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  •  Buying 'Friendship' might be another way to see (3+ / 0-)
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    debt which then leads to obligation- a nasty web IMHO

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    by roseeriter on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 03:17:40 AM PDT

    •  An unsolicited present is certainly (5+ / 0-)

      something to regard with some skepticism.  In German, the word "Gift" means poison.  
      However, there's a difference between assuming an obligation and having an obligation imposed.
      We often don't have parallel words for the difference between consent and coerce.  "Owe" and "own," for example, are not actually comparable.  Indeed, to own is often used to disguise that what one is owed (as a human being) is being withheld--i.e. respect.

      The ownership society is a scam to distract from the fact that the respect we are owed is being denied.  In a way, ownership is a sucker-play, like a pacifier.

      by hannah on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 04:17:48 AM PDT

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