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Bikerdad
post Mar 11 2016, 06:48 AM
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A simple question:

If you could, would you swap places with John D. Rockefeller in 1893?

You get all his wealth, but you don't get to apply any knowledge you have.
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post Mar 11 2016, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(Bikerdad @ Mar 11 2016, 02:48 AM) *
A simple question:

If you could, would you swap places with John D. Rockefeller in 1893?

You get all his wealth, but you don't get to apply any knowledge you have.

Not a chance. I'd be a wealthy vegetable with the horrible karma of sending a guy in his mid-fifties into the modern world, no marketable skills, too young to retire and too old to be hired.

I'd leave it as is. Rockefeller created a monopoly and gave away lots of money. Later family members seemed to have done well holding onto the wealth. Whatever bad things they have to atone for are their business, and I refuse to upset their apple cart just because of easy money, which would mean nothing to me because that takes the application of knowledge.

Nope, I'll remain here with full use of my knowledge, not much money, but enough to get by. I'll stick with my writing gigs and projects, and let the Bill Gates's of the world spend their money in ways that help the world become a better place. Or not, up to them.
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