Backbenchers versus FrontbenchersWe all know from our student life that in a classroom there are few students who are very sincere in studies, they sit in front benches and carefully listen to the teachers and they are always well behaved and in good books of all the teachers. They are normally studious persons. I will call them Frontbenchers.
On the contrary, there are few students who are very mischievous in the class, they occupy backbenches, do not listen to the teacher carefully and are very talkative. They crack jokes, trouble the teachers, bunk classes and are not so good at studies. They do not study hard but believe more in enjoying. I would call them Backbenchers.
It is my observation (which might be wrong also) that from a career point of view sometimes these backbenchers are found to be more successful, well placed and earning more compared to their studious, sincere and hardworking frontbenchers. Of course, these frontbenchers are also successful in their career but at times I have seen them struggling more compared to the backbenchers.
When I try to think as to what can be the reason behind this my wild guess goes to below attribute.
Frontbenchers being more studious and sincere kind of persons are found to be more attached to books and do not find time to go out, explore the world and get practical knowledge about life and ways and means to achieve success. While backbenchers being mischievous, outspoken and less attached to books move out and explore other things apart from studies and acquire a good amount of practical knowledge. Achieving success in one's career nowadays requires practical knowledge as well in addition to theoretical knowledge. Frontbenchers I feel tend to be more theoretical and methodical while backbenchers are more practical and flexible.
Again all this is my personal outlook and may not be a trend. So were you a frontbencher or a backbencher? Have you seen backbenchers prospering more in professional and financial domains than frontbenchers? If yes, what can be the reason?