File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 284


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:50:45 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] do it right?



On Nov 18, 2008, at 8:31 AM, Mathieu René wrote:

> Sorry folks, I really want to be rich, but I don't want to get there 
> by exploiting others.
> And yes, it's possible to gain fortune without bringing others down or 
> cheating.
> It's just harder to do it "right" in today's world.
> The reflex of the crowd seems to be: take advantage, just like you've 
> been
> taken advantage of.

Mathieu,

    Shame on you for bucking the trend of "Do unto others before (or 
because) they do onto you." What kind of world do you want to live in 
you... you... Nuts. My joke petered out before the real punch line. If 
I could only come up with a Viagra for comedy lines I could get rich 
exploiting the weaknesses of others.

   And there are lots of ways to give benefits to others and recycle 
useful products and services. Could be something of your art, or no 
longer used tools or supplies. I'm sure you can find a local school 
that could use things like that. And if it's hand puppets you might 
consider "Peace Through Puppets" or a like organization.

   Google some and you'll find things like FreeCycle, Goodwill, Habitat 
for Humanity, Coupon Exchange places, barter places (where you can 
exchange goods or services for points that you can spend with other 
bartering people) and so on. Some of these you use for "pay it forward" 
sort of things, others you also benefit directly. I think in the 
current worldwide economy these types of things are going to rise in 
their usage, if not popularity. Harry Chapin, who helped establish one 
of the world wide hunger relief programs, pointed out that it is the 
common person who will do the most.

   Christopher
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