I don't think Musk strived to become rich, his ambitions made him so.

Seven Social Sins is a list that Gandhi published in his weekly newspaper Young India on October 22, 1925. Later he gave this same list to his grandson, Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper on their final day together shortly before his assassination. The Seven Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Religion without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.

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@twotwenty Given the history of religion , maybe a little less sacrifice wouldn't be a bad thing.

@Auster I suppose we should consider what he meant by sacrifice which I think he meant more like self sacrifice of time and wealth rather then sacrificing civilians.

War tends to be by elites who don't want to sacrifice their own power and are willing to sacrifice others.

@twotwenty How do you sacrifice time and wealth to religion?

@twotwenty Very few actually strive for wealth directly. What Musk wants is power, and wealth is both a cause and consequence of that.


I would argue that the ultra rich is filled with alot of inheritance and that the manager class, banking class, have many money lovers over other practical fields like military & engineering.

most self made billionaires are probably driven for money and power and the the practical fields secondary.. definately some mixture (not much is truly digital except interpretation)

and even fewer are driven by engineering and physics pursuits that require power and business to progress.

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