They’re not standardized. They’re not career-oriented. They're not perpetually preparing for whatever's coming NEXT. While they have a quirky diversity of interests and tastes, they rarely put in time or effort mastering subjects they couldn't possibly care about. Their work ethic is unimpeachable, but both have passed up fiscal progress in order to live where they’re happy TODAY, and do that about which they’re passionate NOW.
In short, they’re doing everything completely wrong.