1. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    Only one cousellor ever recognized my altruistic trends and how they got me into trouble a lot.
    I act like that because "love thy enemies", "give to those less fortunate" and also to learn my own lessons.

    But sometimes altruism is just stupidity in action (ie. I've leant a lot of money which I knew was never going to get back to me, amongst other things)
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    11 Sep '11 16:55
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Only one cousellor ever recognized my altruistic trends and how they got me into trouble a lot.
    I act like that because "love thy enemies", "give to those less fortunate" and also to learn my own lessons.

    But sometimes altruism is just stupidity in action (ie. I've learnt a lot of money which I knew was never going to get back to me, amongst other things)
    If you lent money to people and you got it back then that is not an example of altruism.

    Altruism is seeking the welfare of others. Being repaid means that the debt has been canceled.
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    11 Sep '11 17:01
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Only one cousellor ever recognized my altruistic trends and how they got me into trouble a lot.
    I act like that because "love thy enemies", "give to those less fortunate" and also to learn my own lessons.

    But sometimes altruism is just stupidity in action (ie. I've learnt a lot of money which I knew was never going to get back to me, amongst other things)
    Sometimes altruism is just wishy-washiness in disguise.
  4. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    11 Sep '11 17:03
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    If you lent money to people and you got it back then that is not an example of altruism.

    Altruism is seeking the welfare of others. Being repaid means that the debt has been canceled.
    Didn't get paid back. Didn't really even expect it, That's altruism in some form,right?
  5. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    11 Sep '11 17:03
    Originally posted by FMF
    Sometimes altruism is just wishy-washiness in disguise.
    Yep.
    Example?
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    11 Sep '11 17:08
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    If you lent money to people and you got it back then that is not an example of altruism.

    Altruism is seeking the welfare of others. Being repaid means that the debt has been canceled.
    It depends on your interest rates and what other options the person had. The fact that you are lending money as an individual suggests that your are helping someone do something they couldn't have done with banks or a credit card.
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    11 Sep '11 17:09
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Didn't get paid back. Didn't really even expect it, That's altruism in some form,right?
    Maybe you should have given them the money rather than calling it a loan?
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    11 Sep '11 17:21
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Maybe you should have given them the money rather than calling it a loan?
    I would and do if the person is significantly poorer than me.

    I'm talking about those ones where you lend some dvd's and they assure you,looking you in the eye, that they will give them back in a week, while I just nod but know deep down it wont happen.

    Yet, I keep doing it
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    11 Sep '11 17:47
    .......are soon parted.
  10. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    11 Sep '11 17:50
    Originally posted by gambit3
    .......are soon parted.
    ?
    (my sense of humour is poor)
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    11 Sep '11 17:521 edit
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    ?
    (my sense of humour is poor)
    it's a famous saying, do a search.
  12. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    11 Sep '11 17:55
    Originally posted by VoidSpirit
    it's a famous saying, do a search.
    Only credit for rhp. Sorry
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    I am not calling you a fool but it is a fool and his money that are parted.
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    11 Sep '11 18:07
    Originally posted by gambit3
    I am not calling you a fool but it is a fool and his money that are parted.
    aye!

    Yes I am foolish when it comes to materials. I can admit that publicly-thats why I dont have a credit card AND the internet 🙂
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    11 Sep '11 18:262 edits
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    aye!

    Yes I am foolish when it comes to materials. I can admit that publicly-thats why I dont have a credit card AND the internet 🙂
    Just send the necessary personal information.😉
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