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Being a productive member of society:
    #2314042 - 02/08/04 12:54 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How important is this to you and in what ways?


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2314174 - 02/08/04 01:36 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2314199 - 02/08/04 01:45 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

If you are meaning my ambition to participate in it: get a good job work all my life pay taxes drive the kids to soccer practice... Then No. The only thing of a normal societal life I really desire is to have children that I can provide for, and thats really my only motivation for getting a job.

Id like to influence society or contribute in some ways, recycling, awareness type of things, anything as far as that stuff is good.

But I do feel like Im not cut out for the competition thats out there.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Geeno]
    #2314474 - 02/08/04 03:09 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The last thing I want is to contribute to the trash heap society is. I want to be able to provide for myself, but as soon as I have the means to get the hell out, I will. Productive is of course ambiguous, so in the broad sense I suppose I want to be productive in the arts area: I want to continue writing poetry, short stories, music and maybe even some books.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2314597 - 02/08/04 03:55 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

define productivity


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2314611 - 02/08/04 03:59 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How important is this to you and in what ways?

i like eating, bathing, having a roof over my head, and having clothes to wear.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: ]
    #2314624 - 02/08/04 04:02 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I pay taxes and express an occassional act of compassion here and there...is that productive?


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2315195 - 02/08/04 08:10 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I tend to shun "society" as it stands today.

I'm also a bit of a hermit... :smirk:


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: trendal]
    #2315228 - 02/08/04 08:37 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I think Trendal raised a good question...

How many of us here who shun society are also hermits???

I am not a hermit. I love people. To be with people, on their level, I have to play a bit of a role in their society, do I not?


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2315930 - 02/08/04 11:28 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I think that society should become a productive member of the Cosmos.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: trendal]
    #2315976 - 02/08/04 11:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Your view of society is just what is marked on the surface, sure it sucks, but maybe its like a painiting, but before you paint, you gotta be really smart.

Im not just talking about doing what everybody else does, but maybe REALLY looking after other people. Really interested in your species... I know im interested in my species, if i wasnt, i wouldnt be here!! Not talking with any of you  :smirk: .... lol, well, i dont see what the point would be for me anyway. I think the same is for everybody else, they like to engage in social interactioN!


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2316030 - 02/08/04 11:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i think I will be a productive member only to the extent of the people I know. I could give a rats ass about govt, but I still vote because what happens there will affect me and others in some way. I still read a lot about what is happeneing and I will continue to do so, and to critique as well :grin:

in this sense I am already being a productive member, how can you not be?

even if you're a hermit, do you still communicate with others?  do you havbe a job???  well then you are being productive *sigh*


when will we stop defining ourselves and our life by words such as "productive" :mad:


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: MrGrib]
    #2316031 - 02/08/04 11:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Mr. Grib, that's a brilliant way to word it - I fully agree

edit: but who's to say the cosmos aren't "up to no good" :wink: rofl how perplexing!


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Edited by Strumpling (02/08/04 11:49 PM)


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Strumpling]
    #2316040 - 02/08/04 11:51 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That's a double negative.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Frog]
    #2316091 - 02/09/04 12:08 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ok then: But who's to say the cosmos have it all figured out?
Feel better, dear? :grin: :thumbup:


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Strumpling]
    #2316273 - 02/09/04 01:01 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Why, yes, tyvm!

Going to answer tomorrow, though. Too much wine tonight. Hugs and kisses!


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: Grav]
    #2316317 - 02/09/04 01:16 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm not in the least bit interested in being a productive member of our current society. I am on the other hand very interested in building sustainable, earth friendly anarchist community. I suppose that makes me a productive member of *a* society.


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: NiamhNyx]
    #2316836 - 02/09/04 07:03 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

hey u need a couple members for ur society niamhnyx im all for it. the time for revolution and evolution has come..


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: JameZTheNewbie]
    #2316874 - 02/09/04 07:30 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'll be the other member.  :crazy2:


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Re: Being a productive member of society: [Re: MrGrib]
    #2316917 - 02/09/04 08:09 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'll be the fourth.


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