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How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Feb 01, 2014 at 12:06 UTC ( #1072962=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?

None
[bar] 77/16%
None, but I'd pay someone else to visit for me
[bar] 33/7%
Less than I do now, but I'd visit occasionally
[bar] 63/13%
About the same as I do now
[bar] 135/29%
More than I do now
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471 total votes
Comment on How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by tobyink (Abbot) on Feb 01, 2014 at 12:51 UTC

    Why do you assume we're not already very wealthy?

    use Moops; class Cow :rw { has name => (default => 'Ermintrude') }; say Cow->new->name
      I loved that answer. :-)

      Exactly! We all have a Pecunious Extraordinary Rich Life!

      "Why..."

      Because we still hang around in this dungeon of despair?

      Regards, Karl

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by choroba (Abbot) on Feb 01, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
    I can't spend more. I already spend all my time here.
    لսႽ† ᥲᥒ⚪⟊Ⴙᘓᖇ Ꮅᘓᖇ⎱ Ⴙᥲ𝇋ƙᘓᖇ
Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by vitoco (Friar) on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:05 UTC

    I'd came just for fun (as a hobby), not for work (to request for help to understand some strange behavior of a script/package).

Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:24 UTC

    I use perl primarily at work. Though I do some projects at home in it as well. I imagine if I hit the current powerball lottery ($215,000,000 right now) I'd be too busy jet-setting around the globe to spend much time here.

    But, let's face it. That's not gonna happen!

Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 03, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by Boldra (Deacon) on Feb 05, 2014 at 12:40 UTC

    Assuming wealth freed me up to do more of what I want to do (BIG assumption), I would probably come here more often. I already write Perl for my job, but I do a lot of other things for my job too, and I spend less time coding than I'd like.

    Sadly, my reading suggests that if I were really to become very wealthy, I would end up spending more time worrying about what my money was doing, and actually have less time to do things I enjoy.



    - Boldra
Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by jellisii2 (Friar) on Feb 06, 2014 at 16:05 UTC
    While most of you are very fine and intelligent people, and I enjoy the banter, there are far too many wonderful pieces of asphalt in this world that must be explored with a suitably appointed vehicle.

    I won't say that I wouldn't write some middleware to get data from various devices (gps, vehicle monitoring, etc) to keep a record of things though. :D

Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by marinersk (Chaplain) on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:36 UTC

    While most of you are very fine and intelligent people, and I enjoy the banter, there are far too many wonderful expanses of saltwater in this world that must be explored with a suitably appointed vehicle.

    Most of my catch-up sessions would happen when in port.

    I won't say that I wouldn't invest in a satellite uplink to use whilst at sea though. :D

Re: How much time would you spend in the Monastery if you became very wealthy?
by wjw (Deacon) on Feb 11, 2014 at 08:28 UTC
    So, I am really wealthy all of a sudden...

    Wealth attracts undesirable attention(or so I assume). Attention is not what I desire. Nor would I want to give up my newly attained wealth to avoid attention. What better place than here at the monastery to spend ones time? No one here would know that I am wealthy, yet I would have time to do what I really like: learn Perl.

    I suppose that I would spend equal amounts of time here in virtual space and on my farm in meat space. Those are the two places where wealth (or lack thereof) really don't matter, and where no one would be the wiser.

    Nice to think about... . One thing though, there is an old anecdote about a farmer who wins the lottery.

    He was asked; "what are you going to do now?".

    He responded; "Keep on farming til its gone I guess.... ".

    I reckon so ...

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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