Originally Posted by JD像
I have never made those statements anywhere, ever.
your statement of saying how I have the need to buy happiness shows that you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about.
The fact that you state that I am using money to buy happiness implies that you put yourself higher than others because you don't "need money to buy happiness". equating the want for money so it can be used to "buy" happiness.
Originally Posted by JD像
Not really. If you simply mean piloting a jet then yes you can, but it would never be the same as what we do.
and what is it exactly you do?
You don't think a million/billionaire can't buy a jet (a fighter jet, perhaps old soviet) and go fly in the skies and fly wherever he wants? how is that so different than you? he doesn't get to drop bombs and fire missiles at people, but that's nothing to be proud of anyway.
if you want to play that game, then a F-22 pilot will always be above you because of the specific jet he flies. you'll never touch a F-22. that's already a given, right?
playing that game is like envying the guy that drives a lambo, because you drive a civic. get real man.
dude. people soon will be able to pay 100g and go into space. can you do that? can u just throw down 100g's like it's a bus ticket and go to space? i highly doubt it.
people with millions and influence now can pay the russians and most probably americans to go up to the space station and live there for a week. That's a lot more of an "experience" than operating any machinery on earth.
what's more of an experience? flying a jet? or going into space?
100 years ago, only the lucky got to drive cars. now driving cars is as special as walking.
life is about comparisons.
if you don't wish to compare, then you can live under a rock and that'd be the most special thing in the universe.
Originally Posted by JD像
Didn't you used to work in a porn shop? You've got some stairs to climb. I'm also living a reality, I think you might be the one in fantasy land.
first of all, I think you own an apology to los bastardo. cuz he was the one that worked in a porn shop. not me. and on top of that he's one of the few guys on this forum that has his head screwed on right.
and second of all, this again, shows how contradicting you are. You're all about "experiences".
as I recall los bastardo had tons of fucking funny stories and tales while he worked at the porn shop. should you not be envying him? he's got experiences you don't have and you probably will never have. he made working at a porn shop sound fun and eye opening.
but because you thought that was me, you bash it. yeah... ok.
I have no idea what it's like working at a porn shop, but i can sure as hell guarantee you it's a helluva lot more exciting than being an accountant or whatever the fuck.
Originally Posted by JD像
Money's not a major influence in my life because I'm rich with experiences, this is the way it is for a lot of people. I know multi-millionaires with the wealth and ability to do what they want when they want, and they're not more or less happy than I am. In fact some are miserable with addiction problems and have few positive relationships with friends or serious relationships with a significant other due to lack of trust and exploitation. Some who inherited their wealth have openly said they wish they hadn't so they could feel like they'd accomplished something on their own. That person couldn't give a shit that he could rip a Ferrari around on the Gumball tour with some buxom escort on his arm.
like i said in some recent posts. idiots will be idiots their whole lives. even if a million dollars were given to them, they'd still not come out on top in the long run.
if all they can equate money to is escorts and lambos and material shit, they're fucking idiots.
I have access to high end cars, I don't even fucking care about those cars. to me they're just hunks of metal. I don't care if they can go 300km/h or i'm in a jet that goes mach 10. it's just fun and games. instead of playing nintendo, i can play ferrari. that's all it is.
your friend with the inheretance should get over his ego and sit down in a room and fucking think of what he really wants and how his access to money will allow him to skip the fucking headache that most other people have to go through. he probably can achieve what he dreams of, while others can only do that... dream.
and again. ego.
they wish they didn't inherit money so they could BUILD SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN?
words of an egotistical idiot. if they could only hear how full of bullshit they are.
build something of their own hah.
you guys can go "build something of your own" and fool yourself that it's actually better than someone that got a shit load of things passed down to them.
you guys are SO self absorbed that because you can't build something of your own, you deem it lower. HAHA...
complete fools. you wouldn't recognize the ultimate power if it was sitting in front of you.
you do realise, when you build something of your own, that's like taking one step up from 0.
when you get something passed down to you, you skip that one step. and you go to step 2 or 3.
and when you pass that down, your children skip the steps you have. so that they may reach steps 4 or 5.
empires and actual great things are built over lifetimes. not in one single selfish life.
when your life ends, what's left? what are you going to leave your children for them to build on? nothing? so they can start from step 1 again and repeat the vicious cycle? are you so full of ego that you really don't care for anything beyond your own life?
you know you could be 10 steps ahead, if your parents and their parents and their parents left a little something for you to build on and taught you and pointed you in the right direction.
knowledge of how to manipulate money as a powerful tool doesn't come from going to school or building something of your own. it's knowledge that has to be passed down generations from people that know how to use it. it's a mentality and life style... which obviously 99% of the people lack.
you can go look down at paris hilton (or whoever), because she's got money passed down to her. but you know she's built her own little empire of things that are probably collectively worth (monetary and experiences) more than all of RS's "experiences" put together?
she has no need to build something of her own from scratch. while you're trying to build your little cabin, she's turned a mansion into a castle. something your family line will never understand.
are you telling me when you retire from flying your planes, you're not gonna wanna keep flying?
so... guess what, you're not actually in control of your life. the government controls your dream. and once u retire, it's fucking over. you can't take that air plane of yours home.
hell, you do realise within 10-20 years, you'll be replaced by a UAV?
