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Cheers kiwimaj yeah I have to say I agree with you about it being his intent from the start to make money, and everything else you said actually. Seems like he just decided to follow raw food as a funny way of doing it, and because there are lots of gullible under-carbed people who don't know what they're doing yet there that you can con with wuwu and linguistics and hippie-speak. I just like to give people the benefit of the doubt even if it seems that is the wrong thing to do. You never know who may see the light and come around.
As for Durian and Freelee, I hope they DO make millions with sponsorships and all kinds of stuff. There's nothing wrong with making money in my opinion and I don't think it's "noble" to be poor... it *can* be noble to be poor, or rich, really it has nothing to do with money and everything to do with the person. Durian and Freelee could make heaps of money and not give up a tiny bit of their principles - would it then be ok? Money doesn't need to be a temptation if you have strong solid principles, in fact money is a weak temptation for people who really know what principles mean and how valuable they are, and how crap you feel and are without them. I grew up in Aus and there is a big hang up there (that I experienced) esp among most middle and working class about having money, that if you have money you must somehow be greedy or got it in a bad way - and even if you didn't , that you don't immediately give it all away to people around you is considered bad form by some people. I think that's absurd. Nobody owes their life or living to anyone else. If it's honestly gained, all power to you why should we begrudge anyone else their honest success. I think that's a bad thing - begrudging someone their success - what kind of society is that? Then we secretly relish the downfall of the strong, like the haters who jumped to celebrate and revel in the cancelling of Durianriders channel.
In fact, the money that Durianrider already makes off his channel makes him a stinking rich millionaire success story where I'm living. Is that a bad thing? Of course not! It's damn good! I wish truly in my heart he would have more than enough money pouring out his ears for one thing he deserves it for another there's everything right with having wealthy *normal* people in the world, instead pedophile oil CEO's and so on...! but aside from that I know he would do tremendous good with it. He would use it to help people spread the word and so on, and it's not that he would need to that to justify his existence, but it's just his nature.
good posts mike on many things !
also hope durianrider and freelee rake in all the coin they want and need
i personally love making money
"The man who lusts for money is adversary to the man who lusts for harmony."
So true I think. At my work place; some people are obsessed with working disgusting amounts of overtime to rake in merely a quarter more than their average paycheck. Meanwhile their kids grow up being raised only by mom or Power Rangers. :P
The point is I think that it's not the money that is the issue, it's the person.
Thx for the informative interview. Good speech from Mr. Monarch!