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    12 44.44%
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    Knowledge or wealth

    If you had to choose between being ignorant and wealthy or being poor but understanding the truth, which would you choose?

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    The truth about what? I don't always want "the truth." Generally people don't want the truth and will get angry or deny it if told the truth.

    There is almost no situation where a person can be both rich and ignorant. But being stupidly happy and rich is far superior that realizing the full misery of your impoverished life living in a cardboard box wondering where your next meal is coming from.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Generally people don't want the truth and will get angry or deny it if told the truth.
    That's right and is why if most people REALLY had the choice, they would choose ignorant and wealthy. Very rare would someone actually choose poverty and knowledge.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    The rich have their own truths.

    Knowledge and understanding is wealth.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    The rich have their own truths.
    The rich, like almost everyone else, have their egotistical illusions that they cater to. The truth is only useful when it suits those purposes, otherwise not.

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Knowledge and understanding is wealth.
    Absolutely! Ignorance is at the root of all suffering.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    If you had to choose between being ignorant and wealthy or being poor but understanding the truth, which would you choose?
    If I had the choice between the two I would pick ignorant and wealthy. I know what it is like being poor. I know what it is like living paycheck to paycheck.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    The rich have their own truths.

    Knowledge and understanding is wealth.
    well said.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    I'll take the money...without hesitation.

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    Re: Knowledge or wealth

    Ignorance is bliss. Ignorance with a heaping helping of cash to go along with it is even better.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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