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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:33 pm

Wd40 wrote:
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?


Exactly, it's a false choice and a silly assertion to make. It's not like mythical kalashnikov toting hooligans are going to show up and offer a choice between being rich and your family's lives.

I don't know why everyone had to jump up and down JR8's throat about this. He's musing it's nice to have money at a young(er) age. Why must all of these feel good bleeding heart assertions about family and happiness be attached as qualifiers? Especially since this is the Chat, Joke, and Rubbish forum.

Much better to jump down his throat about being anti-Apple or anti-American. :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 2:47 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Much better to jump down his throat about being anti-Apple


Please don't. There's already enough of that on the rest of the internet on tech sites, on social networks, on article comments.....

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 3:21 pm

I tappears that the headache and cold (manflu) I am currently suffering as well as the reduced lung capacity due to the haze have made me read something incorrectly... In summary and not using names I read:

OP - I am really rich, and you know what, I never noticed before.


Everyone - F*ck off OP, stop being a nob


Someone else - I think family will make you happier than money


Me - I like my family and also money, but of course given the choice I find my family would make me happiest.


Seems that I was wrong somewhere and frankly I can't be bothered to re-read it!

Damned voices in my head!
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 7:30 pm

How can you say 'Of course'.?

There is no 'Of Course', just what others [Usually Americans [(bite me now)] demand you must believe and do.



[200m visibility anyone].

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 20 Jun 2013 8:38 pm

JR8 wrote:[Usually Americans [(bite me now)]


Damn right, because we know what's best for you. :cool: :twisted:

You know I wouldn't give you so much shit over that if your assertions weren't mostly true either.

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:06 am

Aiyah, I give in *cough cough* *Splutter* man this haze sucks! oh well I fly out of here tonight to somewhere haze free...
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Postby blessie15 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 8:10 pm

I just want to reach that point in my life where I can say money doesn't buy you happiness. :D :roll:

I guess when you're young, money is very important. I hope as I grow older my POV changes before its too late.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 8:59 pm

blessie15 wrote:I just want to reach that point in my life where I can say money doesn't buy you happiness. :D :roll:

I guess when you're young, money is very important. I hope as I grow older my POV changes before its too late.



Pay me $888 I help you ah? ;


No when you're young having $xxx seems important.

When you're a little older, having $xx, or even $x is just fine, as you learn as you get older that life is so much higher than money...

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Postby blessie15 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 9:33 pm

JR8 wrote:
blessie15 wrote:I just want to reach that point in my life where I can say money doesn't buy you happiness. :D :roll:

I guess when you're young, money is very important. I hope as I grow older my POV changes before its too late.



Pay me $888 I help you ah? ;


No when you're young having $xxx seems important.

When you're a little older, having $xx, or even $x is just fine, as you learn as you get older that life is so much higher than money...


Hahaha thanks for the offer. Lemme think about it.

Being in Finance, its hard sometimes to NOT think of $$$ or equating almost everything to $$$.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 9:48 pm

blessie15 wrote:Hahaha thanks for the offer. Lemme think about it.


I'm doing a 'punk/parody'.... pls don't misunderstand, there's nothing to consider!


JR8/choir-boy/shy-boy

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Postby blessie15 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:44 am

JR8 wrote:
blessie15 wrote:Hahaha thanks for the offer. Lemme think about it.


I'm doing a 'punk/parody'.... pls don't misunderstand, there's nothing to consider!


JR8/choir-boy/shy-boy


No worries. I was just kidding as well. :D

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Postby kookaburrah » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 3:19 pm

I'm with JR8 on this one. Money, while not buying happiness outright, certainly enables many paths to happiness that wouldn't otherwise be there.

To quote monks and Michael Jackson seems counterproductive as they would be, to me, outliers and not really representative of anything. Not would, I sincerely hope, Ms Hilton.

Most of all I am in awe of the human psyche, always so efficient in making the best lemonade possible given the lemons at hand. The wide variety of answers above illustrates this very well.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 04 Dec 2013 8:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08szQtjgG7g
Status Anxiety - Part 6
[Start at Pt1 of course, I just happen to have part 6 open right now].

I find it revealing, especially relating to Asia and 'new money' that screams very loud here, and the people who come to Asia to make it.

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Postby PrimroseHill » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:11 am

To some people money is everything - whether it is the people that are old money or new money. To these people money defines them as a person and their entire being. These people get upset and feel threaten when one of their friends do better then them and they get into the cycle of keeping up with the Joneses as well as keeping up appearances and take this rather seriously.
I am not so obtuse or so self righteous as to say money isn't important to me. Of course it is, if it isn't I would be jetsetting around the round and living it up. Money is a necessary evil in order to secure my current and my future for myself, my husband and my daughter.
I do not want to have a medical emergency and having to rely on NHS waitlist. Nor do I want to rely on the state pension, which today has been raised to 70years of age, pensionable age. I do not want the council to take away and sell my home just so it can take care of me in my old age. I do not want me daughter to leave university with a hefty debt that will take her at least 10years to clear.
So, money is a necessary evil for me, but it isn't an all consuming and all defining of who I am.

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:30 am

I did a tally - as I do every 5 years or so - of our total assets and liabilities. Showed it to my miserly wife. She was shocked. Absolutely stunned. We increased our tithing the next week by a substantial amount. It's good but it has to do good as well and I'm not "rich" by Singapore standards but compared to where we started - thank God and may it be for the glory of God.


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