A Poem: Unsuccessful

Why don’t I know
Any unsuccessful people?
If I did that would
Really help me out.


Define “success” first.

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Having a job. With a family of their own.

But since I wrote the poem I realised I knew one person. A distant relative. So the poem is null and void.


Grigori Perelman would disagree with that definition. He is maybe the greatest mathematician alive. He has proved a very difficult conjecture. Then he refused $ 1 million in prize money, saying “I don’t need money and fame when I am able to understand the secrets of the universe”.
He still lives with his mother and never shaves.


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