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Never Let Them See You Sweat!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Uptownbulker, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Uptownbulker

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    I do not care if you do not have two nickels to rub together.

    Never let them see you sweat.

    Even if you are operating from "hard money'; money that you do not have.

    Show up in a suit and tie, even if the suit and tie come from K-Mart.

    Also, try never to operate from "hard money" but shit happens.

    If you are operating from "hard money", never let them know that.

    My Grandfather, born in 1897; an apprentice blacksmith at 13 in 1910 and a Journeyman in 1914 told me this and he saw The Light and got out of horses and into motorcars!

    He did well.

    I have his blacksmith tools, made by him.

    Your creditors cannot hang you and they will not eat you, so get busy; make an internet life and income.

    Never give an inch and go for The Gold.

    My $.02.
     
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    great post - and very well said. Self pity, or any type of pity has never made someone a success.
     
  3. Uptownbulker

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    Thanks, as "Thanks" button no worky for me!
     
  4. bizkiller

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    i want the blacksmith tool .

    can i borrow it?
     
  5. hotstox

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    Why is it our generations grandparents, and great grand parents, had a way better work ethic. My great grandfather came over here from europe at 13, by himself. He dug ditches and then worked in the steel mill. At 13 I was playing super nintendo and watching cable =/
     
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    They *had* to have a better work ethic, because they didn't have microwave ovens, instant foods, canned soups, breakfast cereal in a box, or work-from-home jobs.

    Back then it was, "work or starve!" :D :D

    tsp
     
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    TSP, a lot did WFH, butchers, smithy's, farmers, etc.... Till the industrial revolution got us and mass production lead to an easier life.
    Automation has given us a lot of time. Our ditch digging grandfather's would be in awe of the heavy equipment that can do all the work they did in a day with a team in less than an hour. The smithy grandfathers would see the lost hand made perfection in the absolute perfection of mass machine made metal materials.
    When there local area consisted of their small area, a few blocks, a small town, and now the local area covers several counties. Back then only a small handful of people would ever get to the town 10 or 15 miles away, there was no need. Now, it is the small group that does not.

    Is life better these days? Easier, yes, faster, yes, but better?
     
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    Certainly its better.
    We have medicines,all the food we could ever want,cars,air conditioning, the ability to traverse the globe in a matter of hours,

    And still, the same problems that have plagued human society since its conception.

    The problem is NOT technology, its people. We think just because our technology has advanced, That we have. Yes-we truly have made leaps and bounds-But for what could be a world so much better simply is not.

    If we quit fighting, we quit stealing, and we quit trying to control one another we would be colonizing mars right now.

    We have reached a point in human history, where we can not move forward until we look backwards and regain some of the values we have lost along the way.


    As far as things being "better" They are certainly that in the truest sense of the word. However, your right in thinking we have lost many esoteric values that defined us in the past. There was a time, for most of human civilization, where when people believed in something they protected it at any and all costs. In todays world, Mass media and Global Corporations have us all so apathetic that they dont even bother hiding 90% of the atrocities they commit. How do you think the motley crew that organized the american revolution would react if they spent an hour watching Cspan?

    They would probably all be hung for treason within a week.

    I dont even expect as much from my modern countrymen-But something, a reaction, ANYTHING would be better than the nothing most Americans are doing now. Hell, 60% of us can't even bother to vote. It takes ten minutes, and you pull a fucking lever. Countless people died so you had that freedom.

    That is what is truly troubling to me,

    Not that weve gotten lazy, Nor that weve allowed ourselves to be walked on-But rather that so, so very few actually stand up and do anything about it. We still have the GIFT our forefathers gave us (At least in the states) of the freedom to go out and create any kind of biz. we want.

    People blame the corporations for much that is wrong with the world today,
    Yes, they are very much so to blame-
    But anyone, absolutely anyone with a true problem with things?
    They have no excuse for not doing there damndest to turn things around.
     
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    some things are better; some things are worse. we have:

    better medicine and more people addicted to it.

    better weapons and more people bringing them to school.

    better printing and fewer people reading.

    better education and more people dropping out.

    better technology and less human-to-human interaction.

    better "toys" and more people in debt paying for them.

    live and learn... :D

    tsp
     
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    To be fair you could just go ahead and say we are much softer than they were back then. It's not our fault or anything, but just a matter of circumstance. Problem is this new generation under us is only more and more softer. We are more and more dependent on technology these days, and it's only going to get worse.