This is a good question and the answers can be varied quite a bit. Surviving VS Living? What would you want to do with all the time you say you have given away? Finding something that you enjoy doing for a living is a huge bonus, but there are many ways to survive without going to work everyday.
True.. though I'd risk prison time for most of them. :) and unfortunately "starving artist" takes on new meaning when you actually starve. Lol.
Ha! Good point.
Only in the western culture where capitalism is considered more important than water, air or even humanity itself.
If I'm comfortable, why do I want more? Why do we measure success by wealth? What are the alternatives?
I'm sorry to be of no help. I'm just as perplexed (and perhaps despondent) as you.
In the abundance of water, The Fool is thirsty.
Aww...Phil! You are so cute and speak for most of us...thank you...
I guess it depends on the lifestyle you desire and are willing to work for.
If you want to live in Vic's socialist 'utopia' and are satisfied with what ever government cheese they are handing out this week, then I suppose you can hop off the mouse wheel and head on over to the HHS office to get signed up.
If you want more choices, and freedoms to live where you want, eat what you want, etc. - then that requires a bit of sacrifice.
For me, the 'sacrifices' required to earn a comfortable lifestyle is way preferable to the ultimate sacrifice of giving up my freedoms.
There's nothing wrong with earning money.
The concern is when you care more about what happens to that money after you earn it, than you care about what happens to your fellow human beings.
"Let them starve as long as I can keep what I earned. "
"I will kill anyone who touches my stuff"
“If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor"
I personally choose the last one. I earn high 6 figure salary because society says that is what I am worth. I give the government every penny it asks for and the rest I give to others. I live like a poor man and I am happier than most people I meet. Jesus gave good advice. If you want to call that socialism, I don't care. I hope you are as happy as I am in the choices you have made.
In as much as you have been dishonest with me more than once - I don't believe you.
You make 6 figures
give the rest away
You are homeless?
You beg for food and computer time?
YOUR concern is When I care about MY money?
Let your concern be for your own charity.
Keep your moralist comments to yourself. Quite daring to profess the words of Jesus and have no belief in God.
You started this one.
I don't care what you do, when you call me out of the blue to say I take welfare cheese I respond.
I don't care what you believe. And no, I am not homeless, I am not Jesus either so I do my best to follow his advice but I am not perfect. Should I stop following the advice of Plato or Jefferson or Gandhi or Kant or King simply because I don't think they were gods?
I think following the advice of Jesus is a good idea for everyone - even you! I think a good place to start is admitting the hypocrisy of claiming to be a follower of Jesus, working hard to follow in His footsteps while at the same time denying Him as the Son of God.
So, you're not homeless after giving your six figure income to the government and the give the rest to others? So, .... government housing? How do you live Vic? Or, were you exaggerating to make yourself sound more generous and successful than you really are? (Did Jesus teach you that?)
You read it wrong. I give it away. Didn't say I get nothing in return.
I read it wrong? I don't think so. "So, you're not homeless after giving your six figure income to the government and the give the rest to others? "
So, when you say you "give the rest to others", what you mean is that you buy stuff? A tad misleading wouldn't you say? Especially after claiming to live like a poor man.
Is it? Doesn't that depend on what I am buying and for whom?
Paying for housing for those who can't afford it and then sharing that roof?
Driving a car that cost $600 so I can pay for transportation for people seeking jobs or trying to launch a career?
Purchasing bulk food supplies and only eating what I need so others will also be fed?
I guess that makes my a no-good commy or a selfish dickwad, depending on where you sit on the spectrum.
Could you guys hold on for a minute on this conversation? I have to go make some popcorn. It's getting good. :)
That's not what you said. In fact, it's not even what you've said now! One could imply that you are sharing a house with others and buying food for many - but that's not what you said though - is it?
Your lies precede you Vic - I don't believe you.
And yes, your are a commie.
Ok I'm back. Popcorn in hand. Commie...huh. Doubt he will deny that.
Well, go get some Raisinettes, sit down and watch!
Damn! I haven't had Raisinettes in Forever! Good call! :)
It beats the alternative.
Money is a game, how you choose to play it is up to you.
Never complain...just go about with postitive thinking and hopefully life will shift...s-l-o-w-l-y... When Kelsey Grammar was asked this question...that is how he responded...he said "Plod. Every day...plod. From one foot after the other."
I know! It grinds! What else is there! Other than what you've got already... Food...drink and smoke...
Hon...now, you're just a great target for some Seventh Day Adventist...
Seriously...what do you expect to get for the paper in your wallet?