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494 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

Isn`t a philanthropist just a person in their waning years of life who gives away in public the fortune they stole in private?

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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 2:19:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt it.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/2/06 - 2:21:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, usually they are "old money" who inherited their fortune, but then want their children to work for it (even though they didn't).
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 8/4/06 - 3:33:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Boy, I don't think so at all. Not everyone who has money has stolen it, and if you're lucky enough to come into money, it feels good to give it to others.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 4:29:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds like the stereotypical bitter poor person version of how rich people get that way.

No, that's not what a philanthropist is.

13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 4:39:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. And why "isn't" instead of "is"? Naughty leading questions.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 8/24/06 - 4:41:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I wanna be one in forty years, gladly!
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 9/6/06 - 4:11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats is way over generalized. maybe some but no the whole spirit of philanthropy is generous and rightious
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 9/13/06 - 4:29:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Someone obviously doesn't like wealthy people. Pretty bitter huh?
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 9/13/06 - 4:31:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
YES. You all who say no are idiots. Bill Gate is NOT a nice man.
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 10/6/06 - 1:32:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
what a cynical negative view you have there falconwing!
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 1/16/07 - 8:44:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, it's not. A philanthropist is a person who wants to help other people by helping them financially. It doesn't matter where the money came from. The only thing that matters is where their money is going to end up.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 1/29/07 - 9:40:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
This is a leading question.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 1/29/07 - 10:10:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
13 yrs ago - Wednesday 3/14/07 - 1:02:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Isn't a cynic someone who assumes the good deeds of others are selfish and insincere?
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 10/16/07 - 11:04:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not necessarily. Obviously, people can get rich honestly, and there's nothing stopping those people from donating money to others.
12 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 10/18/07 - 1:19:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just one name which springs to mind is Bill Gates. He's not old, didn't steal his money and is one generous philanthropist. You should tar them all with the same brush.

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