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It's all about the money

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Scorpion Ghost, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    It's all about the money, isn't it?

    It seems the older I get the more it all comes down to money.

    I'm sick of paying rent, want my own house, apartment, shack - money
    Had an accident when i as 18, 7 years ago, wanna fix my nose because I have some trouble breathing - money
    The same accident, the big toe on my left foot's fucked up, want to fix it - money
    The same accident, little knee skin problem, lips, index finger left hand - money
    Want to gain weight, need more and better food, maybe a supplement or two - money
    Want to gain weight, gym, weights - money
    Want a girl, a girl wants to go out, valentines, birthdays christmasses holidays drinks clubs bars and all - money
    Want a car, and gas for the car - money
    Want better clothes - money
    Dental problems, root canals, fillings - money
    Want to travel a little bit - money
    Want a bicycle - money
    Want one more external hard disc - money


    I am consumed with money, and the funny thing is, it's not even about anything materialistic or fancy...

    I have no family, no help whatsoever, it's just me in the world...

    So, where do you people that say "It's not all about the money" get that from? Do tell...


    Please don't troll... although I assume asking that's just a waste of breath...
     
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    Interestingly, from what I see. It is usually the guys with the money who say "It is not about the money".
    I had a bad experience a while back (Don't want to give to much context). I almost lost everything, because I had no money. Yes I know about love etc, but I did some reading and from what I read many if not most divorces can be traced back to money even though other pretense or pretext is used.

    So, yes I think you have a point there. Even taking this contact as an example. I paid for the device I am using to send this communication. I am paying for the data I am sending this through and the existence of this site is the result of somebody receiving payment to host the site.

    There is a saying that "Money can not buy you happy, but it sure goes a long way in ensuring that you become happy." I am in the IM etc business, because I want to make money.

    Yes I know there are many examples of people who have money and are not happy, but I think if we compare apples with apples there are even more people unhappy because they do not have money.

    Just my two cents worth (Pun intended)
     
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  3. toptips44

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    As one who has said that exact line I can also see your point. Its all about the money up to a certain point. Then its not about the money anymore. You need money to fulfil your basic desires and needs but once these are met then money is less important. That is when people can use the line "Its not all about the money". Because more money at a certain point doesn't equal more happiness.

    Also when you start generating a bit of money easily then money loses its appeal/value. The time spent earning money away from family/loved ones can be more valuable then an extra few thousand dollars.
     
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  4. spacezeus

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    Welcome to the real world.
     
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  5. Scorpion Ghost

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    Thanks for the responses...

    I'm feeling kinda low today.

    Yes, that's also why I'm doing IM. Well, truth is, I'm more of a transcriber, but I dabble into everything, and I'm constantly working, learning.

    Last month I had a knock over the head actually. I work as a transcriber, making around $5 an hour on average. You know at times it may be $3 an hour, at times $8 an hour, but on average it's about $5 an hour. It lets me live, since I live in a 3rd world country. Last month though I did Fiverr, selling my iMacros, and made about $250 on Fiverr, plus another $50 from customers I got through Fiverr.

    And so I made about $880 all together. My usual transcription work, it was a good month, and I made $580, plus the $300 from Fiverr.

    What totally tripped me out is that I work hours upon hours upon hours transcribing, and it's quite tedious and heavy on the brain. But this thing on Fiverr, it takes me 2 minutes to deliver an order, and it's a product I created and can sell again, and again, and again...

    Fiverr has now closed my account, supposedly I'm infringing on 3rd party sites or something... but the emotion remains, that I'm working hard, but not smart, not at all smart...

    Anyway... thanks you guys for answering, I need some support right now, just feeling sort of down...
     
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    Woman - money .
     
  7. jpy295

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    Seems it is all about the money... Liquor, girls, helicopters... YES, its confirmed... "ITS ALL ABOUT THE MOTHA FUCKIN MONEY"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zRvYp8QKNY
     
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  8. ttrox

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    Although I'll admit with your statement on 99% of cases, I bet some of the things you mentioned aren't really necessary:
    - Want to gain weight, gym, weights - money
    - Want better clothes - money


    Unless all your clothes are torn and used up, do you really need to buy more? Yeah sure, it might make you happier, but I don't think it's on the top of your priorities list considering what you have mentioned. Also, about gym, you could always train on your house, park, etc. you just need discipline to do so.

    Some other of your points might be *necessary* as I see and they might need money, as all the world runs around money and won't work otherwise. But you can't get depressed over some of the things you mentioned on that list.

    I hope that you can work out your problems and the best to you.
     
  9. GringoMonkey

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    Ironically I found if I persued money I had to constantly chase money. But if I pursued quality the money found me.

