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Posted: September 3, 2011, 9:18 am - IP Logged

Every man who becomes rich by competition

throws down behind him the ladder by which he rises,

and keeps others down; but every man who gets rich

by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him,

and inspires them to do so.

SSLotteryPlayer 

Wise friends make you wise

Proverbs 13:20Hyper

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    Posted: September 3, 2011, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

    Every man who becomes rich by competition

    throws down behind him the ladder by which he rises,

    and keeps others down; but every man who gets rich

    by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him,

    and inspires them to do so.

    Are you the Former or the Latter? LOL

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: September 3, 2011, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

      Every man who becomes rich by competition

      throws down behind him the ladder by which he rises,

      and keeps others down; but every man who gets rich

      by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him,

      and inspires them to do so.

      With all due respect:

      That sounds all nice and flowery and touchy-feely but it's just socialist propaganda and it doesn't work.

      Competition is what spurs new ideas, creativity and progress.

      When somebody throws the ladder down, you put the ladder back up or find some other way to the top and kick the other guy's ass when you get up there.

      That's how progress is made, not by pie-in-the-sky euphemisms.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        SSLotteryPlayer, Good book, isn't it? Enjoy it!

        All,

        Since the Law of Attraction is popular here (and this was wayyyyy before The Law of attraction) , a little about ethe author who wrote the book in the OP:

        Wallace D. Wattles

        Born in the mid 1800s during the War between the States, Wallace D. Wattles experienced a life of failure after failure, until — in his latter years, after tireless study and experimentation — he formulated and put into practice the principles laid out in The Science of Getting Rich.

        His daughter Florence notes that in those last years, "he wrote almost constantly. It was then that he formed his mental picture. He saw himself as a successful writer, a personality of power, an advancing man, and he began to work toward the realization of this vision. He lived every page ... His life was truly the powerful life."

        Although Mr. Wattles died relatively young, and although his work was largely forgotten for years, those who have studied and applied these principles throughout the 20th century have experienced remarkable results: They have gotten rich!

        (And when you read or listen to Mr. Wattles' most excellent work, you'll see that ALL the success and personal development literature of the last 90+ years owes a great debt to The Science of Getting Rich.)

        Wallace D. Wattles also wrote The Science of Being Well; a novel, Hellfire Harrison; The Science of Being Great, a mail-order course expanding on the principles of his three "Science" books; and many, many magazine articles.

        Scienceofgettingrich.net

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        As far as competition vs creation goes; 

        There are many echoes in the world but few voices.
        Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

        Consider lottery systems. Hoe many are just a variation on someone else's, and how many are truly someone's own creation that really works? Almost nothing but echoes there!

        Consider Wattles original writings and the Law of Attraction books.

        Wink

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

          karinda's avatar - WINGS
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          Posted: September 3, 2011, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

          SSLotteryPlayer, Good book, isn't it? Enjoy it!

          All,

          Since the Law of Attraction is popular here (and this was wayyyyy before The Law of attraction) , a little about ethe author who wrote the book in the OP:

          Wallace D. Wattles

          Born in the mid 1800s during the War between the States, Wallace D. Wattles experienced a life of failure after failure, until — in his latter years, after tireless study and experimentation — he formulated and put into practice the principles laid out in The Science of Getting Rich.

          His daughter Florence notes that in those last years, "he wrote almost constantly. It was then that he formed his mental picture. He saw himself as a successful writer, a personality of power, an advancing man, and he began to work toward the realization of this vision. He lived every page ... His life was truly the powerful life."

          Although Mr. Wattles died relatively young, and although his work was largely forgotten for years, those who have studied and applied these principles throughout the 20th century have experienced remarkable results: They have gotten rich!

          (And when you read or listen to Mr. Wattles' most excellent work, you'll see that ALL the success and personal development literature of the last 90+ years owes a great debt to The Science of Getting Rich.)

          Wallace D. Wattles also wrote The Science of Being Well; a novel, Hellfire Harrison; The Science of Being Great, a mail-order course expanding on the principles of his three "Science" books; and many, many magazine articles.

          Scienceofgettingrich.net

          ____________________________________________________________

          As far as competition vs creation goes; 

          There are many echoes in the world but few voices.
          Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

          Consider lottery systems. Hoe many are just a variation on someone else's, and how many are truly someone's own creation that really works? Almost nothing but echoes there!

          Consider Wattles original writings and the Law of Attraction books.

          Wink

          I like the quote and didn't know where it came from. Thanks for posting it SSLotteryPlayer. And thanks for all of the information about the author and book Coin Toss! Interesting stuff! Smile

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            Posted: September 3, 2011, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

            Life is just a bowl of cheeries so why does tiggs get all the pits!!!???...

                                                                      Pure luck

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              Posted: September 3, 2011, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

              With all due respect:

              That sounds all nice and flowery and touchy-feely but it's just socialist propaganda and it doesn't work.

              Competition is what spurs new ideas, creativity and progress.

              When somebody throws the ladder down, you put the ladder back up or find some other way to the top and kick the other guy's ass when you get up there.

              That's how progress is made, not by pie-in-the-sky euphemisms.

              "Competition is what spurs new ideas, creativity and progress."

              I agree with that Ridge. I think that maybe this quote may sound less radical in the context

              of the paragraph that it came from, but I've never read the book.  There's "competition" and then there's

              total control and domination, which doesn't leave room for any competition.

              That's what I thought the author meant when I first read the quote.  Without reading it in context it's

              difficult to tell for sure what the author meant by "competition". Sounds like an interesting book though. 

              All the best,

              Karinda

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                Posted: September 3, 2011, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

                "Competition is what spurs new ideas, creativity and progress."

                I agree with that Ridge. I think that maybe this quote may sound less radical in the context

                of the paragraph that it came from, but I've never read the book.  There's "competition" and then there's

                total control and domination, which doesn't leave room for any competition.

                That's what I thought the author meant when I first read the quote.  Without reading it in context it's

                difficult to tell for sure what the author meant by "competition". Sounds like an interesting book though. 

                All the best,

                Karinda

                I agree, karinda, I think I came off a little too harsh in my critique, I didn't mean to be disrespectful to SSLotteryPlayer.

                I'm sorry, SSLotteryPlayer. I think I get a little crazy after watching the news sometimes, LOL.

                And it is an interesting book, I read it some time ago.

                All the best to you too, karinda and SS,

                Ridge


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke