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Why don't we have thought-provoking intelligent threads like this?

Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:39 am
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Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:41 am
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maybe there is no one intelligent here? apart from Eva that is ?
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Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:42 am
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maybe there is no one intelligent here? apart from Eva that is ?
Fair point.
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Fair point.
so that's the end of that then
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I like sexually provocative threads more...
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I think it's because the ME is very materialistic and if you started a thread like this you'd get the p* taken out of you - so many people here are into big cars, big houses, overly expensive lunches, designer clothes, blah blah. And to suggest a simple life on a beach in a hut you'd be seen as being a bit of a nutter - after all, why live on a hut on a beach with no financial commitments, when you can live in a big f*** you villa, drive a 'get out of my way' car, etc. and be bogged down with huge debt ?

Stepping out of the box is extremely scarey - and a bit Good Life'ish - difficult to do when you have kids to put through school and uni.

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I think it's because the ME is very materialistic and if you started a thread like this you'd get the p* taken out of you - so many people here are into big cars, big houses, overly expensive lunches, designer clothes, blah blah. And to suggest a simple life on a beach in a hut you'd be seen as being a bit of a nutter - after all, why live on a hut on a beach with no financial commitments, when you can live in a big f*** you villa, drive a 'get out of my way' car, etc. and be bogged down with huge debt ?

Stepping out of the box is extremely scarey - and a bit Good Life'ish - difficult to do when you have kids to put through school and uni.

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Good points............ but I have to admit I found myself admiring the attitude of some of those posters.
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Dubai + altruism
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Dubai + altruism
You ever pass through here???
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You ever pass through here???
I'm working my way down through the scale of plastic cities. I've only got as far as Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by Lord Lionheart View Post
Dubai + altruism
What are you talking about?

That thread has nothing to do with Dubai (it's from another forum).

And nothing to do with altruism.

Apart from that, your comment was relevant, topical and added some gravitas to the discussion.
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What are you talking about?

That thread has nothing to do with Dubai (it's from another forum).

And nothing to do with altruism.

Apart from that, your comment was relevant, topical and added some gravitas to the discussion.
Just trying to turn it into a thought provoking thread, am I close yet?
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Just trying to turn it into a thought provoking thread, am I close yet?
You're certainly provoking one or two thoughts in me............
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I admire their views too - in fact would love to be able to step off the conveyor belt, and will eventually . . . . Will end up in a small house we are restoring in Cyprus, living on salad, halloumi and wine. But that has to wait until the kids have finished school and uni unfortunately. Only another 8 years to go . . . . . Then we are out of here.

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You're certainly provoking one or two thoughts in me............
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