[ExI] relationships with money, was: RE: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 152, Issue 3

spike spike66 at att.net
Wed May 4 16:55:12 UTC 2016



From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace


So, while 'the love of money is the root of all evil' is true to a certain extent, it is also the basis of all societies in some sense.  Who says you can't buy happiness?  Or at least rent it for awhile?  (Remembering Terry Pratchett's 'negotiable affection' here)


bill w




BillW, that meme is the longest-standing typo in history.  It should have read “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”


Think about it.  That version works better, ja?  I have always loved money, even before I had any.  Never made me the least bit evil.  Over the years as I have come to own more money, I have become a kinder, gentler, more generous sort.  The correlation is striking.


But ja, you damn sure can buy happiness (or at least a really good look-alike for it) you can rent it, you can buy it for others, we can create jobs, start businesses which make cool fun stuff, we can solve all kinds of problems with money.  When it comes to money in the right hands (such as… mine), some is good, more is better, too much is just right.



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