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So, NORE, give us your wisdom in life. Get a union job at that grocery store you mentioned? Since you've told us all we're doing it wrong tell us how one does it right.
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Lol, NORE admonishes us for working hard in our youth to ensure our later years will be comfortable yet quotes biblical passages suggesting fealty to a god that is imaginary for an eternal reward that won't happen in a place that doesn't exist.
post #318 of 387
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Lol, NORE admonishes us for working hard in our youth to ensure our later years will be comfortable yet quotes biblical passages suggesting fealty to a god that is imaginary for an eternal reward that won't happen in a place that doesn't exist.

Actually, I would encourage this position in the OWS crowd. It's a pretty common sociological phenomena that if the haves can convince the have-nots they'll get eternal reward for being poor they'll take being poor better.
post #319 of 387
what about the being stupid part?
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So, NORE, give us your wisdom in life. Get a union job at that grocery store you mentioned? Since you've told us all we're doing it wrong tell us how one does it right.

All I'm saying is that there is nothing wrong with going full steam ahead with a goal in view, just make sure that goal is the right one. Money/material possessions don't solve problems in a lasting way nor do they bring about lasting happiness. Pleasing God does.
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Lol, NORE admonishes us for working hard in our youth to ensure our later years will be comfortable yet quotes biblical passages suggesting fealty to a god that is imaginary for an eternal reward that won't happen in a place that doesn't exist.

The lesson for today folks; read that simple yet powerful parable again. Think about to whom he was speaking and at what time. Then try to extract the principle, draw a parallel for yourself. Apply it. Profit. teacha.gif
post #321 of 387
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So, NORE, give us your wisdom in life. Get a union job at that grocery store you mentioned? Since you've told us all we're doing it wrong tell us how one does it right.

All I'm saying is that there is nothing wrong with going full steam ahead with a goal in view, just make sure that goal is the right one. Money/material possessions don't solve problems in a lasting way nor do they bring about lasting happiness. Pleasing God does.

That's cute. You're going to make a good poor.

Money actually does solve problems in a lasting way. It solves the problem of not having any.
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lol8[1].gif

I actually do very well.
post #323 of 387
"Everybody needs money. That's why they call it money."
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lol8[1].gif

I actually do very well.

You are going hell.
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Making money and using it well relieves others of being required to look after your financial missteps when you can no longer do so....so I see no evil in working hard and maintaining your 'house'.

When in Rome I took notice of how well the Popes have taken that passage to heart, they live very plainly of course.
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

All I'm saying is that there is nothing wrong with going full steam ahead with a goal in view, just make sure that goal is the right one. Money/material possessions don't solve problems in a lasting way nor do they bring about lasting happiness. Pleasing God does.
The lesson for today folks; read that simple yet powerful parable again. Think about to whom he was speaking and at what time. Then try to extract the principle, draw a parallel for yourself. Apply it. Profit. teacha.gif

What if you are a Buddhist that doesn't believe in God? What do you do then?
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What if you are a Buddhist that doesn't believe in God? What do you do then?

Not profit.
post #328 of 387
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There's a lot of middle ground between toiling your life away living for work and being some kind of hippie living hand to mouth squatting in a ditch. You can be successful and still have a decent life/work balance.
No self respecting hippie would squat in a ditch.
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Why are your 20's more valuable than your 40's or 50's?
If you have to ask . . .

Anyway, TJ and GDL seem to have produced the best answer for the work like hell early and often crowd. You might actually like it and find it gratifying in many ways.
The "I'll just live more when I'm older" crowd seem to be making a very basic error.
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If you have to ask . . .
Anyway, TJ and GDL seem to have produced the best answer for the work like hell early and often crowd. You might actually like it and find it gratifying in many ways.
The "I'll just live more when I'm older" crowd seem to be making a very basic error.

I always lived by my parents advice that "if you enjoy your career, you'll never work a day in your life." I look back on those days as a retired athlete (probably) looks back on theirs: that was fun, it was challenging, I'm really glad I did it, and I could never have kept it up into my mid 30s.

You can always pick out the analysts and associates who are in it for the money. They are miserable all the time.
Edited by tj100 - 10/2/12 at 1:05pm
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