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    I'm just trying to understand why some people are so motivated to get into IB that they just study for the sake of getting a grade, not because they are actually interested in their degree subject.

    Is it the money? If it is, then I want to understand why fistfuls of cash is such a motivator? Surely a job with fewer work hours and more interesting work (such as engineering or teaching) leads to a more fulfilling and higher quality of life?
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    Banker. At one point, they'll have a salary of £200k per year. But wait! BONUS = £700,000! HURRAY!

    Statistically, the youngest people to go and buy a Ferrari, Mercedes, are investment bankers - usually 23 year olds.

    Go figure.


    My goal is to be an investment banker, all I do is study all day and night =D (I do have friends, and I can easily sprint 100m in about 13 seconds - so don't generalise people who study hours and hours a day as fat lonely people)
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    A lot of people that I know who want to do it basically want to spend about 5-10 years doing IB, earn shed loads and then go and work for a hedge fund (apparently the hours are better).

    I think the people who are motivated by money are generally very competitive, and once you leave school/uni, earning a lot of money is how you show that you're at the top.
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    (Original post by McMannBean)
    I'm just trying to understand why some people are so motivated to get into IB that they just study for the sake of getting a grade, not because they are actually interested in their degree subject.

    Is it the money? If it is, then I want to understand why fistfuls of cash is such a motivator? Surely a job with fewer work hours and more interesting work (such as engineering or teaching) leads to a more fulfilling and higher quality of life?
    Since when has being a teacher or engineeer been more fulfilling or interesting?

    Greed is good brah. Now go buy yourself a whole buncha sh*t you dont need to boost the economy.
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    Pshh teaching..
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    (Original post by McMannBean)
    I'm just trying to understand why some people are so motivated to get into IB that they just study for the sake of getting a grade, not because they are actually interested in their degree subject.

    Is it the money? If it is, then I want to understand why fistfuls of cash is such a motivator? Surely a job with fewer work hours and more interesting work (such as engineering or teaching) leads to a more fulfilling and higher quality of life?
    ''first you get the money then you get the power, then you get the women''
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