User Tag List

First 41213141516 Last

Results 131 to 140 of 204

  1. #131

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    You've just made my point. It's all comparative and that people can't see their own hypocrisy, floors me!
    Yup.

    EVERYONE is a hypocrite apart from you. And your rich buddies.

    I'm marvelling at the fact you believe you're an ENTJ at this point.

  2. #132
    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    Yin
    Enneagram
    One sx/sp
    Posts
    13,909

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    You claimed that everyone couldn't be millionaires but they mostly are, in comparison to the 1500's or even to countries less fortunate than say, England or the United States.
    You don't see how this is significantly different from me and every other non-rich person suddenly working out way up to wealth within this society in our lifetimes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    So, say a less fortunate country like Somalia were to invade England or the United States and take enough to even the playing field. Would this be okay?
    It wouldn't be okay because it would cause an enormous number of costs that out weigh the benefits, and the benefits of this action would itself be elusive. There are so many things that would be mistaken about that, too many things. It doesn't make a good analog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    These are semantical arguments. The concept remains the same. Should the playing field be leveled between those less fortunate to those more fortunate in every aspect of life? Should lobotomies be given out to high IQ individuals since it gives them an advantage in life?
    No, it is far more than semantic. There is more than a semantic difference between beauty and wealth. Same goes with intelligence. You don't even get where I'm coming from. My concern has to do with quality of life. The most happiness to the most people for the longest time. That does not directly relate to taking away someone's advantage. It might in some contexts, but not all of them, they are not the same thing, and taking away advantages is not my goal.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


    _________________________________
    INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
    Live and let live will just amount to might makes right

  3. #133
    Senior Member Beargryllz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    2,739

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Yup.

    EVERYONE is a hypocrite apart from you. And your rich buddies.

    I'm marvelling at the fact you believe you're an ENTJ at this point.
    People want more.

    Both millionaires and peasants are people. The presence of money does not change this.

  4. #134
    nee andante bechimo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    8,024

    Default

    Not going to continue arguing semantics or trading insults. I've made my point. Put your money where your mouths are.

  5. #135

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Not going to continue arguing semantics or trading insults. I've made my point. Put your money where your mouths are.
    We're ALL hypocrites!!

  6. #136
    Senior Member Beargryllz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    INTP
    Posts
    2,739

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    We're ALL hypocrites!!
    We are finally getting somewhere! This thread may still have potential...

  7. #137
    Administrator highlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sx/sp
    Socionics
    ILI Ni
    Posts
    17,896

    Default

    People who equate 1M with being rich - you need to do the math.

    Also, consider there is value associated with the time you have left to work. So, if you are 25 and you have another 40 years to work, that is worth quite a bit in real dollars - probably quite a bit more than 1M. If you are 56 and you only have 9 years left, you need to have assets that will allow you to continue to live comfortably as the income stream diminishes. Age is an issue. Try getting a job when you're 60 vs 30.

    Please provide feedback on my Nohari and Johari Window by clicking here: Nohari/Johari

    Tri-type 639

  8. #138
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    ISFP
    Enneagram
    6w7 sx
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    25,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    People want more.

    Both millionaires and peasants are people. The presence of money does not change this.
    Peasants? Don't you think society should have moved beyond this kind of sentiment at this point?

    I think the presence of money makes a huge difference when people live in constant worry and other people are just greedy. To oversimplify this is not only unethical, but truly shady logic.

  9. #139
    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    Yin
    Enneagram
    One sx/sp
    Posts
    13,909

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    People want more.

    Both millionaires and peasants are people. The presence of money does not change this.
    Sure, they are all human beings. But that never the less the amount of wealth a person has really changes their life.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


    _________________________________
    INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
    Live and let live will just amount to might makes right

  10. #140
    Tempbanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Enneagram
    8w9
    Posts
    14,031

    Default

    People always want more than what they have.

    How this is surprising to anyone is beyond me.

Similar Threads

  1. Everyone in the US Knew There Might be a Housing Bubble
    By nomadic in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 12-29-2009, 12:00 AM
  2. Foreign students in the US
    By Moiety in forum Academics and Careers
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-12-2009, 09:57 PM
  3. Is ideology the bane of intellectual sophistication in the US?
    By coberst in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-13-2009, 01:18 PM
  4. MBTIc votes in the US election
    By Economica in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 110
    Last Post: 10-31-2008, 08:38 PM
  5. Christianity's Fall from Grace (in the US)
    By mippus in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 11:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO