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flesh


Sep 3, 2011, 11:05 AM
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haha, the author of think and grow rich, his family just barely released a book he wrote in the 30's during the great depression.

It was never published because his family thought it would be controversial because he supposedly interviews the devil one on one. By becoming a "thinker" which only 2% of the population is, he forces the devil to answer his questions and the devil obliges because he believes that if Napoleon was to actually publish what the devil says, Napoleon's reputation and career would be over.


It was just released.

In it the devil tells him that the entitlements (this is in the 30's) given to folks and the growing part of government in everyday life is one of the devil's best tricks that he uses to cause 98% of the population to "drift" and therefore stop thinking. The devil says that when bellies are made full the minds of men are caused to "drift" away and they willingly fall prey to propaganda. Whereas, if they we're hungry they would think for themselves and therefore be part of the 2% who are not controlled by the devil.

The books main objective is to show how the devil holds people back from discovering their "other self", the version of themselves not controlled by fear and proganda, their fully actualized self I guess you could say. It's an interesting read considering the back story and that it was written during difficult economic times.


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I wish people would stop thinking that god and/or the devil actually give a shit about America.


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Pathetic


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veganclimber wrote:
I wish people would stop thinking that about god and/or the devil actually give a shit about America.


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squierbypetzl wrote:
veganclimber wrote:
I wish people would stop thinking that about god and/or the devil actually give a shit about America.

You ask too much.


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flesh wrote:
haha, the author of think and grow rich, his family just barely released a book he wrote in the 30's during the great depression.

It was never published because his family thought it would be controversial because he supposedly interviews the devil one on one. By becoming a "thinker" which only 2% of the population is, he forces the devil to answer his questions and the devil obliges because he believes that if Napoleon was to actually publish what the devil says, Napoleon's reputation and career would be over.


It was just released.

In it the devil tells him that the entitlements (this is in the 30's) given to folks and the growing part of government in everyday life is one of the devil's best tricks that he uses to cause 98% of the population to "drift" and therefore stop thinking. The devil says that when bellies are made full the minds of men are caused to "drift" away and they willingly fall prey to propaganda. Whereas, if they we're hungry they would think for themselves and therefore be part of the 2% who are not controlled by the devil.

The books main objective is to show how the devil holds people back from discovering their "other self", the version of themselves not controlled by fear and proganda, their fully actualized self I guess you could say. It's an interesting read considering the back story and that it was written during difficult economic times.

A better book from the period is "The Thin Man".


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flesh wrote:
haha, the author of think and grow rich, his family just barely released a book he wrote in the 30's during the great depression.

It was never published because his family thought it would be controversial because he supposedly interviews the devil one on one. By becoming a "thinker" which only 2% of the population is, he forces the devil to answer his questions and the devil obliges because he believes that if Napoleon was to actually publish what the devil says, Napoleon's reputation and career would be over.


It was just released.

In it the devil tells him that the entitlements (this is in the 30's) given to folks and the growing part of government in everyday life is one of the devil's best tricks that he uses to cause 98% of the population to "drift" and therefore stop thinking. The devil says that when bellies are made full the minds of men are caused to "drift" away and they willingly fall prey to propaganda. Whereas, if they we're hungry they would think for themselves and therefore be part of the 2% who are not controlled by the devil.

The books main objective is to show how the devil holds people back from discovering their "other self", the version of themselves not controlled by fear and proganda, their fully actualized self I guess you could say. It's an interesting read considering the back story and that it was written during difficult economic times.


Randian bullshit. Next.


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dr_feelgood wrote:

Randian bullshit. Next.

Since I'm no Randian scholar, is there something in the philosophy about big failures? (see movies, Rand)


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Sep 7, 2011, 2:34 PM
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His other book is one of the most influential sales books ever written. The new release is just a sign that the themes argued then are still argued now. Plus ša change. Along that line, I read a quote somewhere:

"When you're borrowing from Peter to pay Paul, you can pretty much always count on Paul's support".


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