The woman asked him, "How much are you selling the eggs for?"
The old salesman replied: at $0.10 - the egg, madam.
She said, "I'll take 6 eggs for $0.50 - or I'll go.
The old salesman replied: "All right ma'am, take them at the price you want". Maybe this is a good start, because today I haven't been able to sell a single egg.
She took the eggs and went away feeling that she had won. She got in her car and went to an elegant restaurant with a friend.
There, she and her friend ordered from the menu what they liked best. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill cost her $380. She gave $400 - and they asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.
This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor old egg seller.
The question is:
Why do we always show that we have power when we buy from the needy? And why are we so generous to those who don't even need our generosity? Why do we like to live on appearances so much?
I once read somewhere:
"My father used to buy simple products from the poor at high prices, even though he didn't need them. Sometimes I used to pay them more.
I worried about this act and asked him why he did it. Then my father replied: "It is a charity wrapped in dignity, my daughter".
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Exactly right... thanks for your post.
Little over 3 years ago, my wife and I went for a trip, we flew to Darwin hired a 4W drive and over 10 days drove to Alice Springs, then flew out back to Sydney. We saw a sign for natural honey sale from one of the locals, drove in... parked in the front yard, there was a friendly dog, as I like dogs I pat him a little to show we're friendly... an older man came out, I asked him if he has honey for sale and that we wanted to buy some... the man was a typical small town person, friendly (unlike people in big cities who are not so friendly, as it all comes down to supply and demand, which exists in human population also, the greater and more dense population, the less worth each human becomes, unless they are wealthy, this is how this fucked up society is structured because of Capitalism which promotes greed and forces competition).
Anyway, we asked how much, he said $20 per 1Kg jar... I gave him $50 and said I would like 1, he went to get it, came back with 2 and $10 change, and I said its alright, 2 is too much honey for us (and I don't even eat honey), so we took 1 jar, and paid $50 for it...
Moral of the story is same as in this post... at least that's how I see it. There is no point to keep giving more to those who have everything already, especially those who have way more than they could use/spend/need in their whole life... and even more so especially for those who exploit(ed) work of others to get all that wealth.
And it is society which is completely fucked up, because of Capitalism, that has made most of us, forget this... and this is why we have lost more and more of our humanity.
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@-ed- Who gives to those who already have enough, there are also people of middle class or lower class who donate money to millionaires to make them even more millionaires, that happened with a young actris I think, they donated 100 million dollars or something like that, that's just being imbecile and inhuman.
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@-ed- And thanks for the $5.
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@-ed- It seems like even if I write anything people don't support my publications or don't want to help I don't know, I don't know what to do anymore
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@-ed- Hello look at this that told you between the 4th and 10th of August the amount 72.800.155.379 Bolívares was moved in bitcoin and other currencies, just after the sanctions I don't even know how to read that amount.
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@-ed- Hello, look at this country has legalized the payment of wages in crypto currencies, do you think that if something like this happened in Venezuela the situation could improve?
The country is called New Zealand
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I think that over time, every country will do the same as New Zealand. Its already legal currency in Japan so this is all just a matter of time.
By next year around Feb, BSV will be ready for business fully... and real adoption starts, and with is, increased demand, and with is, increase in price.
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@-ed- Does your country use a lot of BSV or other currencies? What is your country?
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@-ed- What happened to BSV that value has dropped so much? That saddens me
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I told you, have patience, do not sell your BSV now when its lower in price, do not do the same mistake again. I live in Australia, I'm originally from former Yugoslavia (Bosnia & Herzegovina). I have explained in my videos crypto space is full of propaganda, and most people don't understand what Bitcoin is, they don't understand Bitcoin system at all, so most people are not using BSV... but they will in the future. You need to have bit of vision into the future, and no, I am not talking decades, this will change within next few years at most... but if you can't see it, I simply can't help you if you can't see (in your mind) what I see and what I understand.
