Do You Agree with the Saying, "Men Will Die for Wealth, as Birds for Food"?

China
August 11, 2007 5:21am CST
Why or why not?
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@ayris77 (1303)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 07
Yes i agree,because today there are many men willing to do everything just because of money!
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• China
11 Aug 07
Many men today seem to be more realistic. Whatever they do, they care more about money. Of course we still have many men who contribute their time and energy without asking for any reward. Thanks for your response, friend.
@ayris77 (1303)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 07
just want to add my previous ideas.The men done all of that just because of their lovely woman!
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• China
12 Aug 07
That's quite true. I agree with you. I am also working hard for more wealth for my wife and family. Thanks for your time, ayris77.
@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
11 Aug 07
Hi williamjisir! I guess some men will die for wealth because I see some politicians here in our country die for wealth and power anyway. Sad, isn't it? it should be Men dying for Honor." Have a nice day!
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• China
11 Aug 07
It is sad for men to die for wealth and power. I agree with your point that men die for honor. I appreciate your wonderful response, faith210.
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
13 Aug 07
Thank you too for the kind words. Have a nice day and take care!
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• China
13 Aug 07
Thank you, friend. The same to you.
@tarachand (3895)
• India
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!
@tarachand (3895)
• India
12 Aug 07
And birds don't die for food, they live because of feeding.
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• China
13 Aug 07
It is well narrated that wealth represents the purist form of human effort and ingenuity. Thanks very much for your view. I like it.
@gradyslady (4054)
• United States
18 Sep 07
I guess I can agree with that, not saying that it's all completely true. But there are some men and women who will die for money, power, and just other pointless things like that.
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• China
15 Oct 07
Right to say that it is not complete true though some might die for money and power and other pointless things like that. There is nothing absolute. Thanks for your response, dear friend.
@dio123 (1788)
• India
13 Aug 07
Yes nowadays it is looking true for sure, but not all men are dieing for money some are following thier ethics also but yes mostly people can do anything to get money
• China
13 Aug 07
You can say that again that not all men are dying for money, but following their ethics. Everything is relative. Thanks for your time, dio123.
@joshboz (1209)
• Australia
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.
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• China
13 Aug 07
Well explained and compared. It sounds very reasonable. Thanks for your time very much, joshboz.
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
12 Aug 07
It should not be taken in literal meaning. Die word is u sed to say that men will do anything to (it can be hardwork too) to get welath.
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• China
13 Aug 07
It is better not to take its literal meaning. It has a deeper meaning more than that. Of course, different people can view this topic from different angles. Let's wait and see what they will say, ssh. Thanks for your time, ssh. Have a nice day.
@academic2 (7005)
• Uganda
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.
• China
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.