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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Hm. Not lookin' like quite the Truth I had in mind.
    Come one Goshin. You have the heart of a warrior. Don't get all weak minded because the task of self realization is daunting.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I am very grateful that we are not limited to those two options. There is no shame in being ignorant because that is a correctable condition. So I think I would take the money and then use it to obtain knowledge. Of course those who have knowledge are unlikely to remain poor unless they choose to remain poor, but I would think having the financial resources to begin with would be more efficient and a lot faster. (Acknowledging that approaching it from this angle violates the philosophical point of the thread.)
    Actually unless one is very advanced in terms of real knowledge to begin with, having the money is likely to be a very big obstruction on the path of knowledge. Usually people have to give up such things first.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Yep. Like I said before, a knucklehead girl!

    Any rate, at least you got it half right.
    too bad .I wish I was ignorant like you
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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    too bad .I wish I was ignorant like you
    I honestly hope that you never have to be as ignorant as I am.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I honestly hope that you never have to be as ignorant as I am.
    admit you are wealthy
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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Come one Goshin. You have the heart of a warrior. Don't get all weak minded because the task of self realization is daunting.


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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL, Bush is much smarter than most Americans. Even White House Counsel Lanny Davis admitted that Bush was a genius when it came to understanding other people and being able to get along with them


    His military IQ test demonstrated he scored higher than either Kerry or Kennedy. and like it or not, you cannot graduate from Harvard Business school if you are a moron.

    when Bush was a pledge back in the days Yale had fraternities, he and all the other pledges were in some meeting with upper class members. Pledges were asked if they could name all the other pledges in the room and Bush not only did that, he had learned their home towns as well

    sorry DF-Morons cannot do that sort of thing.
    Though this is not about Bush, I agree he is no dummy. He does have a reputation for being intellectually lazy, which is about ignorance, not intelligence.

    I do agree that one can not graduate from either HBS nor HLS without some serious grey matter.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    When you have to live in a dangerous neighborhood because you can't afford to live in a decent neighborhood,when your kids have to attend lousy schools, when you manage to actually get something nice you have to wait until your neighbors are asleep so that they are not plotting to steal from you and many other things that poor people face then come back and let me know if you would rather be poor and know the truth or wealthy and ignorant.
    This is something you feel is of value to most people, correct? These things are not 'conveniences?'

    For most people, not all of course.
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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL, Bush is much smarter than most Americans. Even White House Counsel Lanny Davis admitted that Bush was a genius when it came to understanding other people and being able to get along with them
    Then Davis is a sycophant. Bush 'understands people'? I'd be surprised if he understands how to wipe his ass without redecorating. Tell me this was an idle jest.

    His military IQ test demonstrated he scored higher than either Kerry or Kennedy. and like it or not, you cannot graduate from Harvard Business school if you are a moron.
    Depends how big your daddy is. Prince William went to Edinburgh, despite his failure to attain the requisite grades for eligibility.

    when Bush was a pledge back in the days Yale had fraternities, he and all the other pledges were in some meeting with upper class members. Pledges were asked if they could name all the other pledges in the room and Bush not only did that, he had learned their home towns as well
    You find this to be impressive, because?

    sorry DF-Morons cannot do that sort of thing.
    Of course they can. A paltry feat of memory hardly equates with inordinate cognition. He might treat us to a verbatim recital of Shakespeare's entire works. It means nothing.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Actually unless one is very advanced in terms of real knowledge to begin with, having the money is likely to be a very big obstruction on the path of knowledge. Usually people have to give up such things first.
    I have more faith in human nature than that. Yes there are those who become fools when they acquire large sums of money they didn't earn, and there are all those stories of those who won the lottery and were poor again within months or a few years, but I don't believe most of the uneducated, given opportunity and the wherewithal to become educated, would choose to remain ignorant.
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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