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  • Ignorant but wealthy

    12 44.44%
  • Poor but understanding the truth

    15 55.56%
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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Although it is rather esoteric, such a question should have an obvious answer to someone like you. Please don't take that as an insult. Just saying.
    Did you change your poll questions?

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I could never be ignorant in a general sense.

    That is a personal trait. And a choice.

    Wealth is external. I would take wealth and continue to not be ignorant...in fact...it would expand my horizons exponentially.
    What makes you say that you cannot be ignorant in the general sense?

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I only know one of those, friend.


    And the ignorance of it is much on display at DP...
    Well I'm not sure I know what you are talking about, but there is surely a lot of ignorance on display, not only here but elsewhere. That goes for me as well.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You do know that poor people abuse drugs too?And had Rush been poor he most likely would be in prison for abusing prescription drugs.
    The point is that wealth cannot make one happy.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Did you change your poll questions?
    Nope.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    If I "knew the truth" (whatever that means), presumably I'd know what I needed to do to change my status of being poor. So that option doesn't seem too bad.

    If I was ignorant but wealthy, the question should be asked whether this implies infinite wealth, i.e. no risk of squandering it and ending up poor. Moderately wealthy and supremely impulsive/ignorant is a recipe for ending up poor in short order. And I would ask how ignorant. An ignorant wealthy person could spend some of the wealth to gain education and information that would decrease the ignorance.

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The point is that wealth cannot make one happy.
    But being smart can make a poor person wealthy, and the process of becoming wealthier tends to result in satisfaction, at least with oneself.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    But being smart can make a poor person wealthy, and the process of becoming wealthier tends to result in satisfaction, at least with oneself.
    The truth will make you free. Free from the need to have wealth.

    Knowledge or wealth-tat-walla-baba-himalayan-yogi-jpg

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Yep, the depth of our ignorance is as deep as the ocean. These are just the beginning, mundane effects of the practice of pranayama. Previously yogis who had mastered this type of yoga could raise the temperature of the body so high that it would burn completely, and the self, the atma, would travel to its desired destination.



    Knowledge indeed reigns supreme.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The truth will make you free. Free from the need to have wealth.

    Knowledge or wealth-tat-walla-baba-himalayan-yogi-jpg
    Pff. Classic example of the desires of some that everyone be equally poor. Either that or this is merely what financially insecure and/or impulsive people say to themselves to rationalize their financial situation or try to find happiness in spite of it.

    "The truth" is that my personal conscious decision to save and invest some of my income and build wealth makes me happy. "The truth" is that I personally would not be happy as a monk.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    What makes you say that you cannot be ignorant in the general sense?
    Because that is a personal trait (as well as a personal 'state.') and I am not, nor do I desire to be. I am an avid reader and always looking for new things, new places, new experiences, new information. I am certainly not ignorant in the general sense, altho of course in areas.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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