Do You Agree with the Saying, "Men Will Die for Wealth, as Birds for Food"?
12 Aug 07
In my mother tongue we have a saying that roughly translates as "Wealth is like the dirt on your palms, sometimes it's there, sometimes not". I think life, any life is more important than wealth. Next would human effort, every thing that is there for us humans is the result of human effort and ingenuity, and I respect human intellect too much to bring it down. Wealth by itself is the result of honest human effort and ingenuity to roughly summarize Ayn Rands philosophy, and I strongly believe that wealth represents the purest form of human effort and ingenuity. So, to die for wealth is foolishness, to live to create it honestly is wisdom. Life's Lovely! Love & Life Life! Live & Let Live!
13 Aug 07
yes i believe in that saying because men will do everything inorder to attain it even if there is a need for them to die or risk their life. similar to birds they are easily caught by humans by offering food to them usually they are caught by this way. because wealth is so precious to human just like food is precious to a bird, they are easily lured to it and usually they end up trapped and controlled by the one who offered wealth or food to both humans or bird.
18 Nov 07
Wealth preoccupies man's thinking all the time, I believe many men are capable of either dying or killing fo wealth because with wealth, all around you get lost in the illusionary feeling that you are deep into a happy and meaningful life. I know of some very rich men in my city who have gone to the extent of killing their own children to get wealth on the instruction of some witches they go to in search of wealth. As for me, dying for wealth is a bit going too far, I will try to look for some money for instance, to keep my family going, but to want super wealth is not my kind of thinking.
18 Nov 07
Hello my dear academic friend. Thank you so much for your response. I feel so upset for the above-mentioned rich men to have killed their own kids to get wealth on the instruction of some witches. They are stupid to follow the witches' advice just for searching for wealth. May the kids' soul be blessed! Thank you again for your response, dear friend.