    So I have found the truth is actually a combination. If you just chase the money you will make some, but not have long term success. If you pursue quality the money will follow and you will have long term success. The problem is it takes time and money to create quality.

    In the end I chased money until I had enough to create quality and then I shifted my focus.
     
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    Well in my country OXIGEN is free at the moment. Who knows maybe in few years we ll pay to breath...
     
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    This is out of context imo.
    Money is not a solution to majority problems. Its a tool. On the end it depends how user will use it, so the outcome can vary.
    One will take the money and get wasted, spend it on toys and then wont be able to pay for a rent and it will say afterwards "its not about the money"
    Or someone can invest them, keep his expenses low and make most of it.

    People do not follow simple principle - you need to be smart to have a lot of money. Not to make, but to be able to hold them.

    To the OP - yeah, thats what adult life looks like. Money is a solution to your problems, so make enough to get by and have some left. Do not go through all this socialist stuff like "I dont really want to need money", "I am not greedy" etc. All people in modern civilization needs money to go by and majority of people are greedy to some extent.

    And yes, if you have more than half brains and some proper self control - money does bring happiness.
     
  12. dietcoke55

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    Yes, but what would be a better realistic alternative?



    It's really no wonder you are feeling so low... I assume you are dealing with clients who speed up audio tracks and remove natural pauses from speech using audio filtering algorithms... not do mention the fact that most outsourced transcription work typically requires dealing with thousands of different accents, listening to people eating while dictating, differentiating between multiple voices, memorizing complex style guides (four or 4) and deciphering technical terms (legal and medical)... add to that the pain of wearing headphones for hours on end and typing thousands of words every hour... transcribing for $5/hour really is soul destroying work. I did it fulltime for 9 months and by the end I was suicidal.


    Any reason why you do transcribing instead of writing?
     
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    money is not the only thing
    if it was then 2015 will be perfect world for mankind
    people need knowledge & education as well skill
    for that human need to be dedicated,truthful,loyal & helping and respecting nature
     
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    I'll go as far as saying that many people are unhappy, regardless of having money or not. It's just the way it is.
     
  15. seeplusplus

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    Money is freedom.
     
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    It is actually about peace of mind.
    I earn a lot, but I also have a lot of dependencies and a lot of fear to loose what I have. Did money make me free? No, it didn't.
    Whilst I am far away from being rich, I can say buying everything you want is not the solution. The more I was able to buy, the less I enjoyed it.
    Now, I am strictly not buying physical goods. I am not saving money, I sold all my stocks and everything. I invest everything in experiences for me and my family. I am paying for courses to learn more what I want to learn and do things with my loved ones that will create memories. This is a bit easier with money, but not better. It all depends with the human being you are. If you are an unlucky guy, you will stay an unlucky guy. Money can't fullfill the expecations you might have in the long run.

     
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  17. archon10

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    Money is awesome.

    OP, have you considered raising your rates? I have no idea what a transcription person is worth, but what about translations?

    Sitting at home all day doing transcriptions doesnt sound very mentally healthy. Look at all these suicidal people on this forum.. all the depressed posters. You gotta get out of your house, talk to people, do something to take a break.
     
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  18. thatslife

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    I find it odd and curious to see that 99% of the time those who claim "it's not all about money, Edward.." are those who have a comfortable amount of money or a comfortable situation in life. Money can't buy happiness but it creates a situation much more conducive to happiness. Sorry for your struggles man. I got no help either, my parents are alive but I have to help them pay their rent because they are so financially inadequate. Also, my older brother works 80+ hours to lavish a wife that could possibly be the antichrist. Haha. Life is strange.
     
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    It's either people who have nothing and wish they had something who say "money isn't everything" or it's people with loads of money and no financial stress who say it. The average person understands that money is important because they aren't a bum living in the streets but they still want to have a roof over their head and have to work for it.

    Money might not buy you happiness, but I sure as fuck would rather be sitting here typing out my first world problems than sleeping in the dirt.

    ETA: cant' find the dude with the rotting teeth thread, but I bet he wishes he had money right now. Getting rid of rotting teeth would sure make him happy.
     
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  20. GrahamCrackers

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    Okay, I am inputting here. You gotta look at it like this, okay. You don't worry about money, and it comes to you. You worry about it. It stays away. When you feel low, yes come where you feel like you will be able to be lifted up. You can do this, man! You seem like you might have a GREAT vibe about me and just need some positive reinforcements. You CAN do this, ok? Don't let that green goblin get the best of you. It's not really about it.
    Stay strong and come here often. pick yourself up with our help.
    We (I'm sure the right ones will come forward to offer you encouragement and help you back to your feet)

    You are good! You are unstoppable! BOOM!
     
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