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Old July 1 2013, 11:18 AM   #602
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Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas

Charles Phipps wrote: View Post
Social pressure, self-fulfillment, and/or opporunity for advancement.
What kind of advancement are we talking about, if there's no money involved ? Certainly not work conditions, because that can be solved by not working.

Charles Phipps wrote: View Post
Aren't internships usually done prior to actual paid work ?

Again, yes, SOME people do volunteer work or do stuff that doesn't get paid. It doesn't follow that they would do that 40 hours a week for 40 years. I think the number of people who would do that represent less than 2% of the population, in which case you have a problem, economically speaking.

Third Nacelle wrote: View Post
Just looking across this thread it's quite clear to me that a number of people would work for nothing, just to better themselves.
Be careful not to confuse what people claim they would do, and what they will actually do in the same situation.

Charles Phipps wrote: View Post
To offer a new subject: I dislike Roddenberry's feelings on religion disappearing in the future.
I don't. I feel religion is doomed, but not before a long time.
And that's my opinion.
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