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Originally posted by GeorgiaGirl
reply to post by apacheman
The plain fact is that most rich are rich because they were born into it, had opportunities unavailable to most, took unethical advantages of the system, broke laws getting there, or just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Hard work, skill, and intelligence actually have far less to do with success than luck does.
I think it is interesting that people who feel successful think it was their hard work, skill, and intelligence that got them there, while people who feel unsuccessful think it's because of the successful people taking advantage, being unethical, breaking laws, or being lucky.
Personally, I'm sure there ARE successful people who take advantage, are unethical, break laws, and are lucky...but to say that's the main way people get successful sounds like whining.
Originally posted by pheniks
im sorry but i totally agree with poster, not that im all for comunisme.
you know, there are ppl in the world who cant even spend there money in 4 or 5 lifetimes and with interest they keep getting more and more, and where does that come from, us....
so, im for the idea of limiting the ammount of cash on the bank or whatever....
Originally posted by Adamanteus
Originally posted by nawki
reply to post by Adamanteus
Why can you not run it for free. You don't need any more money you 100mil ... ??
Can't see your point?
Why would I want to? If I had all the money I could ever own I'd be flying around the world spending it instead of working for nothing.
If You won the lottery for 100 million tomorrow would You continue to go to work and tell the boss to keep Your salary because you had enough money?
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
Capitalism works great on paper, too, but not so much in reality.
Just look around you.
Has unbridled capitalism really created a better world?
If you think it has, how do you account for the billions living impoverished lives while a few thousand have vastly more than they need or can intelligently use?