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  1. Account suspended
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    31 Mar '17 17:062 edits
    More than paycheque.
    In his book "Road less traveled", Scott Peck says: "I got a paycheque and had a free lunch to-day. What do you think which gave me bigger pleasure?"
    He didn't bother to answer.

    Why no one says no to free meal? What's the magic in getting one free meal?
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    31 Mar '17 17:08
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Because it's free.

    (Humans seem to like the idea to get things free of charge.)
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    31 Mar '17 17:21
    There's no such thing as a free lunch.
  4. SubscriberPonderable
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    31 Mar '17 18:13
    Originally posted by drewnogal
    There's no such thing as a free lunch.
    So the saying goes. In fact most people inviting for something free want a payback in the one or other form.
    But I like to believe that there is true altruism found in mankind.
  5. Gothenburg
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    31 Mar '17 18:181 edit
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    So the saying goes. In fact most people inviting for something free want a payback in the one or other form.
    But I like to believe that there is true altruism found in mankind.
    And many people invited to a free lunch would like, no doubt, to give back in one way or another. I think.
  6. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    31 Mar '17 19:56
    Many a saloon in the U,S. used to offer a free lunch. Pleased patrons then had more cash to spend on drinks.
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    01 Apr '17 06:53
    There is a certain pleasure in giving without reward.

    And receiving without payment.

    Human Nature?
  8. SubscriberPonderable
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    14 Apr '17 14:59
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    There is a certain pleasure in giving without reward.

    And receiving without payment.

    Human Nature?
    In fact it could be a relationship thing.
    We feel appreciated when getting a gift.
    We feel generous when giving.

    Having a positive emotion is called "feeling good".

    However we do have a problem if the gift is not a gift, but a bribe or a bait.
  9. Arch Stantons Grave
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    14 Apr '17 16:19
    You will all be in your graves a lot sooner than you think.
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    21 Apr '17 08:36
    Originally posted by The Gravedigger
    You will all be in your graves a lot sooner than you think.
    Isn't that message a bit upbeat?
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