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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Well what I was getting at is that it's selfish for a person to share ideas without letting others share theirs, but it's selfless for a person to share his/her toys without asking for others to share theirs.
    But toys have a pretty well established value among everyone. The value of an idea varies greatly depending on who is offering it and who it is being offered to.

    As an example, how selfless would it be to offer a Jewish family a Christmas ham as a gift and to be so goodly as to not require a gift in return?

    If the ideas you're offering are judged not to have value, then it's easy to see your "offer" as self-aggrandizement at the least, and a form of imperialism at worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMWarner View Post
    As an example, how selfless would it be to offer a Jewish family a Christmas ham as a gift and to be so goodly as to not require a gift in return?
    That's the passive-aggressive way of saying what the bartender in Star Wars said: "We don't want your kind here!"

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