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"Get rich or die trying"

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by daz, 16 Jan 2006.

  1. daz

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    This worldly viewpoint of life seems to be taken on by an ever growing proportion of the community. Is there no dignity and pride in living a modest, happy lifestyle and enjoying the time you have with your family and friends these days any more?
     
  2. Vonhelmet

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    No.

    Ater all, what else can satisfy you but money? Money will get you anything you want! Fine cars, bling, bitches and ho's, a 9 mil and a clip of hollows in case any punks come round trying to **** with your ****.

    Seriously now, it sucks. There seems to be some idea that money will get you everything and will make you happy, and so people just want more and more and more of it.

    By the by, did you ever hear of 50 Pence? He was a British guy mocking 50 Cent. Recorded a couple of tracks such as In Da Pub and P.I.N.T. and put together an album of sorts called "Get rich or claim benefits" :D
     
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  3. loopstah

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    Blame it all on MTV.
     
  4. anarchist

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    No because capitalism doesn't work that way. It needs consumers to consume, and all the time you spend chilling with family and friends is time spent not consuming :)
     
  5. Bear

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    I can honestly say that although myself and my other half dont earn huge amounts of money, we dont need any more money than we already get. Of course its always good to have more but we're perfectly happy with what we have.
     
  6. Shoseki

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    This contrasts with my own motto, "Get laid or die trying".

    Perhaps I should try the money one first... :D
     
  7. Errol

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    If you combine the two, you could pay to get laid.
     
  8. Shoseki

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    Nah, the genius is in the reverse...
     
  9. Errol

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    True, that is why I currently work full time as an adult movie star for pert18yroldgirls.com.
     
  10. anarchist

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    Do they have any job vacancies? ;)
     
  11. Nat

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    Shame, I was about to register pay2getlaid.com and make my fortune...

    For an army of Lego men with giant conical breasts? The future is here, Ladies and Gentlemen!
     
  12. Jonny ///M

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    Totally bang on mate,my family may not be well off but i love my live and enjoy the time i have with my family.I work to spend on myself and dont ask for money from the parents for anything at all really.Parents have zero debt,my dad drives a P reg laguna and sees no point in buying the latest and greatest car and only spends within his means.A LA no credit cards here.

    Big contrast compaired to my mates family.......... :o
     
  13. anarchist

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    I've heard of worse fetishes! :)
     
  14. Nat

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    Sure, you never hear about the fire brigade being called out to extricate a legosexual from an embarrassing predicament. Its all good, clean fun. ;)
     
  15. theleg

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    What do you mean 'any more'? :o

    I think its always been this way...Very few people are ever content with what they have...More money, power, birds etc is always an aim..

    The human race is horribly greedy...always has been.
     
  16. anarchist

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    Humans are a co-operative species - according to our evolutionary history. We've always lived in groups, hunted in groups etc. and had co-operative societies. I think selfish greed is a relatively recent thing.
     
  17. Shoseki

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    Bottom line is, though, that often Greed can be the driving force to work. If you never want anything, you are never driven to acheive.

    Well, for some people. I don't *have* do many things, but do them for a sense of achievement and the pleasure they give.

    Its a bit like World of Warcraft... when you get to the top, you realise there isn't anything to drive you to play the game any more.

    Which is why I pity people born into millions of pounds - their life must seem so empty and comforted...
     
  18. theleg

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    What is relatively recent?

    Relatively recent being since the advent of modern civilisation? Co-op societies as hunter gatherers...but since we started evolving beyond that, we have come into our own..
     
  19. anarchist

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    I don't know - I guess when people started to want things for themselves, non essential things, rather than just catching food as a group to survive. I wouldn't like to state a particular date though!
     
  20. daz

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    The point is that these days it's not a quest for gradual betterment, moving up the corporate ladder or starting your own business from scratch - it's that of instant gratification and riches far beyond your dreams so you can buy spinning rims and jewelery.