I have much more respect not for the experiences of pilots. but for the guys that had the brains to design the fucking things. and the ultimate respect? the guys that own the factories that build the planes. the guys that had the power to put it ALL TOGETHER and make it a reality. they hired the designers, they hired the pilots, they did the real work. they made it a reality.
but... if you had money, you could possibly go buy your own jet and crew to maintain it and keep flying.
are you denying that fact? are you denying that money will allow you to continue to live your dream?
your friends that have addiction problems and exploitation problems are people that would have those problems with or without money.
it's their mindset, not the fact that they have money.
like i said, it's a tool.
if i hand you a hammer and all you wanna do with it is hit your own fingers that's your problem.
others will realise what you can do with it and use it to go far places.
I really can't get over the fact that some people are so self absorbed that they regard "building something of my own" higher than anything else.
it's a lie. it's an illusion.
building something of your own is just that. you built something of your own.
your jealousy of some rich kid that never had to do that blinds you of the fact that, when that rich kid decides to do something, he'll be building something of his own as well, and it will be greater than what you have because he could skip a buncha steps that you cant.
Originally Posted by JD像
Sounds like the life you want and if you get there and it makes you happy then you're winning either way. But talk is cheap, you're probably one of those "we're all gonna make it" kids who have all these grand uneducated ideas, but you've never had the balls and the work ethic to change your reality and gain the experience you need to get to where you want to be. You're Jason02S2000 without a book; at least he tried something. As far as I can tell you're just an opinionated kid who spends way too much time on a web forum typing barely cohesive sentences. Good luck with your plans for world domination
Your opinion on this topic will be valid when you've accomplished..... anything.
no.. we're not all going to make it. 99.9% of people don't make it anywhere. In fact I've already accepted that there is a very high probability I will have to be like you and settle for something lower, because my dreams are very high up. and when that day comes, I will be like the rest. I will lie to myself, and my ego will take over and I will just simply choose to accept that the lower path was the right way to take because i didn't have the skillset to achieve what I wanted. perhaps I could leave what I built behind for the next generation so that they may build on it... for im not so selfish. as long as someone in the future achieves it... I will have achieved it too.
like you said, whatever makes u happy... equates to winning.
but like i previously said... when you've been so sheltered and domesticated your whole life...
it's like a domesticated dog being happy serving his master, while the wild wolf shakes his head... it's sad because the dog has been domesticated not just from birth, but his parents have been as well. so much so they have had the drive bred out of them. they're in some little bubble and have forgotten the truth of what life is really about.
leading. shaping the world to your image as much as you possibly can.
right now you're shaping yourself in your own head. but really, that's just your own head. the real shit that matters is when you shape the world, even if it's just immediate influence around you. as long as it's not just some fulfilment in your own head.
if it were just about fulfilment in your own head, life would be too easy. you could just simply lie to yourself and state the fact that you're alive and thinking is good enough, and voila! you've reached ultimate fulfilment.
but obviously life is not like that.
and now jason is your hero? but only because he's written a book and I haven't? but if i never came and posted this, you'd still be laughing at jason?
see now you are comparing. you compare me to jason and laughing.
how about you compare yourself to someone higher up and laugh at yourself? but you aren't able to do that right?
cuz as soon as u do that, you come up with excuses and lie to yourself, stating that you're exactly where you wanna be.
how quick you are to change sides.
you're so quick to judge.
you know nothing about me. yet i know you're a pilot. so i can judge you on that.
i'll even the playing field, i'll let u know about me
i've served my country for over 12 years. been there done that. to be honest, learnt a lot but kinda boring. People may hold it higher up and say that's an experience, but to me, it's not. i could have been working at mcodnalds for 12 years and i would hold it to the same regard.
i've recruited at least 10 people into the service, of which 4 have gone reg force. as far as im concerned, all their actions are thanks to me. without my intervention they wouldn't be where they are now.
I've advised ex canadian forces special agents who are now private contractors on not just how they should change their mentality operationally but in their own personal lives. I know for a fact that I have directly impacted the lives of some poor fucker caught in some conflict in the middle east.
I work for one of the two or three existing commodities brokerage firms in all of western canada.
I have major corporate and some political connections in canada, taiwan, hong kong and china.
I don't need to fucking write a book. I'll pay someone to write a book for me. I for one, know there are others that write better than I do. I'll leave it to them to do the writing. writing my own book would be a joke.
I don't talk about money like it's a dream. money has been around me my whole life. If anything I should be the one sick of money. I've seen how money can rip people apart. rip families apart.
money is a double edged sword. it has no feelings. if you don't control it, it will control you.
I've also seen how money can build empires, do things BEYOND anything a normal person could imagine.
you have no idea what money can do, until you've seen someone adept with the skill of utilizing money, go at it.
but instead of filling myself up with ego and telling myself I should build something for myself and destroy and lay waste to what my forefathers have built me... I'm wiser than that.
I can see what I can take with that, and exceed what they have ever dreamt of. This is how empires are built.
you go ahead, and build something for yourself. while others wake up, get over themselves, and realise building something for yourself is just as frivolous as getting a gold sticker in grade 3 for completing your homework. no one really fucking cares except yourself and your parents.
the world is about how you can affect the world and what you leave behind.
not your own little bubble. if it makes u feel better, sure, but that's subjective. objectively, you're just another person and you'll live and die with your experiences, no one will remember or care. that's not very satisfying to me.
I don't want to come off as an asshole (which I know I have done), but that's just the fucking OBJECTIVE truth man.
all this talk about self satisfaction and self fulfilment in ones own head is... purely subjective. like i said.
life would be too easy. we are all living thinking creatures, that alone is self fulfilment already.
i want more than self fulfilment.
I just wanna say, if you're happy where you are, that's great. I don't really care. but I don't want you to spread false information leading others to believe that some self fulfilling illusionary idea is the ends to all. it's highly selfish.
it's not an ends to all. it's just an ends to your perceptual limits.