originally posted by: eletheia
a reply to: ForteanOrg
You missed my point entirely
Now, that would be stupid of me. Let's see.
I assume that the next quote is another way to say what you tried to say before, correct?
In life there will always be those that strive and make the most of things, and then there are those who sit back with the "woe is me"
attitude and expect someone else to pick up the tab.
If so: that is not what you said the first time nor is it the same thing said in a different way. It's a totally different statement. One that I don't
fully underwrite either, but closer to reality from where I stand.
I'll recap what I understood, so you can determine for yourself if I understood you correctlly.
You gave an example, using three people: one that spent all his money as soon as he got it, one who spent it wisely in such a way he would be able to
buy what he needed when he needed it and the third guy used part of his money to buy stuff now so he could resell it later with a profit. And then you
suggested that the last guy was "the cream".
So, I believe I totally understood what you said. Please help me out: what exactly did I NOT uderstand?
Granted some of the 'haves' were born to it .... but then there are also many of the haves that worked dammed hard for it ...
All by themselves? Really? Sweaty brows and all?
So, let's see, a guy like say Bill Gates (you know: "charity Gates") who was listed to be in control of 82 BILLION (82,000,000,000!) dollars last year
earned all of that money just by doing "work"? Did you know that he has earned roughly 45 dolllars PER SECOND - during his entire life! There are
American citizens that have to do a day of REAL work to earn that. This man has had an hourly
salary of roughly 160.000 dollars. EACH HOUR OF
HIS LIFE. Are you totally whacko or do you really believe that his "labour" is worth the same amount each hour that a GP gets (and a very, very well
paid GP!) each YEAR!?
To add injury to insult: with exactly WHAT tremendous product or service did he earn all that money? Well, with his lame excuse for an operating
system and the non-existing service he offered. An operating system that came pre-installed on your PC or laptop (with or without your consent) on
almost all brands. Had we done what Gates wanted us to do, we would not have had the Internet. We would have had "MSN". And apart from fees to your
ISP you would have been forced to "voluntarily" buy a service from M$: access to MSN. Say 50 bucks each month - that's reasonable for access to all
that data (that he never created, but who cares). Man, have you been on some other planet for the last 30 years, or are you ignorant? "The cream" -
indeed. Sour cream, most likely
ENVY is a nasty destructive trait that it seems many people are afflicted with!
Indeed. But what has that to do with our conversation?
edit on 4-10-2014 by ForteanOrg because: he temperamentfully forgot a slash.