enjoys? Or something else all together?
Exactly, and the point you're missing is that in many companies writing Java code is not a solo activity, but one which requires teamwork, communication skills, etc.
If you want a job which doesn't emphasize these skills, find a company where you are one of a handful of programmers in a support role on some non-critical project. You'll get little recognition and little opportunity for advancement, but you'll also get fewer people who will want/need to spend time with you.
Let me reiterate: 98% of the time software development is a team oriented activity (when done right).
What happened to the computer science geeks we all came to love? What happened to the grouchy hacker? Are they unemployed, or did they become suave and couth?