posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 10:47 PM
What? No Alex Jones?
The only issue I have with folks like this is.... They ALL ask for (and get) a lot of money. I have a problem with anyone who says they know how to
save humanity, save the world, have the secret to life, etc. for 3 payments of $119.99. If they know something that beneficial, then it should be
shared for free not a fee. Then again, if idiots are throwing money their way... meh. A fool and his money I suppose.
What they believe in, I don't really care. We all have our own beliefs and when shared with others may come across as weird and detached from
reality. They are free (as are we) to believe whatever they choose. And like you, we are free to judge their craziness. I think the axis could be A
LOT bigger than 3 though. Some days I might even need to be in it.
I'm not so sure anything should be given for free. First of all, often times when something is given away for free, it isn't appreciated. I have
seen MANY great teachers, of meditation, or martial arts, or even artists as examples of people who gave away their gifts for free.....and MANY of
them end up frustrated, because they can't find decent students.....you just get free loaders, or people who won't appreciate what you do. That
isn't ALWAYS the case...but it certainly happens.
In the free market capitalist society we live in, EVERYTHING is driven by money and profit. We could argue for days and forever over whether or not
this is a good thing (I don't think it is), but it certainly is what it is.
Money is a form of energy, and it isn't "bad". Charging for something isn't bad either. What is "bad" is when you charge for something that
doesn't function as you claimed.
If I charge for a martial arts class, and I've never practiced martial arts in my life, THAT is bad.
If I'm a world class martial artist, and I charge a competitive rate for my classes, that is GOOD.
The only point I'm trying to make, is just because someone charges for their services, doesn't make them bad or wrong to do so.