In terms of 'good' and 'bad' every decision, every change, is zero-sum, equal parts positive and negative.  From what you eat for dinner to whether you trust North Korea - it doesn't matter to the Earth.  Whatever value it brings to you will be exactly balanced by some level of disvalue somewhere else.

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In terms of 'good' and 'bad' every decision, every change, is zero-sum, equal parts positive and negative. From what you eat for dinner to whether you trust North Korea - it doesn't matter to the Earth. Whatever value it brings to you will be exactly balanced by some level of disvalue somewhere else.

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Nothing matters, just live your life, be kind to others and enjoy every moment...be the best you can be...everyone can be a little fragile , so take it easy....

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Very good!

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Rooster Rooster

That is magical thinking. Life doesn't work that way.

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Budwick Budwick

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Glad you have life all figured out. Please continue to only do the things that bring only positive utility to the entire world.

Much appreciated Bud.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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I'm sorry Vic, did I harsh your mellow?

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Budwick Budwick

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How could it? Your decisions create only positive results. . .oh, wait a minute. . . are you saying that you purposely tried caused me dis-utility by your actions. Hmmm (hmm). Maybe it doesn't work the way you think it does, maybe it is ... magic (hehe).

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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Cause you dis-utility?
Look Vic, if you are experiencing, ... irregularity, look to your diet, life style, general health - not me!

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Budwick Budwick

Nothing matters, just live your life, be kind to others and enjoy every moment...be the best you can be...everyone can be a little fragile , so take it easy....

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JD JD

I don't have access to enough information to agree our disagree, though I believe it don't mean nothing to the earth.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge

Your own take on Newton's Third Law.

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JerryHendrickson JerryHendrickson

If I trade a portion of something I have an abundance of for something I need, but lack, with someone who has an abundance of what I need, but lacks and needs what I have...than is a win-win, not a zero-sum game.

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Bozette Bozette

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I don't know. Seems reasonable. Why did you have an abundance, and what dis-utilty was generated by you taking ownership of more than you needed? Now to ask the same of the other party? Who or what suffered a loss or a missed opportunity due to a transaction that was only possible because of an initial unequity?

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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That you assume a "dis-utility" doesn't make it so. Perhaps I grew a bumper crop of tomatoes and my trading partner more peppers than needed...how is our trade "dis-utility", "unequity", or anyone else suffering a loss?

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Bozette Bozette

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Do you want a debate? Of course it all comes down to hypotheticals. And yes, I assume, based on my understanding of human nature, human needs, economy and agriculture.
But of course I don't know. I would be happy to suggest a few dozen possible sources of dis-utilty. I am also happy just to say, "OK, you win."

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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Of course you could find inequality in the most benign and mutually beneficial things, Vic. It's who you are.

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Bozette Bozette

is that based on Emotions or Logic?

Mortar ** vs. Synthetic **
I've tried both
both have advantages & disadvantages

I have found both work best on different areas of the cabin


trial an error

warm/chill day tomarrow

Wednesday:
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Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer

There you go again, Vic, pontificatng in absolutes, when you have often said there are no absolutes that we can know for certain. (biggrin)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

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Yeppers.

What's it to you?

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Yeppers. What's it to you?

Nothing, except amusement. (biggrin)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

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Glad to provide that for you. You are easy.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

In response to “Glad to provide that for you. You are easy.

Indeed; it doesn't take much to amuse me. (biggrin)

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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

You are pretending to know something when you don't.

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that_guy that_guy

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(maniac) that's the fun part.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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That is a disgrace.

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that_guy that_guy

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I'm in Disgrace https://g.co/kgs/MFzMQy

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

Your thesis makes no sense. "Zero sum" means no benefit from cooperation. Consider the carbon cycle, oxygen cycle, water cycle, a bazillion other cycles associated with living things. All give benefits from cooperation.

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that_guy that_guy

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I submit that all also have resultant disutility. Equal, in the long run to the benefits.

That we choose to ignore or simply cannot measure those results notwithstanding.

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VicZinc VicZinc OP

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Ok, so your premise is based on guessing. That'll work!

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that_guy that_guy

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Thanks. As long as we agree.

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