Originally Posted by CrashSerious
Glad to see you back. Hope all is well now.
I don't disagree with your thinking, but there is one difference. You've thought through your choice (I gather) and are prepared to take what that means. A lot of these folks really just want something for nothing.
I'm back in a kind of way, still miss the energy to invest in real PS3 things (haven't played a game in 6 weeks and my progskeet is somewhere but I don't want to search for it...) but thanks for asking
Problem with this kind of things is just like with hacking. We "legal" hackers do it for getting Linux back on our
PS3's (for example) and others (ab)use this hard work for free gamez. That is live, if you have success others steal your success for their own benefits.
I and my family have worked hard for what we have and benefit from now. It is nice to retire on the age of 43
Thing is it was all earned before we got Europe, back in the early '90's. Within the economy we have now it wouldn't be possible. The competition of big companies is killing for almost everyone now. I don't like that, to much power to a few companies making other smaller companies impossible. I am more a Yin Yang thinker, there must be a kind of balance in everything. Can't find the balance in the world we have today. Normal greed is good and even healthy, extreme greed is wrong balance for me, making it not good.
Earning a million because of hard work gets my respect, earning millions by re-organizing and fire lots of people to make share-holders happy is just criminal. and that is what executives do today. Come in, get big money, fire people with contracts, hire new people on short term base, get a big 7-figure bonus for their "job" and leave. That is the world today in my vision