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Old 12-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #16
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Default Re: Money the root of all evil?

LAWL there was evil in the world before money and coinage. Back in ancient Ireland for example when there was no coinage, people were declaring war on each other to steal cattle.

"We are becoming a world where people live in equality in theory only"


That is how it has always been since the beginning of humanity. Learn history. Deal with it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:04 PM   #17
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and if the only alternative is poverty, would you fault them?

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #18
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LAWL there was evil in the world before money and coinage.

"We are becoming a world where people live in equality in theory only"


That is how it has always been since the beginning of humanity. Learn history. Deal with it.

no reason to be handcuffed to our history or we would probably just end up as another failed mutation
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #19
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Humanity is a dangerous mix of greed, laziness, and stupidity
99% of people are lazy, stupid and selfish and self interested, yes. The solution is don't surround yourself with these kinds of people. I started ditching all of my "friends" who had these qualities last year and my entire quality of living has shot up and gone forward exponentially. I suggest everyone do the same. Don't force yourself to carry dead weight.
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Default Re: Money the root of all evil?

There are lots of people who clean public bathrooms, and they only do it for money. Are they evil? Greedy?

As a kid, you'll hear, "do what you love to do," but if you only were concerned what you like to do and not what others would like, then wouldn't that be selfish? For example, I would personally like to be in Hawaii right now eating delicious foods. That's what I would love to do, but nobody else is going to want to develop/improve the technology for me to fly to Hawaii or even harvest and cook delicious foods for me.. the people who do these things do them for money so they can trade money for other things they enjoy. That makes perfect sense to me.

Is bartering evil? If not, isn't money a more efficient way of bartering?

And ultimately, assuming you have pointed out a problem with money (though I don't see the problem), what is your solution?
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #22
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and if the only alternative is poverty, would you fault them?

Would you train 3 hours a day every day to become a better basketball player, yet never play basketball?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #23
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no reason to be handcuffed to our history or we would probably just end up as another failed mutation
WTF? You don't understand. Human history tells us what human nature is. You are a fool if you expect it to change
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #24
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WTF? You don't understand. Human history tells us what human nature is. You are a fool if you expect it to change

I know what human nature is but yes change has occurred throughout human history. There are things that were cultural norms just a few decades ago that we now consider beyond the pale.

In this own thread, you claimed how change impacted your life positively. If an individual can improve/reform than it would be illogical to say we can't expect change in humanity.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #25
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99% of people are lazy, stupid and selfish and self interested, yes. The solution is don't surround yourself with these kinds of people. I started ditching all of my "friends" who had these qualities last year and my entire quality of living has shot up and gone forward exponentially. I suggest everyone do the same. Don't force yourself to carry dead weight.

I will follow this advice... maybe it can change my life too.
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Default Re: Money the root of all evil?

If it's not money it's something else. It all stems from man and what we've created. So the root of all evil is technically man because we condition ourselves that way.
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