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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2007, 08:16:46 PM »
I'm striking "poor" and replacing it with "others", and answering in the form of a question:

What else of significance in life is there?

The desire to help yourself?

Probably overrated in the grand scheme of things.
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Huey on February 07, 2007, 11:15:32 PM

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2007, 08:35:38 PM »
I'm striking "poor" and replacing it with "others", and answering in the form of a question:

What else of significance in life is there?

Yes, but why is that what you view as significant rather than, say, being the best at what you do, even if it is something like lobbying for all-comers?

It's something that's not easily articulated, but rather more emotive. Compassion. Empathy. Kinship. The will to share. To fight against meaninglessness and mortality. And selfishness.

These aren't the precise answers you expect, but there is a serious investment in them nonetheless.
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i rhink tyi'm inejying my fudgcicle too much

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2007, 01:31:17 AM »
Nothing worthwhile can be precisely articulated.

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2007, 02:51:44 AM »
Worthwhile or worth knowing?

One and the same.

worthwhile - Sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one's time, effort, or interest.

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2007, 05:10:12 AM »
And explaining it, beyond the definition of the word?

isn't necessary for such a learned audience.

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2007, 01:44:37 PM »
Halfie: "It's a pity Miss P didn't kill him when she had the chance.";

Qui: "Pity? It was pity that stayed Miss P's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Halfie? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Breadboy has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Miss P may rule the fate of many.";

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Re: Poll: What drives your desire to help the poor?
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2007, 03:51:43 PM »
You don't feel even a little bit sorry for him?

I haven't met the required poverty threshold for that sort of treatment.