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Re: Pay to Play

Post Number:#16 by Chris123
» 14 Jun 2016, 23:20

Hmmm in a way everything has a cost to it. I may receive a free book, but I have to spend time to read it. I don't agree with that statement though, it seems to over simplify a complex subject. :)
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Post Number:#17 by katiesquilts
» 15 Jun 2016, 11:31

Chris123 wrote:Hmmm in a way everything has a cost to it. I may receive a free book, but I have to spend time to read it. I don't agree with that statement though, it seems to over simplify a complex subject. :)


Actually, if we're going with that statement, you aren't really paying the cost for the free book with your time. It's actually the author who is paying the cost, because they aren't getting any royalties by giving away their book for free.

Learned that in macroeconomics! :wink: It's about the only thing I took away from that class though, haha.
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Post Number:#18 by Kia
» 15 Jun 2016, 18:40

I absolutely agree that there is a cost to existing. As humans, we have to work hard to obtain the food, water and shelter we need to survive. The cost of living in a community is that we all have to give up some of our individual rights to freedom for the overall good of the community.
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Post Number:#19 by LarkSpur25
» 16 Jun 2016, 20:42

I believe that for every one thing done, there is a reaction. But, that being said, there is not always a price to be paid for it. I own and operate a cattle ranch and I've seen many different actions that have come with a price, sometimes a steep one, and yet again many that have not. Maybe it's just that I might perceive things differently than others? It's possible that to some they may see a price was paid or owed where I would not.
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Post Number:#20 by stoppoppingtheP
» 20 Jun 2016, 03:29

I think that every person does need to 'pay' to be a part of this society. However, payment doesn't necessarily mean physical input. A person who is good and kind to others, who helps others in society can be seen as paying because they are inputting in to the society in a positive way. At least, that's my view.
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Post Number:#21 by CataclysmicKnight
» 20 Jul 2016, 16:47

I definitely agree that everything costs some type of price, even something like using twitter, playing games or heading out and playing Pokemon Go (my new addiction). For a lot of these things, the price is something as simple as the time it takes to use it or the emotional weight of reading something sad. For many of the things in life, that price is absolutely worth it!

With communities being one of the things mentioned originally, I definitely think they have a shared price among everyone within them. After finishing Falling Skies on Amazon Instant Video and with being a huge fan of post-apocalyptic stories, a lot of times the hardest price to pay is just trust.
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Post Number:#22 by CrescentMoon
» 30 Jul 2016, 18:23

As others have said I disagree with this statement too. I also feel like it's way to cynical to think this way and honestly overly done and cliche. A cynical person who thinks this way is most likely just really unhappy. I find this to be a very boring and non-unique outlook of life.
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