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Aspirations and others

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mock Turtle, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    How do you view your aspirations (expectations too) - towards wealth, lifestyle and such particularly - in relation to the lives of others? I mean, for many it doesn't matter too much about the lives of others, in their own country or around the world, or if they do consider such they will likely not connect this with their own lives so as to impact any aspirations. On the other hand, many might have others in their thoughts so as to limit or influence their aspirations. After all, one could make the claim that the more wealth one has could deprive others of such - even if this was not necessarily the case. The wealthy will so often be providing work for so many others, and hence can claim to earn and deserve their wealth. They also might be generous and charitable, which might counter any possible guilt feelings.

    Does it matter to you - as to what you aspire to in your life and how such might affect others?
     
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  2. sayak83

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    Yes for me. It does matter.
     
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    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    Any benefit to the employees of a wealthy man. is just a byproduct of his wealth acquisition. He does not employ people for their benefit, he does so for his own.
    If he is altruistic he may pay and treat them well or better than the norm. Or he may do so because he believes that makes for a more successful business. To most rich people Employment of others is the down side of running a business, and they will employ as few and for as little as possible.

    Even managers, who are employees themselves, run as lean a department as possible to maximise the departments profitability.

    Training and benefits are geared to the needs of the Business, and are based on a projected cost benefit outcome.

    It is up to the employee to recognise how to maximise his own future benefits and outcomes.
    When to move and when to stay is a critical skill for advancement.
     
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    I'm just a loner (don't really chose to be), so best I can do right now is to keep people in mind. There's nothing much I'd wish to aspire to, so far I know. I would like to volunteer to help LGBT teens but the only organization that has that (VA is still a bit prejudice-undercover, I guess) is downtown two hours by public transport. In general, I think most Americans want to keep people more than just in mind but depending on where they live, some of us do so cause we are in a community that promotes such a thing literally while others is more segregated in terms of how we know if our actions affects others and our reason(s) to be charitable. Also, I think many associate aspirations and charitability with religion. I find charity is a bit more than giving money to the homeless especially if it means only given to that person if we know she will use it for food.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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