George Soros may be a schoolyard bully, but not on your schoolyard. People with his level of success disappear from the neighborhood, because the neighborhood is boring. You are generally safe from Soros because you live in his Logarithmic Shadow.
I have come up with this illustration to help you understand another aspect of the shadow. It is something of a companion to the famous pyramid of Maslow. The more successful you become, the more you are capable of, the wider the scale of things that interest you. It is the opposite of the expression of how the gallows focuses the mind.