Author Topic: Nothing new under the sun?  (Read 1783 times)

infromsea

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Nothing new under the sun?
« on: February 25, 2020, 11:31:09 AM »
Reading Emerson - Man The Reformer

But granting that for ends so sacred and dear some relaxation must be had, I think that if a man find in himself any strong bias to poetry, to art, to contemplative life, drawing him to these things with a devotion incompatible with good husbandry, that man out to reckon early with himself, and, respecting the compensations of the Universe, ought to ransom himself from the duties of economy by a certain rigor and privation in his habits. For privileges so rare and grand, let him not stint to pay a great tax. Let him be a caenobite, a pauper, and, if need be, celibate also...

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Had an impact on me, many hints of FIRE in there. Felt compelled to share.

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Re: Nothing new under the sun?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 12:42:29 PM »
But that falls way behind to a free pony from Bernie!

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Re: Nothing new under the sun?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 08:21:49 AM »
But that falls way behind to a free pony from Bernie!

Oh FFS. Remind me, how is Trump paying for his tax cuts again? Oh that's right he's not, which is why we have the largest deficit in history in the middle of a strong economy. Same as every Republican president since Eisenhower has done. "Fiscal Conservative" has got to be the single most dishonest phrase in all of politics.

And why exactly did you feel the need to inject politics in this thread!?
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 08:24:31 AM by sherr »

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Re: Nothing new under the sun?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 05:43:32 PM »
I feel slighted, Moderator, Moderator! :-)