Speculation: What if the Ferengi are the most compassionate and generous race in the galaxy?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Peter Quinn, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. kkt

    kkt Commodore Commodore

    Aug 3, 2014
    So when a Ferengi dies he bids for his next life... does that latinum end up benefitting Ferengi society in general, so that even Ferengi who come from modest backgrounds have a chance at becoming a success?
  2. Peter Quinn

    Peter Quinn Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2021
    My understanding of this is as follows.
    I thought that Ferengi value profit above all else. After a Ferengi dies, the profit that he earned in life can be used to buy his place in heaven. The profit is not physical latinum. It is more like he Buddhist idea of good Karma.

    As for the wealth that a Ferengi has accumulated in his life, it goes to his brother. This is a good incentive for Ferengi to spend their wealth before they die.
  3. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    Danny Street
    Okay, a couple of things. First, please consolidate your responses into one post, using the multi-quote function (like I have here), instead of posting 3 times in a row.

    Second, please don't post the same thing multiple times.

    Both could be considered spamming if done repeatedly.

  4. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

    Mar 21, 2017
    I think they only value one's personal wealth and not what impact each person has on their society.

  5. Peter Quinn

    Peter Quinn Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2021
    OK. I understand. I’ll do that from now on.
  6. Peter Quinn

    Peter Quinn Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 2, 2021
    But they do believe in the Great Material Continuum which is a sort of spiritual “invisible hand” that turns greed into social good.
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  7. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    In the 32nd Century
    Alright, you are still new. Our weary mod just asked you not to do multiple posts in a row. as shown below...

    Good ol' Digits meant to say that we shouldn't be doing this. All you need to do is click on the quote button [​IMG] , you can click it on two or more posts, then click on this [​IMG] in order to respond to two or more posts...:bolian:
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  8. Sisko_is_my_captain

    Sisko_is_my_captain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 9, 2002
    Quark: "Good men don't need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many."
  9. Ferengi Prime 5

    Ferengi Prime 5 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 27, 2020
    Central Florida
    In many societies women teach the values , culture , of their society to the young...
  10. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 22, 2019
    0001 Cemetery Lane

    Hmm, my twitter account has has been curiously cut off. :brickwall: :guffaw:
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  11. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 4, 2003
    There's a lot of that going around, I hear.