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May. 22nd, 2003

One thing about Star Trek has been making more and more sense to me lately. Gene Roddenberry says that in the future, people won't need money anymore. They'll get what they need, they'll be comfortable, and nobody will have to go without so someone else can have too much. Yeah, I know, we have a LONG way to go (and I'm pretty sure we'll never get to the point) where we don't need money, but it's still nice to hope that people like Paul Allen, who has $20 billion, two 747s, and multiple homes around the world just because he was in the right place at the right time, will be wiped out of existence. I'm not jealous of him, I just wonder why the heck does someone think they need 2 jets, especially when they could be spending all that money on helping people who need food or medical attention or something of the like. It's frustrating for some reason this morning to think about that sort of thing. Grr.

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solteronita
May. 22nd, 2003 11:03 am (UTC)
"I just wonder why the heck does someone think they need 2 jets, especially when they could be spending all that money on helping people who need food or medical attention or something of the like."

I agree, but keep in mind that there are people all over the world wondering the same thing about the typical American with a car or two or three, a DVD player, two computers per household, a few televisions, phones, enough clothes to wear something different for a few weeks straight, etc.
rivulet
May. 22nd, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)
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That's true - I'd say that if I were rich enough I'd give some money to people, but I'm just barely scraping by as it is. But then again, I spend an entire paycheck a month, $600, towards rent and utilities and a car payment, which, while it's expensive, also is a lot more stuff to have than even some people I know own.

Wow, that was scary sentence structure. Heh