Teel Adams wrote:
>> I really worry about you all. I truly do. Have you never seen people
> that are happy, people that know that the true glory in life is in basic
> things. Do you live in the world of killer chimps? Have you never seen a
> man or woman at peace with their god, and realized that is more important all
> the bananas in the world?
Sorry, I've been in a position where my ability to pay the rent was
questionable. All the true glory in the world doesn't help. Tolerance
is a virtue of the naive, or those who are in a position to afford it.
>> Do you want to be Bill Gates? To you want to live your life as an insecure
> whiney little nerd?
That's not nice. Do you resent Gates because of his wealth? Aren't
there poor, whiney little nerds for you to pick on?
> Who wrets and fumes over when all the grownups complain
> about his poor play ground behavior?
He's a successful business man - is that why you don't like him?
>> No, if you want to be that, then you've not analysed the system right, you
> are trying to optimize the wrong system variables
Unfortuantely we've only been left with one two-state variable: play or
starve. Ethics are for those who can afford ethics, not for those with
responsibility for the welfare of others.