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Rational_Thinker9119
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10/13/2014 7:13:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

Money, hands down. The computer you used to type this costs money, the last piece of food you ate costed money, and the shelter you are in costs money. If you are outside posting this, then that wifi and data costs money lol Like Wu-Tang said "Cash rules everything around me". I would kill myself if I had to live with "nature" in a forest somewhere without needing money, screw that life. MOE (money over everything) .
sadolite
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10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"
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10/13/2014 8:03:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

You have lost the argument in the most epic fashion
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
bananafana
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10/13/2014 8:05:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:03:48 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

You have lost the argument in the most epic fashion

I beg to differ
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sadolite
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10/13/2014 8:30:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:05:21 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:03:48 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

You have lost the argument in the most epic fashion

I beg to differ

OK go ahead and beg
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
bananafana
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10/13/2014 8:36:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:30:10 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:05:21 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:03:48 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

You have lost the argument in the most epic fashion

I beg to differ

OK go ahead and beg

ooo kinky are we? i always knew u were devius
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VelCrow
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10/13/2014 8:50:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

I don't see why you find the need to insult a person for their views.
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10/13/2014 11:11:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 8:50:48 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

I don't see why you find the need to insult a person for their views.

No one cares what you do and don't see. kk?
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VelCrow
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10/13/2014 11:14:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 11:11:13 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:50:48 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

I don't see why you find the need to insult a person for their views.

No one cares what you do and don't see. kk?

Apparently you cared to reply. So that makes you no one?
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bananafana
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10/13/2014 11:45:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 11:14:07 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 11:11:13 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:50:48 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

I don't see why you find the need to insult a person for their views.

No one cares what you do and don't see. kk?

Apparently you cared to reply. So that makes you no one?

doesnt mean i care kid. and for you information, i am no one. i am also everyone. i am unique in this sense
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thehumanistpreacher
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10/14/2014 11:27:50 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 7:13:22 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

Money, hands down. The computer you used to type this costs money, the last piece of food you ate costed money, and the shelter you are in costs money. If you are outside posting this, then that wifi and data costs money lol Like Wu-Tang said "Cash rules everything around me". I would kill myself if I had to live with "nature" in a forest somewhere without needing money, screw that life. MOE (money over everything) .

Indeed one can't live without money. This seems to be the ultimate necessity. I suppose in our own current construct of the way humanity works, materialism must take priority. I like the way you describe money in its overreaching importance In today's modern society.

The most important thing in life for myself is Legacy.
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10/14/2014 11:40:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

Truth is most important.
You can call me Mark if you like.
LifeMeansGodIsGood
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10/14/2014 11:49:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

death is not important?
Zylorarchy
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10/14/2014 11:51:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

None of those. Happiness is the more important thing, though... that can be achieved by some of those you have mentioned.
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10/14/2014 1:23:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
People always say that money can't buy you happiness. It is a repetitive quote. But can't it really?
Happiness can arguably be the most important thing in life. But how do you achieve happiness? There are so many factors and variables.

Money is vain, but it is one of those variables. Possibly even a main variable. In this society, money is needed for everything.
Having money means you can have financial stability. Having financial stability means you can afford necessities such as food, shelter, etc. It also means you can afford to buy materialistic things. That could be viewed as vain as well. However, would you be truly happy never to have touched a vain thing in life?
You'd be poor. You'd be hungry. You'd have worn clothes. Anything these days can be viewed as vain. Including loving yourself. Is liking yourself and accepting yourself really such a vain thing? Is anything really such a vain thing? Look what we can create with our hands! What we can create from the ideas that flow around in our minds!
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On a side note, there isn't really a most important thing in life. Everyone is different. Everyone has different views. Love. Success. Friends. Food. Money. Family. A home.
We're human. We love many different things. Many different things make us happy. Its always almost never just one thing.
thehumanistpreacher
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10/14/2014 3:17:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 11:40:17 AM, debate_power wrote:
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

Truth is most important.

That's a very good rare quality in today's age. That reminds me of the following quote by Mahatma Gandhi.

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always."
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10/14/2014 3:20:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 11:49:24 AM, LifeMeansGodIsGood wrote:
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

death is not important?

How important can death be to someone living there life? I'm not sure how many would class death as the most important thing to them although that's entirely dependent on the life one leads.
thehumanistpreacher
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10/14/2014 3:28:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 11:51:07 AM, Zylorarchy wrote:
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

None of those. Happiness is the more important thing, though... that can be achieved by some of those you have mentioned.

Your statement which very much reminds me of Abraham Maslow's pyramid. This is basically the link between happiness and need which might be of interest to you. This is basically the business model of what constitutes a happy staff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...

http://empowerment4u.com...
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10/14/2014 3:57:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 11:14:07 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 11:11:13 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:50:48 PM, VelCrow wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:02:03 PM, bananafana wrote:
At 10/13/2014 8:01:15 PM, sadolite wrote:
The most important thing in life is your own. For if you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of anything.

ur a big dummy. u and charles should have a baby, then we can name it "spawn of dumb and dumber"

I don't see why you find the need to insult a person for their views.

No one cares what you do and don't see. kk?

Apparently you cared to reply. So that makes you no one?

ZING bang
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

If liberal democrats would just stop shooting people gun violence would drop by 90%
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10/16/2014 12:26:55 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

I can't answer you, for I don't think I am yet qualified to know what is most important to me - let alone what's most important to you.

But I would like to share with you a short story written by the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The story is too short that I was tempted to post it here in its entirety, and since it starts with the following passage:

"It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all, if he always knew what was the most important thing to do, he would never fail in anything he might undertake. "


I thought it is quite relevant to this discussion. The story is called Three Questions, and here's a link to read it on Project Gutenberg site:

http://www.gutenberg.org...

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10/22/2014 4:35:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I know it sounds pathetic but for me one of the most important thing in life is to feel accepted and to have something to cling. It could be god,principles or anything. But above all,even if you have nothing you have to keep going on no matter what. Life is a precious thing. You can only live once. You only got one chance. After that..theres nothing. So yeah
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4/24/2015 5:11:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

You'll know what the most important things in life are when tragedy comes knocking on your door. If your kid is hit by a car and on life support, I highly doubt you're thinking of the mortgage, next car you want to purchase or the argument you had with that jerk in traffic who cut you off this morning...

Perspective in life is only gained by loss and adversity.
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4/24/2015 5:28:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/13/2014 5:56:40 PM, thehumanistpreacher wrote:
The following things is what some people find most important.

Love
legacy
Money
self preservation
fulfilment

Love. It is the only thing that can make you forget about money. Or about anything, actualy.