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Old 03-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #61
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...Has anyone else noticed that women are so "interested" in us men's anatomy, while volunteering little about their "assets"?
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Sorry to disappoint you my dear, but it does not work that way.
Hey, go easy one me NW-Bound! I'm an 11 1/2 shoe size. I was flying high until you burst my bubble
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Oh OK. No doubt your dongological knowledge is more advanced than mine

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[QUOTE=Amethyst;1049059]Oh OK. No doubt your dongological knowledge is more advanced than mine [/QUO

Dongological?
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You guys keep asking these kinds of questions then crapping all over the rich guys. I've learned my lesson. And really who cares?
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No, I may be just speaking for myself, but we do not. After all, we realize that we do not have as much as you, but we are still in the minority in the world, and ourselves may be the envy of others.

We are only taking exception to people who call us "the lumpen-proletariat slum", and I do not recall you ever saying that. Wasn't the talk like the above one of the causes of many bloody revolutions and the invention of the guillotine?

We cannot all be Mother Theresa, but some people need to learn the concept of "enlightened self-interest". Do they teach that in Ivy League schools, I wonder?
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No, I may be just speaking for myself, but we do not. After all, we realize that we do not have as much as you, but we are still in the minority in the world, and ourselves may be the envy of others.

We are only taking exception to people who call us "the lumpen-proletariat slum", and I do not recall you ever saying that.
Yes i know. But they say those things through inexperience and after being goaded a bit. Don't you think?
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I will have to re-read these old threads, which I probably will not.

But these people should have more experience, knowledge, and tact than to say "Let them eat cake".
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With reference to Danmar and NW-Bound's posts, it does look to me as if some folk here are looking for a reason to pick fault with the rich guy, as opposed to looking for ways to seek common ground and get along with him.

I thought that this particular guy we're talking about was showing a lot of open-mindedness and as well as being willing to admit fault on his part, was ready to praise those of lower income who had saved prodigiously. Some might think that he was flaunting his wealth, but if he was (and I don't think he was), is that any less obnoxious than someone who "flaunts" their extreme frugality?

Besides, if you can't flaunt money issues in an Early Retirement and Financial Independence Community, where can you flaunt 'em?
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I thought that this particular guy we're talking about was showing a lot of open-mindedness...
Yes, I see your point. I also like to keep an open mind, but then in another thread, I saw him belittling a state U as a "land grant" school for second-class citizens. Makes me wonder if such a person would treat people working for him as servants.

I don't know where I read this, but someone has written that the way he judged someone at a business lunch or dinner was how the other person talked to the waiting staff.

I wonder how someone who treats somebody else with less money as dirt would feel if he in turn was despised by Buffet, Gates, or Ellison? Is that how one value a person? By his net worth?
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I thought that this particular guy we're talking about was showing a lot of open-mindedness and as well as being willing to admit fault on his part, was ready to praise those of lower income who had saved prodigiously. Some might think that he was flaunting his wealth, but if he was (and I don't think he was), is that any less obnoxious than someone who "flaunts" their extreme frugality?

Besides, if you can't flaunt money issues in an Early Retirement and Financial Independence Community, where can you flaunt 'em?

I totally agree with you except I think some of the posts ( Now it might be after he was put down ) were condescending . I have never felt that about other posts from the very wealthy posters ( including Danmar or one of the famous Authors who post here ) and there are a few as the survey shows . I think we should all step back and maybe realize that flaunting of wealth or extreme frugality are just as annoying and give the guy a chance .
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Agree with the last 4 posts. Thank you. As I have already posted, we should try to find common ground or at least try to understand the point of view of others with different wealth levels. It makes this forum a lot more interesting when we do.
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Agree with the last 4 posts. Thank you. As I have already posted, we should try to find common ground or at least try to understand the point of view of others with different wealth levels. It makes this forum a lot more interesting when we do.
Yes, good points above and above. People have different threshholds for what will make them happy or offer financial independence; some achieve whatever threshholds they've set, whether high or low; some overachieved for whatever reason; and others find ways to live within what they end up with even if it turns out not to be what they had targeted. Never fair to begrudge someone's else's choices or results.

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