Whats with the hate on non-targets?

I get that non-targets have less on-campus recruiting and alum on the street, but why do ppl on this forum act like they're less intelligent or not as suited for a career in finance as some kid that goes to Stern who knows nothing but how to build a DCF. The non-target grind is different, I just don't understand the hate.

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CharlesCheese, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Let me try and help you out.  Regardless of what you're reading on here, it just simply doesn't matter.  Targets hate on non-targets because they think non-targets aren't as smart, otherwise they would be targets.  Non-targets hate on targets because they are spoiled by opportunity because they tried hard in high school.  This is all just lazy stereotyping from predominately children, and the odd spastic 40 year old, to kill time and get a rise out of the other side.

It's not worth spending your energy trying to read into it in any way. 

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I don't think it's hate, it's just a meme that we all accept as truth. 

The non targets sacrifice their entire life in undergrad to join 4-6 finance clubs, be officer of their investment fund which nobody cares about, maintain a 3.9 gpa in their business school that nobody's heard about, and do 6 internships at no-name boutiques so they can land at Jefferies. They grind harder than humanly possible to land a MM PE offer doing commercial scale door hinge company buyouts in Idaho at a $2bn fund. 

The targets get into their top college through legacy and daddy's donations, study history and get a 3.7 while interning at their uncle's private equity firm, start full time at JP Morgan and either quit within a year because they just experienced real work for the first time in their lives or got a $5k bottom bucket bonus, or they get promoted straight up to group head without knowing how to build a dcf by talking about golf and vacation spots. The ones that quit end up living in daddy's Hampton house anyway.

There is no other path. 

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