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Gold thoughts

July 22nd, 2009 at 04:41 pm

"What if we saw gold for what it is?" he says meditatively. "Gold is pretty but virtually useless. Somebody decided it has worth, and everybody accepted this decision. The natives in the Americas thought Europeans were insane because of their lust for such a useless yellow substance."


Text is guy living in a cave and Link is
guy living in a cave

I don't begrudge him his cave, but living like a raven, on the discards of others, is hardly a Christian life. Though if it floats his boat, it certainly doesn't hurt me, so have at it.

The comment on Gold however I agree with. I see not use for the stuff, pretty occasionally, but is more trouble than it is worth. (really worth, not what some guy in a suit will pay for it.)

And BTW, I have never said 'I will just die without X'....Either women of ancient times were idiots, or the writers of history only remembered the idiots. "I'll die without Rapunzel lettuce", "I shall die without more gold, this gem, that life sent away".

I have read "I shall die if you don't' more times in the past week than I ever care to recall again - from Genesis and old fairy tales.

3 Responses to “Gold thoughts”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm! Very interesting character, either way.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Well, you know what the streets of heaven are paved with ... Big Grin Why would you want to wear construction materials on your neck/ears/finger? (that's how my dad put it at least when I wanted to get my ears pierced when I was 13.)

  3. princessperky Says:

    I love that line!

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