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  1. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    01 Jul '09 17:14 / 1 edit
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to center yourself, can money or the spending of huge amounts of cash, on whatever program of infrastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
  2. 01 Jul '09 17:29
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to cente ...[text shortened]... rastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
    I think there's an inherent drive within most of us to want to "make the world a better place" or "resist those forces that are making the world a worse place". It's the reason most people care about a whole bunch of things that don't have any direct impact on their own lives.

    If you could wave a magic wand and create a perfect world where there weren't any problems of any kind, I'm sure most people would immediately come up with a bunch of ideas for "making improvements"
  3. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    01 Jul '09 17:32
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to cente ...[text shortened]... rastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
    I wouldn't quit my job. I'd keep doing it for nothing. How does one measure the Quality Of Life Quotient of that?
  4. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    01 Jul '09 17:37
    Originally posted by FMF
    I wouldn't quit my job. I'd keep doing it for nothing. How does one measure the Quality Of Life Quotient of that?
    Division by nothing tends to increase the value of a function without limit such that at the limit the result would tend towards infinity. Unfortunately for the binary set the return is recorded simply as NAN. (not a number-go figure!)
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    01 Jul '09 18:34
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to cente ...[text shortened]... rastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
    If money itself is the root of all evil, then spending more of it should only make existing problems worse.
  6. 01 Jul '09 20:05
    Originally posted by rwingett
    If money itself is the root of all evil, then spending more of it should only make existing problems worse.
    The Bible actually says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil..
  7. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    01 Jul '09 21:03
    Originally posted by techsouth
    The Bible actually says the [b]love of money is the root of all kinds of evil..[/b]
    Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
  8. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    01 Jul '09 21:11
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to cente ...[text shortened]... rastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
    No. The human heart causes human suffering. Money is little more than asprin -- it occasionally tales the edge off.
  9. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    01 Jul '09 21:15
    Originally posted by spruce112358
    No. The human heart causes human suffering. Money is little more than asprin -- it occasionally tales the edge off.
    That's like saying veins cause bleeding.
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    01 Jul '09 22:57
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Two people shared in 53 million bux over the weekend, here downunder.

    At US 80c = 1AU$ thats still 42.4 million large dollars, which I suppose for many would sort of qualify as being the answer to the question on the meaning of life and everything. Yet it begs the question, how much money is enough?

    Without a philosophy or a fundamental belief to cente ...[text shortened]... rastructure or social equity ever solve any of life's endemic sociatal problems and inequities?
    I'd go back to teaching full time. I taught full time until I got married and had to make enough money to pay the mortgage and clothe and feed my wife and kids. Teaching has always been my calling.
  11. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    02 Jul '09 00:39
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'd go back to teaching full time. I taught full time until I got married and had to make enough money to pay the mortgage and clothe and feed my wife and kids. Teaching has always been my calling.
    Well you could always still satisfy that urge by moonlighting as an on-line lecturer.
  12. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    02 Jul '09 00:41
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'd go back to teaching full time. I taught full time until I got married and had to make enough money to pay the mortgage and clothe and feed my wife and kids. Teaching has always been my calling.
    What did you teach?

    What lucrative, but stultifying, career did you give up teaching for?
  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Jul '09 01:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Well you could always still satisfy that urge by moonlighting as an on-line lecturer.
    LOL. Very good. I see you followed my links.



    I wonder if any of my students read this board. I gotta start being careful about what I say.
  14. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Jul '09 01:10
    Originally posted by rwingett
    What did you teach?

    What lucrative, but stultifying, career did you give up teaching for?
    Math, science and law. Jr. High/ HS level, mostly.

    I gave it up to become a practicing lawyer (though I still teach some). It probably doesn't help that I practice the most boring area of law imaginable... but I miss being in the classroom.
  15. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    02 Jul '09 01:36
    Originally posted by sh76
    Math, science and law. Jr. High/ HS level, mostly.

    I gave it up to become a practicing lawyer (though I still teach some). It probably doesn't help that I practice the most boring area of law imaginable... but I miss being in the classroom.
    I taught five semesters at a local community college. Perspective drawing. But I gave it all up for a life of forum posting. It pays about the same.