The ancient Greek philosophers disagreed about many things, but they shared a common view of work

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The ancient Greek philosophers disagreed about many things, but they shared a common view of work. Platonists, Epicureans, Hedonists, Stoics, Aristoteleans--they all agreed--work is what your slaves do. A man without slaves is in no position to perfect the role of statesman or philosopher, the only truly worthy professions. Aristotle says, "All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind".

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Feb 2, 2019

are you the return of monaco monkey?

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Feb 2, 2019

I'm not familiar with him. But Howard, please adhere to my warning. The only true freedom is living under a bridge and eating other people's trash.

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Feb 4, 2019
Howard Hughes:

are you the return of monaco monkey?

I sure hope so, up until the end when Monaco completely went off the rails and said some really offensive stuff.

Feb 2, 2019

what kind of offensive stuff? could you repeat it word for word? to the best of your knowledge

excel is my canvas, and data is my paint - new york - brunch conesseiour - atheist - centrist - ENFP - TCU alum

Feb 4, 2019

haha when i saw the title of this thread I instantly thought of MonacoMonkey, before i even opened it

idk what he specifically got banned for but i remember the dude openly talked about how little he values his life / was having trouble finding reasons to continue living

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Feb 2, 2019

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Feb 4, 2019
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Howard Hughes:

are you the return of monaco monkey?

I sure hope so, up until the end when Monaco completely went off the rails and said some really offensive stuff.

Just cool it with the anti-Semitic remarks.

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Feb 4, 2019

Completely agree. That and his thread about how this one dude who murdered his family may have not been wrong for doing so. Pretty sure that's what for him banned.

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Feb 4, 2019
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Completely agree. That and his thread about how this one dude who murdered his family may have not been wrong for doing so. Pretty sure that's what for him banned.

I do remember this. Guy needed to be banned for his own good.

Feb 4, 2019

yeah well they also fucked kids a bunch

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Feb 4, 2019

This is proves the philosophers weren't entirely crazy. Look up landed property. It's economic fact that the start of the modern age came from simply having more idle time being used productively by not having to work.

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Feb 4, 2019

OP, you've hit your peak

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Feb 4, 2019