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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
What do you think about richness?

Are they - The wealthiest men/women of the world - really earned their wealth by honest work? Are they worth of their wealth?

Is it fair, that one man can own more than 500 million people?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's not fair, but then life isn't fair.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There can be rich people who've honestly earned their money, but the most wealthy people come from rich families, a lot of it is passed on, they're given the family business, etc.

    I think it sucks, but like wildchild said, life isn't fair.

    An eye for an eye makes the world blind.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Do we have to accept that life isn't fair?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zenius:

    Do we have to accept that life isn't fair?

    erm yeah. there aint much we can do about it

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by shazza:
    erm yeah. there aint much we can do about it


    Sure we can.

    We can elect candidates that make our country more equal, more fair, less corrupted.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hummmmm, i feel a political thing here, or am i just being a pink babboon?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zenius:
    Sure we can.

    We can elect candidates that make our country more equal, more fair, less corrupted.


    i quote from the disney, aladdin.
    "youve heard of the golden rule havent you? whoever has the gold makes the rules"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SusieLovesCalvin:
    i quote from the disney, aladdin.
    "youve heard of the golden rule havent you? whoever has the gold makes the rules"

    thank you susie.

    zenius, whilst ur poltical views are interesting and respected, they become more interesting and respected when in the politics forum.

    another thing, do u happen to talk in a very patronising tone of voice? cos that's how i imagine you. also, someone needs to really bring u down to earth.

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Regardless my statement that politics can guide our societies to whatever direction they want, this thread is not about politics.

    It's about money and wealth.
    Does the rich really deserve their wealth?
    Are they worth it?

    Is it good that 90% of all the wealth is owned by 2% of us?

    Is it ok that in the future corporations have all the power?
    You and me, ordinary people, independent countries cannot do anything to resist them.

    OK, maybe this thread has some political aspects, but try not to bring politics into this, ok.


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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The world is a very unbalanced place, the power over the masses is in the hands of the few.
    I don't see it changing either, the only way it will change is through war or rebellion by the poorer countries. But this has little chance of happening/succeeding. In a world where some of the lowest earners in Britain make more money in a week than an African family in a year I really cant see things changing. We need the poorer countries, we know it, they know it, but unfortunately there is nothing anyone can do about it, we rule them economically because they fear us physically, Iraq anyone? As long as we have the tanks,planes,guns and troops we can do whatever we want.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru


    You almost said it all.
    Are there anyone to critizise what's left?


    [This message has been edited by Zenius (edited 23-06-2001).]
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    If I was rich, I'd keep only so much money to be able to live as a normal person; the rest would go to orphanages, nursing homes, poorhouses etc.

    Control your anger or you will be controlled by it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i have a friend who is extremely rich and he could have anything he wanted. He has a family and they have everything...EVERYTHING! but it doesnt make him happy because he inherited the fortune and he always wanted to make it on his own, with his own hands so that he could be proud of what he made so money and richness does not equal happiness....
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru

    Do you consider mohamed al fayed as a respected businessman?


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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zenius:

    Do you consider mohamed al fayed as a respected businessman?


    [This message has been edited by Zenius (edited 23-06-2001).]


    yes. he cam here with nothing and built up a very successul buisness
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zenius:
    Regardless my statement that politics can guide our societies .............

    Is it good that 90% of all the wealth is owned by 2% of us?

    Is it ok that in ............

    It is good for the 2 percent, and the way u said 2% of US, are u in that 2%??, give us a tenna mate.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Whowhere:

    yes. he cam here with nothing and built up a very successul buisness

    The ability to make HUGE piles of cash doesn;t make him repectable. Otherwise we would have the utmost repect for drug dealers and bank robbers. I think you need to look into HOW he made his wad before you suggest that he is repectable.

    Personally, if you hadn't already guessed, I have nothing but contempt for the man. I think the judge in the Hamilton libel trial summed him up very well. He only won that case because he was up against an equally comtemptable man.

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