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If you didn't need to work, would you still want to?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by oatmeal, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. SH-M

    SH-M Power Member

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    I think working keeps one sane. There's a reason even the richest people in the world still work, but of course in a totally different path/structure.

    Jazzc's beautifully describes it to the point and you can easily close the thread after this: "First of all, being financially set means you are able to be productive in any way you choose. You work for the fun of it. Compare this to working for survival, take a stab at which one is best" - Jazzc
     
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    I love driving a truck but I don't love it good enough to do it with millions sitting in the bank
     
  3. RebeccaThomas

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    It would be fun for a few months, then I think depression would set in.

    If I didn't need the cash, I would probably volunteer for something I really cared about.
     
  4. JackobyJenkins

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    I would, this year i earned enough money for like 20years, and still im about to finish the University, and become a full time doctor.
    And if (not if, but when!) so when i will achieve my goal in life, i will work till i die!
    I suggest you guys all do what you really enjoy, than you wont work ever again!
     
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    haha, good one!
    Actually, I have. I've met some of the most inspiring hard-working people on that trip. I understand that there's always a "lazy ass" majority, but I was lucky enough not to see any of that. Most people I ran into were working their faces off.
     
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    We are human being.
    Even though we are living in 2019, but our DNA/programming is still very old version.
    We wake up, we have purpose. To hunt animal - searching for food, to survive.
    Every achievement create euphoria.


    If one day suddenly you wake up, and you got nothing to do, nothing to catch, you gonna feel very depressed.
    Most people with depression are caused by they have no purpose in life.

    Its no different than living inside the prison.
     
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  7. oatmeal

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    Things can go south very fast at 75 years old
    than at 30. When people feel they have no reason to live any longer, well, you can imagine where they might end up in 5 years. But when a 30 year old feels like they have no reason to live anymore, their body won't let them die because they are in their physical and health prime. The experiment wasn't meant to test 30 year olds and the question of how much longer they could live without having anything to do.

    Have you heard about the lottery winners? This falls in a similar case. You would think that most lottery winners would be happier and have a better life after winning tons of money. But what did findings reveal? It only brought them more problems and more pain and many of them wished they never had won in the first place. How can this be? Because throwing a ton of money at someone's face isn't going to make them better human beings and solve problems. Money only magnifies what is already there. If you happen to be a good person with wisdom and smarts, then good on you. But you know what most people would do and it won't lead them to a better life. They'll just end up more miserable in the end.

    Here's another example: give a man fish and he'll eat for the day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for the rest of his life. Fish = money. Meaning = how to be happy/fulfilled/satisfied while making money. So yes, people want fish so they can eat today, but what people want more and what is better for them is to teach them the skill of catching fish. That is meaningful. Simply being a person who receives handouts to get by for the day is not going to be happy and have a meaningful life.

    Valued responsibility would be learning the craft and skill of fishing and then providing for yourself, your family, your children, maybe even your community with fish.

    But if you only receive fish as a handout for the day and spend the rest of your day playing video games and drinking booze, even if that is "valuable" to the individual, this subjective value is not intrinsically valuable. Nobody can justify that is a great life and a meaningful one to merely be covered in cheetos dust while snacking away playing videos games in your mom's basement. That person should be encouraged to take on a meaningful challenge that improves his/her life as well it being good for others, the community, the world.....doing good is a valuable responsibility.
     
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    I have my moments. I am starting college at Middle Tennessee State University in 3 more days. And I just picked up a project. Today, I ain't do shit
     
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    I thought you said "in the back". :O
     
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    The money are the reward for the problems you solve.
    If you work for the money you will never be happy and you will keep doing the same stuff all over again... until you die.

    Aim to become a better version of yourself.
     
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    Lol I wish
     
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    no I hate working
     
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    Nope. I have 3 goals in life:

    Get a Tesla or 2 (since we are a 2 car family)

    Build a house

    Comfortably retire and travel/do whatever I want into perpetuity.