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    Default Earning Vs. Entitlement.

    It is a bigger problem in non-monetary examples than in monetary examples, discuss.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

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    True greatness does not need recognition

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    True greatness does not need recognition
    How would you know it is great then? It would at least need to be comparably great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    How would you know it is great then? It would at least need to be comparably great.
    No, the essence of the spelling is that everybody knows a skyscraper is greater than a house. And its the same with true greatness, you'll see it, when you experience it.

    I know it may be a strange concept in our modern world to actually do something without wanting to earn money for it or be entitled. But watch what charity organisations are doing in the poor countries everyday. Thats greatness and greatness still exists. Tho its idea has died some years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    No, the essence of the spelling is that everybody knows a skyscraper is greater than a house. And its the same with true greatness, you'll see it, when you experience it.

    I know it may be a strange concept in our modern world to actually do something without wanting to earn money for it or be entitled. But watch what charity organisations are doing in the poor countries everyday. Thats greatness and greatness still exists. Tho its idea has died some years ago
    I don't know if a skyscraper is greater than a house. What if I live in the house? What if I built the house? You might say that is being subjective but objective greatness requires recognition.

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    Well from a philosophical standpoint you are right. but I am not good at philosophy, I am a realist.

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    I must be a philosopher then.

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    My ears pop in skyscrapers. Probably need a parachute to escape too. Which would be kind of cool, but I doubt it works anyways. Ever seen anyone jump from one? You'd think it'd take a long time to fall, but it doesn't. You have just a moment's notice to pull the chute out.. and then there's the issue of manuevering around other skyscapers too. Very few could pull this off except professionals. Not something any panicking resident could do well in the heat of the moment. Really, it's just not a great idea all around. I'll take the house.

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    the thought about that I need to take drugs sometime again this day and age gets stronger and stronger

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