Originally posted by byteshertz
reply to post by badgerprints
You are missing the point - there is 1 pie and not everybody can have some, in order for you to have some of the pie you must take it from someone
else directly or indirectly
I'm sorry to disagree. I do undrestand what you are saying. I did not miss the point.
You want to claim that income, ability, effort, creativity, opportunity and the results of these things are all finite and unavailable to most
because they are being "TAKEN" from you. You make this claim so that you can justify theft and "Take" from somebody else.
That is your point.
I don't have any "PIE" but I do have a few things. I have little material wealth; savings - gone in two bad financial years- a home and car -
modest but being paid for. They really don't amount to a lot but I get by.
More important and infinitely more valuable than "property"is a skill set I have worked for that is marketable and other skills that I use when
it is not. I have imagination, creativity, drive, a desire to learn, a need to get better every day.
None of this came from anyone else. I made them,worked and paid for them. I earned them with my own sweat, effort, intelligence, learning and
experience. I didn't "take" them from anybody.
You see, to TAKE something from somebody is THEFT. I don't need to steal to be who I am.
If I had not expended a great deal of time and effort to create my own assets and abilities, I wouldn't have much. I would have less earning
potential, less money, less intelligence, fewer experiences and less material goods.
Had I never expended any of this effort, none of what I have would be here.
It wouldn't be in someone elses pocket or home or bank account. No "extra pie" for someone else to enjoy.
My assets simply wouldn't exist.
Not too long ago mankind transacted with shiny beads, seashells, chickens....Rome paid centurions in salt. Apparently then the "pie" constituted
things you could find, grow, catch, fabricate or extract from seawater with the sun.
Now, with all of our advances in technology, culture, travel and education, we're all eating from the same "pie"?
Wake up. Find a way to progress instead of fussing about what you arent allowed to take from someone else.
Do something besides lamenting the fact that someone else is Bogarting the baked goods.
It is this blind adherence to a "system" that has people in the mess they are in. They bought into the lies and followed the preset plan that
society had for them. They ended up where society left them.
There is no pie.
There are just a bunch of people who have bought into a lie.