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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:57 am

No I'm just not used to such gibbering hyperbole.

hannieroo wrote: I think having enough money to meet your needs and the extras you have time for is great.


Yes, lucky you for having that. No wonder you are so generous with your beliefs (you can afford to me).

hannieroo wrote:I don't want our life to be defined by the money we have in the bank


That desire is the preserve of the rich.

You could of course give all your money away, so there is nil risk re: how people might 'define you' (why do you care?). Are you ready for that?

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 9:12 am

JR8, what have you been smoking man?

I hope not the haze...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 9:34 am

Hey Lynx!
This haze reminds me of a Cheech and Chong film*, but this is bad.

Anyway, I'm interested in philosophy. And I'm interested in wealth, ego, self-image and so on, and how they tie together. Some here grew up on a battlefield, I grew up on a trading floor, an epicentre of what I mention...

I believe I've previously discussed concepts from (the philosopher) de Bottons 'Status anxiety'. The impassioned displays along the way, only for the ultimate shame of arriving lol...

Status Anxiety - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKkdFSqAxV8

... I've said it before, I wish they'd have taught us this stuff at school...



* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWxgfTMLtc0
Cheech & Chong - Up In Smoke

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Postby Hannieroo » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 9:48 am

I care how our children and family define us. I don't want an old age where my possible grandchildren only visit because they want to make sure they are in the will.

I think money is something you should spend your time thinking about when you have too little. Enough frees you to live.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:09 am

JR8, you're not turning into an egocentric asshole, are you?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:16 am

Strong Eagle wrote:JR8, you're not turning into an egocentric asshole, are you?


If you could quote what's put your nose out of joint, then I can address it.


p.s. classy turn of phrase by the way. Are only Moderators permitted to speak to others like that, or can I do the same too?

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:19 am

Please, JR8, no. I wanna meet you tomorrow evening!

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:07 pm

Is it only me, or, does this thread seem like JR8 trolling?

Did you mum never teach you, it's terribly vulgar to talk about money?
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:17 pm

At the risk of perpetuating the accusation...

No, I'm not interested in making a point, to a crowd of strangers.

I'm more considering a philosophical point.

Perhaps we should only be allowed to do Q+A's on visas and stuff, and not have side-interests and you know, ideas.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:27 pm

This topic in itself is good. It was good until, people started mixing being rich and the other aspects like happiness, relations, family bonding etc.

My take is these things are mutually exclusive, everybody knows money cant buy happiness and that family is important. That has nothing to do with being rich.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 1:45 pm

Wd40 wrote:everybody knows money cant buy happiness and that family is important. That has nothing to do with being rich.



Of course family is important. Who suggested that it's not? [Skew ball man!]

But money DOES buy you happiness. Not automatically, but it is a channel.

In evolutionary terms, why do you you think man would be so focused upon, and bent upon "making good"/"making a million" if it were such an ill advised thing to do?

Aggressive self-enrichment. The Americans taught us all how to do this didn't they?

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:12 pm

nutnut wrote:Is it only me, or, does this thread seem like JR8 trolling?

Did you mum never teach you, it's terribly vulgar to talk about money?


It's Singapore. It's finally getting to him. He's been away too long.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:12 pm

When I said money cannot buy happiness, I meant its not exactly directly proportional. i.e a millionaire could be much unhappier than a monk with no money. I think you know this, lets not get there, thats a different topic.

Being rich is an amazing thing, if managed correctly. The bad examples of the rich somehow make more headlines, like Michael Jackson or Paris Hilton and people tend to think that rich people = screwed up lifes.
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Postby nutnut » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:18 pm

I agree with JR8, happiness can be subjective, if you live in a modern society and you have bills to pay, having no money can make you depressed. Having more than enough money certainly takes the depression away.

I would rather have my wife and brats than money any day of the week though.
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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:25 pm

nutnut wrote:I agree with JR8, happiness can be subjective, if you live in a modern society and you have bills to pay, having no money can make you depressed. Having more than enough money certainly takes the depression away.

I would rather have my wife and brats than money any day of the week though.


Of course, anyone would. Why do you even need to mention that?


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