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Minivanman
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@TTman 

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@Mook wrote:


I agree that a lot of the posts are very egocentric but the arm chair psychologist in me tells me that he could be telling the truth or he is a very sad and lonely individual.


Often using the term 'we' rather than 'I', I can just imagine him sitting aboard his rented private jet accompanied by several well-dressed inflatable dolls.  Roll eyes


 

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@Mook 

@Minivanman 

I know I'm the new boy here.

What is it with people who have to keep on telling others how well off they are, how clever they are, how much better they are at certain activities (Nod nod. Wink wink), and generally how wonderful they are?

You get them on every forum, apart from one I can think of.

I used to go on a forum that was linked to an online "Royalty Free" photography agency.

Lot of Americans on there, and people from all over the world. Some obviously pretty well off, by the gear and shoots they'd talk about. Some not so. Never saw much of the "Loadsa money" thing on there though, until one day some guy came on and started bragging how he'd got this house, this big income, didn't need to work. etc. etc.

I was surprised how negative the reaction to him was. He was told, mostly by the American users, that bragging about what you have is in the worst possible taste. They came down pretty hard on him. Never saw him again on the forum. 

This was about 12 years ago.     

 

We're all well off in this country compared to some other places.

 

I support the idea of capitalism. If you can make yourself better off than me, then good luck to you.

I don't want or expect a share. 

I'm not jealous.

OTOH. I don't want to know about it.

 

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@Minesapint 

That all sounds fair enough and I have to agree - although in accepting that we live in a world geared towards capitalism, we should not lose siight of the fact that one persons wealth can sometimes be the cause of anothers poverty.  It's certainly a system full of contradictions and one not helped when people brag about even if as I suspect here, he's talking out of his backside.

All good fun and we'd be a miserable lot not to be entertained by it all. Smiley

  

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A 16 page thread that turned out to be about nothing, maybe it's time to put this one to bed.

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@Minivanman 

Yes I appreciate that one person's wealth can be at the cost of another's poverty.

I said I support capitalism. I also support a sensible amount of socialism within a capitalist system so.

Enough to give a "safety net" at least.

How far that safety net should extend, and whether too comfortable safety net is a good or bad thing is perhaps a discussion for another time.

 

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Ah yes, Beveridge's famous post war safety net, where the Right tries to make the holes bigger... and the Left tries to make them smaller.

Crazy2

 

 

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Does make you wonder if the holes in the net should be small enough to catch those who fall from no fault of their own, at least for a reasonable amount of time, but big enough for those who jump to fall through into a much less comfortable safety net.

 

 

 

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