Mods if this is in the wrong place I apologize. I couldn't for the life of me decide where this kind of topic should go.
Say theoretically, you knew people being taken advantage of. Say you knew the truth and at first you tried to share this with them in order to help
them. Let me explain more clearly and then I'll present the question;
You tell them that they are being taken advantage of.
They don't believe you.
You then show them that they are.
Still, they don't believe you.
Finally you demand that they take action - you demand they take action in order to save themselves!
But then; they laugh.
At this point in time, considering you were able to gain off of the secret, would you use the secret to have an advantage over those who simply would
not believe you?
For example; a weird story I made up to help clear up the question(but works, I guess)
Say you knew an old rich man who was very kind. He worked very hard his entire life and was able to amass a fortune off of sweat and hard work. He was
very fond of his pet cat so he had one thousand cat sculptures made when little "scratches" died, out of pure gold mind you, and set them all over his
yard. Don't worry - his yard has a HUGE fence around it with the sharpest barbed wire imaginable at the top.
One night as you drive by you notice a hole in the fence. As you get closer to investigate you are startled as a man with his arms full of cat
sculptures flees from the hole and back into town. Immediately; the responsible citizen in you takes hold and you go to inform the old man.
"Old man" you say, in much nicer terms. "You have a hole in your fence, and I saw a man run away with some of your golden statues!"
The old man doubts you. "That fence is too impenetrable."
So you walk back out to the hole. You take a photo of the hole and surrounding location. As you were taking photos, once again you see not one, but
three men run away with more statues! You capture a picture of them as well and take the photos to the old man.
"Nonsense!" He cries. "Those photos must be manipulated. I built my fence so that no-one would ever be able to steal my precious statues."
You decide to take the matter into your own hands. You rush out to the hole in the fence. The sight before you astonishes you. There is not only one
hole, but multiple all around the perimeter now. You even see the local police having their hands at some of the statues. (No threat of arrest or
You rush back to the old man.
"Old man!" You scream!... "Get outside and protect your statues!!!"
This time his response is different.
Old Man: "FOOL!" ..As you wipe the spit from your face he blasted out of his mouth, he continues..; "Only a fool would believe that anyone can get
through my fence. My fence is impenetrable, and no-one will ever be able to steal my statues. Get out of my house and stop with your damn conspiracy
Now pissed off, you walk out the door, down the steps, and into the yard. On your way out of his yard you trip over a couple statues on accident. You
look up and see over 2 dozen people loading their arms with statues.
.Do you take the statues you tripped over on your way out?
edit on 22-1-2011 by The_Zomar because: (no reason given)