Remember What You're Here For---Showing Friends Cool Thinking!

@mythociate (13650)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 13, 2011 7:21pm CST
People so-easily forget that they're actually here (on the Internet) to share cool stuff (thoughts and poems and pictures and videos) with their friends and others. It's so easily forgotten because greed is always more-powerful than 'coolness with friends'---I know that sounds wrong, but think about it; would you rather tell all your friends about this reminder? or make a few hundred dollars? That's why I hate money: not because I can't use money, but because the idea that 'you get money when friends read this post' makes them feel less like I'm showing them this because I think it's cool and -more like I'm showing them this because someone gets money when they look. What do you think?
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@Hatley (152615)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Mar 11
so thats what I a m supposed to be here for to enterttain my friends 'and i thought it was to share and help and care for my friends,' entertaining really was not on my mind as here in the US we almost all of us have the boob tube to entertain us and even make a few boobs out of us too.I think I will stick to my own ideas on what to do on mylot as I do'not see it engraved in stone we must always make our friends happy buy our weird but wonderful discussions. I make more responses than discussions as I like to ber a pargt of all my friends days and lives and if I can help great. If I can share wonderful. I dol not like the idea I must be performing as I am no actress and no magican. I am just me. thats all I can ever be. lol.
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
And you are amazing (that's "drooling" in a good way!) Note that 'entertaining' isn't always about 'drawing attention to anything.' Actually, it's more-often about 'drawing attention AWAY FROM something you shouldn't see!'
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@rosekiss (30127)
• Eugene, Oregon
14 Mar 11
You are so right, as I am not here for the money, but it hasns't always been that way, as when I first joined mylot, I was here just for the money. Now, I have come to realize that they money I have earned isn't worth all that much, but the knowledge I have gained is worth so muich more. I do enjoy my time here so much, as I have learned a lot and I am sure I will continue to do so, for as long as I remain a member here. I like sharing and making frineds and just plain having fun, as that is what mylot is all about aS well. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
Righto, Rose! Money is like the river; we all have to drink of it, but we need a machine like myLot or a J-O-B to deliver it to each of us (in order to keep from drinking others' river-water). But as long as we get enough river-water offline, the beach is fun!
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Mar 11
Send me a quarter and I'll tell you.
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
I AM giving you a quarter ... if you tell me just a little bit and I ask you just a little bit more and on and on back and forth this discussion is about 400 entries long.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Mar 11
uh oh called my bluff
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
And I went along with it ... discussion ninja, I am
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• United States
14 Mar 11
I just responded to something similar to this. Sometimes it is not about money, sometimes it is about popularity. Why?? I have no clue but can only sumate it is selfishness, insecurity and evilness! I can't say that I hate money, but really don't have any and won't lie, cheat and or steal for it. And all the above is an example both offline and on here that I witness continually on a daily basis. Quite sad really because I feel I am a real genuine person and definitely treat all with the same respect I expect. Actually what I think that is cool about friends or no friends they do read and respond to discussions that they truly respond with honesty and not just because they think they are gaining popularity. Which leads me back to the why?
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
Why? Because! Really, because we need to remember THE ONE THING WE'RE ALL ONLINE FOR, the one moral we will hold-to and forsake any-and-every other---political correctness, grammar, factual truth, philosophical truth, popularity, ALL FORSAKEN for the truth that will keep our friends alive!
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• United States
14 Mar 11
Shame really that there are more of the greedy then there are honest one, more in our own neighborhood/discussions. *sad* At any rate let me not be too sad I earn every single 1/8 of a penny. LOL
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
It's kinda sad that the only way to GET people to be honest is to MAKE MORE MONEY by being honest.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
16 Mar 11
I haven't been here for the money in a long time. It did draw me out of curiousity, but then I realized this place is about so much more. I just enjoy the people and the discussions.
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Mar 11
That's what I said to a sexy, icy friend who asked a similar question: I may have been 'in it for the money' back when I was "living the dream" (that--if you have enough 'streams of income' out here on the electric-pipes--you can 'earn' an income large enough to pay-off student-loans!), But then I dropped-out of college (not for the money, like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates ) and woke up a little!
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14 Mar 11
Hi, your right there. We all need money but we should always remember that there is a set of ethical standards of earning, We should balance our joy of sharing to others even though the pay is not that good. We should sometimes stop and think that money is not every thing, we came to this world with nothing and would surely exit it with nothing.
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@mythociate (13650)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14 Mar 11
You're missing the point---you're nodding to it, even winking a little; but totally skipping over it. The point is that we DO NOT need money when there are other eays of getting what you truly need.
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