Too Much Technology

When the middle class is shrinking, is there enough room for all these devices?

The little black box use to be a thing of the future, now it is hear.

Is digital real enough to make it work?

Predictions vary from doom and gloom to first generation success.

 

Balance is an issue to most honest folk.

Money is another problem.

Materialism can create havoc with consumerism.

And more is the new less for tech stuff.

 

Now that multimedia is free for everybody, is there enough time and resources to keep the internet economy alive and well?

Education is big online.

Shopping is big online.

Information is big online.

 

I believe in more research and development for online business.

I believe a conservative standard for business online.

 

money

In a way, debit cards can buy anything.

But watch out using credit cards.

You may risk it all to loose every penny.

You can build back up to pay your daily expenses before you have another chance to improve your lifestyle.

You may be in debt for years and making the usual mistakes-making unnecessary purchases or spending on credit.

It is a shame to run riot of the law or be owing to another human being but we all do it.

I can borrow 20 and pay back 25 the next week.

A thousand is more tricky to borrow and pay back.

In over your head, join the club, kicked out of your living courters, racing to pay bills and stay on top of the pile of debt?

Many of us live off and on credit.  The subconscious mind may not know the difference.

But worry and hurry about money is almost a universal indicator of debt.

Who doesn’t experience money problems in and throughout life.

To pay your own way is like earning a kind of freedom.

To live without going overboard is a genuine achievement.

[Socrates and Rich man], On Being A ‘Gadfly’

In this dialogue, the Socratic method is about holding people accountable for their beliefs by questioning them as a guide, who is really wishing them ‘good thoughts’. Socrates compared himself to being a midwife in the sense he tries to guide others to having better thought like having a baby. In fact, he also is said to have called himself a Gadfly of Athens.

Socrates: How important is it to you?

Rich man: Money is a road to power, which I enjoy. It is a form of currency. It circulates like an electric current. And it has power like an electric current. But now, we must state the truth. It is an agreed upon system of coins and bills that a group uses to buy goods. This group is usually a recognized country like the USA that has dollars and coins.

S: Why do you want power?

Rm: Who doesn’t? I crave it. To me, there is never enough money or power. I think I crave the latter more.

S: What do you gain?

Rm: More power. I am in lust with it. I will never have enough. It is intoxicatingly everything.

S: Would you help people with your wealth and power? Maybe, by showing them how to built a well to hold water when they have no water?

Rm: I would need some help.

S: I have a friend who would show you, but you would have to pay a small price for it.

Rm: Would poor people pay me back?

S: I am sure they would when they are able. Do you want to think of other ways to help people?

Rm: Not particularly, but perhaps I could be persuaded for a small price.

S: What did you have in mind?

Rm: A small profit.

S: For you?

Rm: Maybe, and for them too.

S: What would you say to doing it for free?

Rm: I suppose I could afford it.

S: I imagine I could do better by talking to many rich people about it.