Would you sell out?

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  1. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Would you drop your ideals and beliefs and become some raging TV host where you fight against everything you love and trust in, knowingly convincing thousands if not millions to believe your illogical line of reasoning and false beliefs just for a few hundred thousand a year?

    Would you do it? Would you regret it?

    I would, of course (if you have any idea who I am), but I would deeply regret it later. I try so hard to help people live a better life and unknowingly misleading people hurts me enough as it is. I don't know if I could live with myself without complete abandonment of my real self for a few days to forgive myself. But you gotta make money somehow.
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You don't need to give up your ideals just to earn money, there's way that you can work and still be well within your values. All you need do is find the right job that is available , there's millions of them out there. Why must anyone give up what the believe in order to survive in this world? As an example you don't need to practice your religious views if you are a dentist, surgeon or optometrist to those who you are helping ...do you?
     
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  5. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    oh hell no.
     
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  7. domesticated om Stickler for details Valued Senior Member

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    I just pictured a bunch of execs walking up to me and asking if I wanted to host "America's Funniest Home Videos".

    Boy..... that's a difficult one, but I could see myself selling out.
     
  8. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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    The problem with selling out, or become a raging tv-host, is that it's a big decision that you need to talk to your mommy and daddy about first, so that they are prepared for people tenting on their lawn.
     
  9. superstring01 Moderator

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    I have a price. EVERYBODY has a price. It's the currency and the quantity of currency that is in dispute.

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  10. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    i don't have a price.
     
  11. superstring01 Moderator

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    Sure you do.

    As I said, it's the coin (or currency) that matters.

    What if I held a gun to your head? Your loved ones' heads? You'd buckle. That would be the "coin".

    The offer of--say--5 billion dollars, to go on TV and rant about something you believe in, would change any mind. And you'd be a fool to refuse. The biggest reason is all the good you could do afterwards.

    People make a lot of bold, ideological statements which sound good, but when circumstances arise, few people refuse a savory offer.

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  12. Bebelina kospla.com Valued Senior Member

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    Greed is a dangerous thing. It makes people do crazy stuff.
     
  13. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    to make me say, denounce my faith, blaspheme, lie? no i wouldn't buckle.

    i thought the op meant getting paid to lie...to rant about something you really didn't believe in.

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    i would. i'm not saying it wouldn't be difficult or painful, but if jesus can do it, so can i.
     
  14. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously the attributed quote still holds some value. You can have any belief you wish which might make you a fool. To suggest you can convert the rest of the world to also be foolish, just proves how much of a fool you are.
     
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  15. Mr MacGillivray Banned Banned

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    Of course. I am a modern man.
     
  16. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    I like this.

    What an odd take on what currency really means by the way. How fun.
     
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  18. SilentLi89 Registered Senior Member

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    Yep, I would have no issue with doing that. To loosely quote the rap artist and music producer Too $hort: I don't actually believe half the sh*t I rap about. A TV persona does not have to represent you. You can preach against abortion all day and donate money to Planned Parenthood by night or vice versa depending on the time of your show.

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  19. Cowboy My Aim Is True Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't sell out.

    If I was an actor, I'd have no objection to portraying characters whose values are different than my own for the sake of "art". But I couldn't be a political cheerleader for views I disliked. I wouldn't even make an overtly political movie if I didn't support the message.
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    So you would take on a roll of a child molester that gets away with abusing children and killing them? :shrug:
     

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