creatinganalt wrote:Something that seems to elude members of this board is that time is our most precious resource, and some people, like you, don't want to squander it working at Walmart for 3 years
If you want to take the high road then you might want to avoid straw men and condescension yourself.Quine wrote:I don't understand the condescension - unless you're seeking validation? Your post is full of presumption (i.e. bolded), and then you tell me I have a lot to learn? Here's something you should learn: freedom is not a resource. I understand it's value, and I agree that it's paramount - but freedom is not a resource, it's a presumed manifestation of agency (or, simply, agency itself).
It wasn't a straw man (or, at least, wasn't intended to be) - what kind of job is he going to get in this economy?
More importantly, I never laid claim to the high road, nor do I feel the need to avoid undirected condescension. However, you were condescending to me directly, and it was entirely inappropriate. You may be able to pull that "I'm older and you have much to learn" schtick on most younger people - I am not one of them. Also, if you have some compelling argument for how freedom is a resource - inasmuch as time is a resource, specifically - I'd love to hear it. If you deliberately misunderstand my post I reserve the right to do the same to yours.