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On 9/14/2018 at 7:19 PM, carepov said:

Good questions.

Sometimes, yes, I want to live for my own happiness and pleasure.

But you are right, this is not enough.

I want to live so that I can contribute, to the best of my abilities, to making the world a better place.


Yes this is the answer which I would expect to hear from someone as a real reason to live, making the World a better place to live.Why someone would spend all his/her life to make the World a better place ? What is the motivation behind ?  

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I think the best metric is just to look which way the razor wire was pointing.

Hot, nasty sex, and multiple orgasms.

I fully support your right to live and die by those words.  I fully support the right of anyone else to not do so, and I fully support giving them the means to not do so if they want.

 


Yes this is the answer which I would expect to hear from someone as a real reason to live, making the World a better place to live.Why someone would spend all his/her life to make the World a better place ? What is the motivation behind ?  

Why not make the world a better place?  It seems like the right thing to do.  Do you have any better ideas?

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On 9/17/2018 at 7:21 AM, Altai said:


Yes this is the answer which I would expect to hear from someone as a real reason to live, making the World a better place to live.Why someone would spend all his/her life to make the World a better place ? What is the motivation behind ?  

Human decency for one.   For me, though - it is to make it better for my children and grandchildren by teaching them how to be productive, contributing and ethical.

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On 9/25/2019 at 8:16 AM, Altai said:


Is that all the reason why you live ?  This is soo selfish.

 

I love my fam and I live for their happiness. Why is it selfish?

I could say that I`m living for world peace but ... Honestly.. I need only my family to feel myself good

 

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3 hours ago, Jean Jacques said:

I love my fam and I live for their happiness. Why is it selfish?

I could say that I`m living for world peace but ... Honestly.. I need only my family to feel myself good

 


Everyone loves their family but focusing all your life purpose on them is selfish. If you want your family to be happy, you should strive to make the World happy.  Good actions will trigger many other good actions, the bad ones are just the opposite. So you should focus on others to make your family happy. Trying to make your family happy will give much faster results and much shorter effects, while trying to make the World happy will give the results in long run but much more lasting. 

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On 10/28/2019 at 3:12 PM, thedecider said:

I have come from nothing with nothing to my name and 1st generation living in the UK. I work hard to save, buy a house, car assets etc. so I can pass it down to future generations. It will build firm foundations for generations to come and will give my kids a head start in life.


What is the reason that you want to make children ? Why do you want to make children and put them in chaotic environment of the World and make them suffer ? Is it not masochistic ?  

What benefit do you have of working hard to buy some assets and leave it for the use of your possible future children ? There is no logical reason seem behind it. 

Should we not have some benefits to trigger us to take action ? 

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11 hours ago, Altai said:


What is the reason that you want to make children ? Why do you want to make children and put them in chaotic environment of the World and make them suffer ? Is it not masochistic ?  

What benefit do you have of working hard to buy some assets and leave it for the use of your possible future children ? There is no logical reason seem behind it. 

Should we not have some benefits to trigger us to take action ? 

Yes I can see why you question your parents.

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:37 AM, Altai said:


What is the reason that you want to make children ? Why do you want to make children and put them in chaotic environment of the World and make them suffer ? Is it not masochistic ?  

What benefit do you have of working hard to buy some assets and leave it for the use of your possible future children ? There is no logical reason seem behind it. 

Should we not have some benefits to trigger us to take action ? 

Are you personally asking me or are these rhetorical questions you're thinking out load??

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:37 AM, Altai said:


What is the reason that you want to make children ? Why do you want to make children and put them in chaotic environment of the World and make them suffer ? Is it not masochistic ?  

What benefit do you have of working hard to buy some assets and leave it for the use of your possible future children ? There is no logical reason seem behind it. 

Should we not have some benefits to trigger us to take action ? 

These are solely my views only... I want to be able to pass on inheritance. assets, savings, investments onto my children so I can start building firm foundations for generations to come. This to me is perfect logic and I don't understand how you think otherwise. Why would I work hard for it but then not to leave anything behind for my kids so they suffer through hard times? Is that not masochistic too? Also, hopefully they will continue my family name too.

The chaotic environment is maybe your view and it's perception really. I agree there is lots of bad going on in the world, but equally there is also lots of good. Life is what you make of it. If you focus on the chaos then you will cloud your mind and see the wood for the trees.

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I'm a Christian and an elder in "my" Lutheran Church. So, by virtue of my Christian faith; life is God given. So only God has the power over life and death. To let live or to take that life away. Also, by virtue of this God-given life, I am here for a purpose bigger than myself. That is why I'm still alive today and will be alive until that day God is calling me back. 

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the main thing that distinguishes a person from an animal is the striving for Creativity.

But as long as private property exists, a person has primitive dreams: money that allows him to defeat another person. There is no creativity.

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10 hours ago, Owl said:

 

the main thing that distinguishes a person from an animal is the striving for Creativity.

But as long as private property exists, a person has primitive dreams: money that allows him to defeat another person. There is no creativity.

No, the main thing that distinguishes a man from an animal is man is created in the image of God according to Genesis in the Bible.  He was also given the right to private property by God.  This makes him as different from animals as night is from day.  Communism and Socialism deny the right to private property.  What they are really doing is denying God-given rights.  The rights of the individual is being reduced in favour of the common good, which is Marxism or Communism.  The word Communism is a derivative of the word common or communal.

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On 3/3/2021 at 12:59 AM, blackbird said:

No, the main thing that distinguishes a man from an animal is man is created in the image of God according to Genesis in the Bible.  He was also given the right to private property by God.  This makes him as different from animals as night is from day.  Communism and Socialism deny the right to private property.  What they are really doing is denying God-given rights.  The rights of the individual is being reduced in favour of the common good, which is Marxism or Communism.  The word Communism is a derivative of the word common or communal.

 

1. In your message, I see concepts from the "first vulgar Marxism". But Marx rejected it. In addition, the ideology of building Communism is Marxism-Leninism. Lenin accepted Marx's ideas from Plekhanov, then he developed them .. Therefore, according to Marxism-Leninism:

1. There is "Private property". It would be more correct to say - private ownership of funds production of goods for sale.

2. There is "Personal property" that is necessary for life

3. A person owns personal and private property ....

(Contrary to misconceptions, in the USSR you could own both personal and private property!)

 

where is the misunderstanding?

Here it is:

In the USSR, it was forbidden to create "Surplus value", as it is "exploitation of man by man" ... Example:

1. You are a builder ...

you have friends who are builders too .. you create a Company, buy Equipment, Cars, build houses, sell them, pay taxes and make a profit.

Then you divide the profit among yourself according to your labor.

Was this allowed in the USSR?

Yes! called "Artel"

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2. You are not a builder ..

you have friends who are builders .. you create a Company, buy Equipment, Cars, build houses, sell them, pay taxes and make a profit.

 

Then you pay your friends' salaries and make a profit ...

Was this allowed in the USSR?

Not! Since, in this case, you create surplus value...

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