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tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
which is more admirable? a person who is constantly seeking out knowledge or in the pursuit of something greater albeit in vain or a person who knows exactly how he benefits society and does what he's best at because he's self-aware (this could range from being a garbage man to a doctor)
Posted: June 2018 Permalink

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chema Level 69 Windia Priest See what games, anime & art chema is intoChema
Porque no los dos?
Jun 27 2018
tiesandbowties Level 50 Broa Assassin
@chema: well in a perfect world, you can do both but logistically it doesn't work like that. a person who works 40 hours a week to support his family of four has little means or desire, let alone time, to devout to greater pursuits in life. i would say there could be overlap for instance if your line of work deals with medical or scientific engineering or research (even then, it's either you make money in your field or you use your time for purely research) but for the most part, they're very much mutually exclusive
Jun 29 2018
nashi Level 205 Broa Bishop Zettai Guild
either or, you can't really say one is better than the other and should happen exclusively. Both are needed. Those that support society and those that try to get it further. I admire any person that's out to achieve good regardless of how or of what kind.
Jul 12 2018
capnmurica Level 33 Bera Cleric
porky no fry rie?
Jul 12 2018
ihadsomething4t Level 32 Scania Fighter
I find it weird to ask questions with valuation like this. It's impossible to predict the fruits of someone pursuing knowledge. If they get lucky or creative enough, they may have more impact than someone who has a more readily apparent role to play in society. It seems weird to say that the pursuer of knowledge is more valuable if and only if they succeed.
Jul 16 2018
trapstar Level 60 Scania Fighter
Persons seeking out knowledge in pursuit of some great good tend to be pre-occupied by their own glory. Like, they know more than this person, but don't bother to contribute toward helping any cause. Unless they intend to share and teach the wisdom of their welfare. Otherwise you have someone like Donald Trump who believes he is smart but is actually in vain.

Persons who benefits from society doing what he does best because he is self-aware is living their own life in a way that is self-fulfilling which in a sense is admirable because their effort must then show. This is much like performers who do what they love and we are amazed and inspired. It helps others realize what is possible as opposed to the latter.

Nashi is right though, we do need both. If we didn't have Trump as President right now, there would be no evidence of how foolish people can be despite whatever title they claim. At the end of the day, it all comes down to how each of those persons treat another. How they lead their lives is really up to them and opinions are only what you want to make of it.

That's just my 2 cents.
Jul 20 2018

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