Very well said. I could not have phrased it better myself and I agree 100%. P. S. I'm probably giving ya MHO haha
I agree with you, but I'll correct you on one thing you said. Humans have only been on the planet around 300,000 years.
No. Humans - the genus Homo - is over 2 million years old.Our species, Homo sapiens, is only about 200-300k or so old
Alright fair enough. Then let me rephrase: Homo sapiens have only been on this planet around 300,000 years and we should not compare homo sapiens (our species) to our regressed evolutionary ancestors.
Why not? Without there advancements, we wouldn't be here. Google "Oldowan".For instance:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Oldowan-industryBasically, discovery, invention, innovation - including tool making and usage - long predate Homo sapiens and likely predate the Homo genus going back to earlier ancestors.
The sequel...www.britannica.com/topic/Acheulean-industry"...During the Acheulean period, which lasted from 1.5 million to 200,000 years ago, the presence of good tool stone was probably an important determining factor in the distribution of early humans. In the later stages they learned to bring stone from distant areas and thus became freer in their choice of homesites...."
Regardless of the validity of our regressed evolutionary ancestors, your point was well made and I agree with it. I just read a comment on instagram saying "Without the greed for money there would be no innovation." It got a lot of likes too... thousands... meaning a lot of people agreed with the guy. And that triggered me and was a catalyst to me asking this question. I'm relieved to see the majority of GaG's user base disagreeing.
Those people are young - and stupid.
... the Instagrammers that is. I don't even bother with Instagram although I think I have an account or two simply so I can see others Instagram pictures.
Instagram shows interesting things here and there... and well... when bored, it helps pass the time. Everything in moderation I suppose. I definitely don't let it consume me. But yes... there's a lot of... questionable opinions on it.
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but that doesn't answer the question, work is not a synonym for innovation
@007kingifrit greed for money is bad. Just work to live not live to work for money.
I think elon just likes to work because he has a vision. Not because he wants so much money and is greedy.
You're not understanding or answering the question.
I disagree. There are other reasons for innovation to come about. Other than greed for more money.
UBI (universal basic income) is only going to progress this lazyness. "you will take what I give you and you will like it" - some communist dictator. AOC!money and greed is the thing that made America so great he'll go on any trading apps or stock market apps and go in the comments. talk about trump and the socialist will berate you 🤣 bring up how only capitalist trade and only mini Trump's would do such a thing. tell them to spread their profits wealth to the druggies and unemployed unmotivated loser sod society, that's keeps their mouth shut Everytime. 🤣America was built on capitalism, that's why we are feared and seen as the best country everyone wants in on. motivation is what most Americans lack and what we need to tackle, not greed.
we're all lazy because of government benefits we are spoiled and lazy! every country sees this!
@abc3643 See what I mean?
Yes. I agree.Perfect case in point:Why do mathematicians study mathematics and do proofs, etc?It has nothing to do with making money, but with a deeper need to understand or uncover truths.For instance, about 23-24 years ago, I was investigating the Collatz Conjecture and went off on a tangent investigating the nature of Mersenne Primes. As I did some analysis, I discovered a fact about Mersenne Primes and ended up proving a theorem about them. I was not aware of the existence of this theorem before I did this work. I was delighted, of course. I went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Folsom Library and looked up a textbook on Number Theory. Lo and behold, that theorem that I discovered was there. Was I disappointed? Not in the least. I was relieved and happy that I, not a professional mathematician, discovered this fact on my own - that my mind was strong enough to be able to do that.... And no amount of money was involved in motivating me to put in the work to discover that fact.