Dale Hodgins here, the original poster of this thread. We seem to have redefined greed as wanting to control the earnings and resources created by others. By this definition, I don't support greed and all. The podcast also came out against such behavior. The idea of being consumed by jealousy and coveting what has not been earned is the more negative form of greed.
I can not disagree more with your support of greed. just listened to your podcast first time and feel. sad. I
have always lived what you call humbly. never bought a house once bought a new car a very small cheep one. all my clothes are second hand, and still have No extra money. don't go out to party, don'f gamble....
while i do hope to learn something here i find your talk sounds more than a bit arrogant....
xpatbob wrote:once bought a new car a very small cheep one
Brice Moss wrote:... except for tools if I had my way I would have huge barns full of millions of dollars worth of tools for me to play with my projects with.
Phil H wrote:
I have one of those. Well, not millions, but let's say tens of thousands. Unfortunately I have not been nearly greedy enough with my time, and thus have none to spare (take that, third ethic!). Doubly unfortunate is that my inner-hippy is now looking at my idle lathes and milling machines thinking "metal is so unsustainable - I gotta learn to build with bamboo!"
jack spirko wrote:Dale, ask Paul and he will tell you the following words are something I almost never say.
I am 100% completely in agreement with you on every word of what you just said.
Man that almost never happens if there was a smilie for standing applause here I would have inserted it for you.
nathan luedtke wrote:Dale- I enjoyed reading the back and forth between you and Jack Spirko. I'm a fan of both of you.
Have you considered being a guest on Jack's show? He has a guest submission form on his site but it is currently down- you should check back in a month and fill it out- remind him that he "agrees with 100% of what you said" and i'm sure he'd make time to schedule you for a podcast, and I don't recall him doing a show on deconstruction/recycling/building for a long time.
As for greed- you mention "unbridled greed" which is a condition I don't think you are afflicted by. Unbridled greed is Wolf of Wall Street stuff- you work within an ethical system, strive to be green, work in recycled materials. Your greed is plenty bridled. If your greed was actually unbridled, you'd be out with the rest of the developers making an absolute killing.
Jack Spirko said another thing once that stuck with me: "You deserve what you want."
Think about that.
Anything you want, you deserve that thing. Nobody has to give that thing to you, but if you can get it [hopefully ethically], you deserve to have it. So if you want a huge property, rooms to rent out and make more money, a huge fancy tour bus, etc etc; go get it. You're more ethical and "right-livelihood" than most of the yahoos out there, so be as greedy as you want. Hats off to you, Dale.
I do wonder if your "greed" question has anything to do with how you were raised- did you grow up poor/hungry? No offense intended but I often notice that people who have enlarged "greed glands" had some experiences growing up that caused them to desire higher levels of security than the "normals".