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How Many of "The One" Are There?

Similarity #84: we're both a bit geeky. We opened up Excel and started looking up the statistics for as many of the quantifiable similarities as we could find. Vegans make up 1.4% of the US Population. A surprising 46% doesn't drink. We added a few modifiers in, taking out half the population for being below average intelligence, and another 85% or so because, like anyone, we're not attracted to most people we meet.

If I had guessed before doing the math, I would have thought that there would be at least a hundred thousand girls out there that fit my criteria. I was WAY off.

Depending on just how picky I decide to be, there are only 10-25 girls in the United states that match my criteria. That's not a lot. Annie's was a bit more, mainly because she has a wider age range than I do.

Work With The Skilled

On Machiavelli

"Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent." - Robert Greene.

Another post in our series examining quotes from the 48 Laws of Power.

Greene here mentions that friendship and work are two different things. They can have overlap, but it is important to maintain the distinction. Just because you are friends for a mediocre web developer, for example, does not mean that you should give him your website project. Instead, give it to the developer who is extremely skilled at her work and can deliver a much better output.

It is easy to think that because we are friends with someone, we have to do business with them. This is not the case at all. In fact, at times it is good to mix personal and professional. That is not to say that professional is to be impersonal, but that the two should not be the same.

Always strive to have to the most skilled and competent people to work with.

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