Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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RE: I am thanking Mr. Bush
I like it when I make money. I like it when other people make money. I think its stupid to make people feel guilty for making money. I think its good to be grateful for success. Did I leave something out?
Oh yeah, congratulations, Tig. I hope fortune smiles on you so that you could afford, if you so choose, to paint your house in gold leaf and fill your swimming pool with champaign.
Because Tig gets wealthy doesn't mean that somebody else MUST get poor. Wealth is not a zero-sum game. If it were, the planet would still be in the stone age. Instead, wealth is created through increasing efficiency in exploitation of resources, capital and labor. The world is better for the risk takers and wealth creators. But part of allowing risk-taking is allowing for failure. A culture that doesn't allow failure is a culture that breeds sloth and waste.
So, go for it Tig. Take a chance, get wealthy or lose yerass. We all benefit either way.