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Old 05-26-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
I would say that passing on to a succeeding generation what you know is worthy of sharing. I once worked at a machine shop that had a very good apprenticeship program in which the master toolmakers taught the apprentices the skills necessary for tool and die work. It was a way for the business to keep and promote the institutional experience and knowledge necessary for prolonged success.

However, it's more than good business. I believe it is my number one duty as a man to pass my knowledge and skills on to my children or someone else's children if they want to learn them.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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I would say that passing on to a succeeding generation what you know is worthy of sharing. I once worked at a machine shop that had a very good apprenticeship program in which the master toolmakers taught the apprentices the skills necessary for tool and die work. It was a way for the business to keep and promote the institutional experience and knowledge necessary for prolonged success.

However, it's more than good business. I believe it is my number one duty as a man to pass my knowledge and skills on to my children or someone else's children if they want to learn them.
Outstanding reply!

I agree 100%!
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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I would say that passing on to a succeeding generation what you know is worthy of sharing. I once worked at a machine shop that had a very good apprenticeship program in which the master toolmakers taught the apprentices the skills necessary for tool and die work. It was a way for the business to keep and promote the institutional experience and knowledge necessary for prolonged success.

However, it's more than good business. I believe it is my number one duty as a man to pass my knowledge and skills on to my children or someone else's children if they want to learn them.
Yes, very good post. My grandfather died not showing any of us his trade even though we wanted to learn.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
No they do not. I worked hard to get good at that skill. If they want to get the same skill put in the work and they will get it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
I would never let anyone make me feel guilty about anything I accomplish. Plus, I always share what ever I can with good friends and family. For instance, if I ever became a best selling author or something of the kind, and had millions of dollars, I do think my immediate family is entitled to my good fortune. I have no problem with that at all. Because I know they'd do the same for me. Well, except for my Dad. LOL! He always teases us and says if he wins the lottery he'd move over the "divide" and we'd never see him again. I'm like, "promise?"
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Compulsory labor for the benefit of another is slavery.
Government imposed compulsory labor for the benefit of another is called socialism.
I call it slavery, whether part - time or full - time.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Is any ENTITLED to the fruits of my labor? Only my husband and children.

Do I willing share? yes
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
Sure. How many people have developed a talent or skill entirely on their own, with no one's help? What about the other factors that made it possible for you to have labor from which to have "fruits"? Did you create that job which you became good at? Did you make those machines and tools yourself? And what of the consumer who, without their demand for the job you're doing, would make your skill worthless.

Like it or not you are a part of a greater system, you're a cog in the machine, and you should be humbled and grateful that such a system created an opportunity for you to become skillful, successful, and to earn a living. There's no such thing as a "self-made man".
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Under any circumstances?

Suppose you have a talent or skill for a certain job and you become very successful.

Does anyone have a right to make you feel guilty for not sharing?
If you have a family to support, then your family is entitled to the fruits of your labor .... and money ! They need it to survive and they count on it. I suppose the IRS is entitled to SOME of your earnings too...but it shouldnt be anywhere near as how much they clip you for IF the Government were self sufficient and not grossly irresponsible financially. The only other person I can think of whos entitled to a portion of your income is The Lord ... since everything belongs to him in any case and his work is necessary to perpetuate in a lost world of people.
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