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@-ed- Of course I understand your vision, you talk about an investment in the future is like what you sow today eat tomorrow, something like that you mean? I suppose that right now there are many people taking advantage that BSV under its value to buy more and have more in the future, I would also like to do the same, but as you know I have a clear medical emergency at this time I do not spend BSV, but if I would like to solve the medical treatments that my child needs that does not let me sleep, their seizures are very serious and I have heard that many children and adults have died of a seizure and I do not want that I do not want or think not no no. I want to do the same, but if I would like to be able to solve the medical treatments that my child needs that does not let me sleep, their seizures are very serious and I have heard that many children and adults have died of a seizure and I do not want that I do not want or think not no no.
I don't know your country Yugoslavia, now you live in Australia, why did you move? Your country also has economic problems?
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1991-1996 civil war.. that's why I left... and this war was instigated by the US/CIA (as usual).
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@-ed- That's why? Your country had riches? The United States always seeks to end people's peace, that war lasted 5 years? I'm sorry but I'm not very cultured and that's why I ask so much, I don't want that to happen in my country, I don't have anywhere to go with my son.
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@-ed- Hello have you seen the publication that has made brittuftwo about a person who is doing scams in yours, I think I understand the people of yours who do not trust the other users who ask for help, I also agree with the I think this only brings consequences and affects people who need help, while this continues to happen I think much less people will help other people, I have also seen a girl who asks for help for her son has like an organ outside? You've seen it, I'm impressed I've never seen anything like this, I also didn't know you could live with an organ outside.
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yes, that is one of the things most people don't donate here (or in other places) as there are lot of scammers out there, I don's know is that guy is one, I have an excel sheet where I keep record of all the people I've donated at yours.org and he is there also, not a big amount, and he's been around here for a while, so I can't judge if its true or not, but doubt is there either way.
I find myself in difficult situation also as I would like to help people, especially kids, but I can't help everyone, my wife and my parents don't even know how much I've been donating in BSV, I'll get in trouble if they do find out, I told my wife I donate a bit, but not even close to what I have been doing but of course other people don't know my perspective also so its hard for everyone, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't...
I know what the root cause of all this is, why people are the way they are, why all the wars, why corruption in politics, but I am just 1 person and in order to change the world, everyone needs to change their perception also, and right now, perception of most people is very bad due to life long, and over generations, centuries long, brainwashing.
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@-ed- If it's difficult, only the union is the one who can take the world forward and people leave the hatred, the problem I think is that most countries have a kind of capitalist life where you work to make another person rich and you only get a low salary that you can't even live and I think that's where hatred and selfishness begins to control people, everyone wants to be powerful and rich.
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@-ed- Hello, I've come across this, this person that you told me is the creator of bitcoin and then left the project and is now the creator of BSV, in the note says he has cheated and falsified documents, is this true? Can this affect BSV?
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Yes, that is him, Craig Wright, who I am sure of, is creator of Bitcoin (Satoshi Nakamoto)... and yes, he is the main person behind BSV.
There is LOT of politics and propaganda around whole thing, and I don't think its true that he forged documents at all. People who have accused him of doing this, are actually frauds. I have followed Bitcoin for almost 3 years now, and I have seen everyone that is calling Craig Wright a fraud, are actually frauds themselves... and all social media, and news media, is full of propaganda, same as TV, radio... they are no better, they are all driven by money and populism, and they all lie all the time... no real journalism at all, they are all just repeating propaganda that someone started, without any questioning, because it suits their agenda.
I have stood up with original Bitcoin protocol, and BSV is the one to stick with, this political crap will eventually be overcome... next few months should be very tough for BSV, and 2020 should be make it, or break it for BSV.
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@-ed- I hope this does not affect the value of BSV I do not want to devalue the BSV that I have left, my son is very bad and is all I have.
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@-ed- it seems that BSV was affected its low value, I have 0.7102 BSV and its value is $89.53 originally its value was $100 and has dropped quite a bit.
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You will have to ride it out, just do not sell your BSV when the price is low, it will go up again, this is how these markets move, unfortunately, just don't give in to your fear, people who move the markets know this is how people react. Its an old trick.
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@-ed- Hello, I wanted to apologize for the times I asked you for help in an annoying way, I hope you can understand that I was desperate for the health of my son, thank you for all the help you have given me.
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