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Amazing World

Putting the financial crisis in perspective:

    When I read things like, “The foundations of capitalism are shattering,” I’m like, “Maybe we need that.” … Because everything is amazing right now, and nobody’s happy. … We live in an amazing, amazing world and it’s wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots that just don’t care. …
    I was on an airplane and there was high-speed internet on the airplane. That’s the newest thing that I know exists. And I’m sitting on the plane and they go, “Open up your laptop, you can go on the internet.” And it’s fast, I’m watching YouTube clips, it’s amazing—I’m in an airplane. And then it breaks down, and they apologize, “The internet’s not working.” And the guy next to me goes, “Pfff! This is bullshit.” Like how quickly the world owes him something he knew existed only ten seconds ago!

Comedian Louis C.K. on the Conan O’Brien show. Thanks to financial blog Infectious Greed for the tip.

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Comment from Viktor
Time: February 22, 2009, 05:34

Hello Eatbees,

I don’t think this has much in common with fastidiousness by latest hi-tech achievements, by having enough money on the account and taking these for granted (although really many people have such an attitude and I agree that they deserve a lesson).

This is is an example of an other psychological feature: some people simply need to complain. They need the feeling that the others are bad while they are good, often not being appreciated. They prove it themselves by complaining about really anything, wanting to say between lines that “if I had done the internet connection on the plane board, it would have worked” or at least “why someone’s trying to make internet connection aboard when he’s incapable”.

I can’t stand it. There are even people that don’t say anything else, just keep complaining.

I would say that it is unfotunately spread all over the world, not only in rich countries. On the other hand, I cannot imagine e.g. an Australian native to behave like this.

Hey incomers to this spot – does anyone have some – or no – experience? I wonder about reflections from different continents.

Viktor

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