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Old 10-22-2014, 12:33 AM   #42
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Money, and my fairly conservative WR, means the potential to one day have enough of it to buy myself a gasoline-powered turtleneck sweater, or a fur-lined sink.

I might even purchase some frivolous things too
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Money, and my fairly conservative WR, means the potential to one day have enough of it to buy myself a gasoline-powered turtleneck sweater, or a fur-lined sink.

I might even purchase some frivolous things too
The means to spend it on wine, women, and song. The rest you can waste.
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How does money give you integrity? Just curious.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:33 PM   #54
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I remember first thinking this when I was in college and had no money and few choices. I thought of it very recently when thinking about a difficult situation I'm dealing with and realized that having money gives me many choices to address the situation.
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"Independence," which I suppose is a particular kind of freedom.
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How does money give you integrity? Just curious.
I think it means you can tell your boss what you are thinking and believing.

Also, you can buy someone else's integrity with money, like from cops in 3rd world countries.
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I'm not sure it's their integrity you're buying, NW-Bound, but I get your point

EDIT - on second thought, you're actually paying them to casually misplace their integrity for a brief while
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I'm not sure it's their integrity you're buying, NW-Bound, but I get your point
On rethinking, I now see that you are correct. When I "buy" someone's integrity, he loses it, but I do not gain it. It is simply lost.

Integrity is like "inverse entropy". It can be destroyed, but not created.
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