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  •  If people are to be generous, somebody has (4+ / 0-)

    to be willing to accept gifts. "It is better to give than to receive," because being a recipient is hard. We do not appreciate the recipients of our benificense enough.
    If there is no-one to take and eat our surplus, it will all go to waste (rodents, rot, rust, mold). That means whatever effort we put into creating, producing and distributing goods is for naught.
    Society is an AC, not a DC, system. We alternate: daily, yearly, over a lifetime. Of course, that perception is only available to people with a linear sense of time and the ability to perceive reciprocal/alternating action. Many of our ball games teach taking turns. Some sports teach destruction, but on a temporary basis. "Creative destruction" is a notion invented by people who don't know how to create and just hope someone will come along to fix what they break.
    Anyway, the core is volition. It makes all the difference whether an organism is willing or coerced.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:33:28 AM PST

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