The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.

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Since: Jan 11

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#1 Feb 20, 2011
Comments and examples please. This sounds nice, but is it true?

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#2 Feb 20, 2011
He who has the most by definition needs the least. They are both the same person.
Truth Detective

York, NE

#3 Feb 21, 2011
Isn't freedom defined as having nothing left to lose, though?

Trust in God, and love one another. Give it try.
Manny

Cozad, NE

#4 Feb 21, 2011
Truth Detective wrote:
Isn't freedom defined as having nothing left to lose, though?
Trust in God, and love one another. Give it try.
Bobby Magee?
Taco

Rock Port, MO

#5 Feb 24, 2011
Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose !!
Rock on Manny !!!

Since: Mar 11

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#6 Mar 1, 2011
Taco wrote:
Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose !!
Rock on Manny !!!
Rock On Evil Empire. Satan loves baby grease.
the cuban

United States

#7 Mar 1, 2011
It means that to be happy in life you must be content with what you have, because you could have a lot and not be happy , look around at the rich and famous they sometime have more problems in this life that the majority of us. That are happy yet have very little. To summarize happiness is not based on your material possession but your spiritual level . And your closeness to our only Lord and saver Jesus Christ .

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#8 Mar 1, 2011
the cuban wrote:
It means that to be happy in life you must be content with what you have, because you could have a lot and not be happy , look around at the rich and famous they sometime have more problems in this life that the majority of us. That are happy yet have very little. To summarize happiness is not based on your material possession but your spiritual level . And your closeness to our only Lord and saver Jesus Christ .
Nonsense. And this is not a religious forum, so cut it out.
the cuban

United States

#10 Mar 3, 2011
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
He who has the most by definition needs the least. They are both the same person.
This is nonsense, Doctor nonsense, apart the religion, its about ambitions and of people that nothing in life is ever enough, and how a person could live a good life with very little, the essential to be exact, ask your self, cut it all out, what do you realy need to live.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#12 Mar 4, 2011
the cuban wrote:
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This is nonsense, Doctor nonsense, apart the religion, its about ambitions and of people that nothing in life is ever enough, and how a person could live a good life with very little, the essential to be exact, ask your self, cut it all out, what do you realy need to live.
Where the hell did you go to school? Non Sequitur High?
the cuban

United States

#13 Mar 5, 2011
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
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Where the hell did you go to school? Non Sequitur High?


You should know, your mom was there with me, she never told you who your real daddy is, lol
the cuban

United States

#14 Mar 5, 2011
Michelle Orangutan wrote:
<quoted text>Still shagging homeless "meat", Kevin?


Kevin homeless meat lover, I knew there was something wrong with that boy
Dave from N Ireland

UK

#16 Mar 30, 2011
By the word 'richest' we mean rich in happiness. By adding a few words to this statement we can see what it means:
The richest man (in happiness) is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least (to be happy).
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Here is an example:
You could be the wealthiest man in the world but be discontent, wishing you had more. You could be a shepherd on a middle eastern hillside and live blissfully with your wife and children, not wishing for anything in the world more than you already had.
It is likely , that the wealthiest man in the world is an immensely ambitious man who could never be happy as a shepherd on a hillside. It is perhaps even true that he is as happy as the shepherd when fulfilling his financial or commercial targets. The difference lies in action. The shepherd is content for the majority of his day - he enjoys his job, his family, his home, his simple food and drink etc and wishes for nothing more. The wealthiest man in the world, because he can afford the best of the best, will expect the best of the best every time, and so be angry or disappointed any time this quality falls short.
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In answer to a previous post, he who has the most does not, by definition, need the least as there is no specification of a maximum. For example if we assume that to own a 100ml jug of water was as rich as anyone could get, then the man who has 100ml of water in his jug has the most and needs the least (to fill his jug). As it is there is no particularity mentioned and we can treat the statement philosophically.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#17 Mar 30, 2011
This is just a silly premise to begin with. There are rich people, and there are poor people. Some in both categories are happy, and some are not. Your statement that the person who needs the least to be happy does not apply to everyone. I'm quite sure there are rich people in the world who live quite simply (Warren Buffet comes to mind). This romanticised idea that some Bedoin somewhere is completely happy because he lives a simple life is fine, but does not apply to all of them. Many of them could be absolutely miserable. Your reference to the jug of water is self-defeating, because the person with the 100ml jug of water will now be satisfied with nothing less and will not be happy unless he maintains that level of wealth. Why are we even having this discussion??? It's preposterous.
Bobby

Brampton, Canada

#20 Sep 8, 2011
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
He who has the most by definition needs the least. They are both the same person.
wrong....
Just because you have the most doesn't mean you need the least. You could have tons and still want more.
I HAVE ALL THE MONEY. So? Doesn't mean a thing. You may use it all, need it all, etc. WANT MORE. Understand the quote first.

Since: Nov 07

Auburn, Nebraska

#21 Sep 9, 2011
Bobby wrote:
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wrong....
Just because you have the most doesn't mean you need the least. You could have tons and still want more.
I HAVE ALL THE MONEY. So? Doesn't mean a thing. You may use it all, need it all, etc. WANT MORE. Understand the quote first.
As the man said, "Wantin' ain't needin'" Maybe it's YOU who didn't understand the quote.
bpiddy

Portland, OR

#22 Apr 12, 2012
The Common Sense Doctor wrote:
He who has the most by definition needs the least. They are both the same person.
The reason I think you're missing the point of the quote is that you're thinking entirely in materialistic terms, where the intent is philosophical.

All it's saying is that people content with what they have are more fulfilled in their lives than those who aren't, regardless of monetary wealth.
coupons

Lincoln, NE

#23 Apr 14, 2012
bpiddy wrote:
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The reason I think you're missing the point of the quote is that you're thinking entirely in materialistic terms, where the intent is philosophical.
All it's saying is that people content with what they have are more fulfilled in their lives than those who aren't, regardless of monetary wealth.
In other words, this Criminal organization wants their money so they can continue to fund their crimes. People: Stop compiling with these gangsta’s. Stop filing. Practice non-violent non-cooperation. Check out marcstevens.net If you want ways to fight these guys.
four thousand

Lincoln, NE

#24 Apr 14, 2012
It‘s easy to be liberal with other people’s money.

Supposedly, when Barack was about seven years old he asked two of his Indonesian friends what they’d rather be when they grew up: a businessman, a soldier or a king.
After they each answered, Barack said,
“When I grow up, I want to be King. Soldiers will protect me & people will make things for me.

True or not? Don’t know. But, that seems to be his, and many in Hollywood’s idea of liberty;
That they are at liberty to do as they please, while they dictate to others right & wrong, etc.

OWS and the like have the audacity
to occupy and demand what is not theirs.
They particpate in Obama’s ideology; social justice and redistribution.

>… while he & his Mrs. preach & smile & hug every-lil-body.

Darn it! Have to change my shirt; (cough),…just yipped a little.
appointed

Lincoln, NE

#25 Apr 14, 2012
This does not actually surprise me. If you remember, Obama was having a difficult time when he first got in office finding people to fill positions that were paying taxes. Maybe that is why he started appointing czars since they were not given the once over by the Senate!

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