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eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

20 Apr 2012 15:17
I don't think it's always material. I think it becomes competitive about other things. Being one of the most influential people in the world is probably quite appealing. Some want to leave a legacy, some want to change the world, some literally want to be the richest.

50k isn't enough imo
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

20 Apr 2012 15:18
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

would you? think life would be very boring without work
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

20 Apr 2012 15:19
Razorlight123 wrote: There's a question I've been asking people. If you could remain on a fixed salary of 50k a year for the rest of your career would you accept?

There has been alternate views to this which I find interesting.

fuck that
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Apr 2012 15:20
Would 50K a year be enough to live in 20 years time though ?
siriusmo
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894 posts since 12/4/09

20 Apr 2012 15:21
Rez wrote: Thread's getting deep.

Laughing out loud

eent wrote: Collizhun, i think you've got a point there tbh. In a tiny tiny way, it's like when a kid falls over. If you pick them and tell their fine, and don't fawn over them, they just take it like a bawce. You start coddling them and they scream the house down.

Are you advocating molested kids should be brought up with the idea that the molestation they went through was normal and not a bad thing?

You know a lot of people who go on to be molesters in their adult life are often molested themselves right? Do you think collizhun's idea would increase or decrease that?
sydneyking
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5220 posts since 26/9/09

20 Apr 2012 15:22
would you? think life would be very boring without work

Jawdropping! fuckin hell, i've heard it all now
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Apr 2012 15:23
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

would you? think life would be very boring without work

I think friends, family, travelling and other hobbies and interests could fill my days.


Razorlight123
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5118 posts since 13/1/10

20 Apr 2012 15:25
Lol, some people will never reach 50k in their lives. But it's interesting, amongst us students who haven't even smelt a decent salary yet, the main response was exactly 'fuck that' due to lack motivation, knowing that you can't aspire to gain a higher salary.
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

20 Apr 2012 15:25
siriusmo wrote:
Rez wrote: Thread's getting deep.

Laughing out loud

eent wrote: Collizhun, i think you've got a point there tbh. In a tiny tiny way, it's like when a kid falls over. If you pick them and tell their fine, and don't fawn over them, they just take it like a bawce. You start coddling them and they scream the house down.

Are you advocating molested kids should be brought up with the idea that the molestation they went through was normal and not a bad thing?

You know a lot of people who go on to be molesters in their adult life are often molested themselves right? Do you think collizhun's idea would increase or decrease that?

Yeah, that's EXACTLY what i said…

What i said was i can see where collizhun is coming from, in that social reaction to a growing person can change things drastically. I do not condone child molestation (for any Daily Mail journalist's reading this)
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

20 Apr 2012 15:29
nick2 wrote:
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

would you? think life would be very boring without work

I think friends, family, travelling and other hobbies and interests could fill my days.

i'd obviously work less if ever in that situation. think there would always be ambition though.
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

20 Apr 2012 15:31
nick2 wrote: Would 50K a year be enough to live in 20 years time though ?

not enough at the moment. especially if youve got dependents.
sydneyking
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5220 posts since 26/9/09

20 Apr 2012 15:32
^^^ Seriously?? You're ambition's centre around work? as a matter of interest and if you don't mind me asking? what do you do for a living?
R
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13339 posts since 17/5/03

20 Apr 2012 15:33
sydneyking wrote: ^^^ Seriously?? You're ambition's centre around work? as a matter of interest and if you don't mind me asking? what do you do for a living?

a part of my ambition, for sure. get a real buzz when things are going well and enjoy it.
Rez
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8989 posts since 5/4/09

20 Apr 2012 15:41
Guys guys guys.

Do you think that God could make a stone, that even he couldn't break?
rural
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17892 posts since 26/9/06

20 Apr 2012 15:43
sydneyking
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5220 posts since 26/9/09

20 Apr 2012 15:47
Rez wrote: Guys guys guys.

Do you think that God could make a stone, that even he couldn't break?

If he couldn't, he'd make a god that can
yellowpages
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2120 posts since 11/6/10

20 Apr 2012 17:31
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

http://gawker.com/5885196/the-tech-industrys-asperger-problem-affliction-or-insult

Pretty crazy that the levels of Aspergers in kids around Palo Alto, Cupertino, Silicon Valley etc are so high.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Apr 2012 17:35
yellowpages wrote:
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

http://gawker.com/5885196/the-tech-industrys-asperger-problem-affliction-or-insult

Pretty crazy that the levels of Aspergers in kids around Palo Alto, Cupertino, Silicon Valley etc are so high.

I work in IT, and they are a weird bunch, especialy web programmers for some reason.

nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Apr 2012 17:37
R wrote:
nick2 wrote:
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: But for most of us, once we had enough money to not have to work anymore we'd stop, I just wonder what makes them carry on when they don't need to, I guess they enjoy their work but I think there might be some kind of mental issues involved.

would you? think life would be very boring without work

I think friends, family, travelling and other hobbies and interests could fill my days.

i'd obviously work less if ever in that situation. think there would always be ambition though.

If you absolutely loved your job I can understand it, but not otherwise.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

20 Apr 2012 17:38
R wrote:
nick2 wrote: Would 50K a year be enough to live in 20 years time though ?

not enough at the moment. especially if youve got dependents.

I'm sure there are millions of families living on much less than 50K