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Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by Observor
I am neither greedy nor envious, so you are right I don't understand them from personal experience. However, I haven't met a greedy person who didn't envy those who had more nor a person who envied those who had more and wasn't greedy about getting the same. All the empirical evidence I have points to them being inseparable. I will wait for some counter examples from my personal experience before concluding to the contrary. Assertions from anonymous people on the internet won't suffice for me.
well, as for meeting someone who does not display those qualities simultaneously ... hello ... you've now met someone.
a good example of "envy" can be found in the driving force of the civil rights movement.
yes, some displayed greed but the driving force of the movement was envy ... one group desired the same advantage as another (equal rights)
greed is displayed when one covets the materialism of another.
greed is generally a driving force of one's own desire to acquire
(not necessarily steal from another)
ppl are not greedy for love, ppl are not greedy for forgiveness and ppl are not greedy for cooperation ... however, some ppl are envious of all the above.
envy can be a productive force, so can greed and they can be equally destructive. each in their own way. the control of either is internal not external.
if your "empirical evidence" truly reflects what you state, it is a clear observation that you live a rather sheltered life. now that you've met someone who is not greedy or envious (most of the time), i would suggest you get out more.
Sure, you were destroying "others" to build for your "own". This generation simply doesn't consider you their "own". They are following the same principles as the previous generations of Americans.
perhaps they should step beyond the planning stage, don't ya think?
define their own future rather than depend on someone else to tell them what it should be
it is no wonder the rest of the sane ppl stand back, watch and wonder why the heck should we be worried about them?
It will be a positive outcome alright, but for them. Whether it turns out positive for you or not is not something that worries them right now.
Originally posted by Sek82
reply to post by Jason88
I think the guy on the right has an underarmour logo, that's not rank. The guy on the left is obviously Chair Force what with his hands in his pockets and all.
I have been following this and debating the previous media 'brownout' with some people. Then the other day CNN briefly covered the Bridge arrests on National TV so finally it's starting to get recognized. As far as the military going to show support goes, well lets just say there'd probably be a lot more showing up there if they didn't have a chain of command to contend with.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
At some point, we will have to topple those unseen, unnamed people by any means necessary, or we will all live in serfdom forever.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Those most directly involved believe they can start a revolution.. A violent one.
They ultimately want martyrs.