[2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

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[2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby P1h3r1e3d13 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:55 pm

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=3999

Is it just me, or were a couple of those “GDP”s supposed to be “RDH”s?
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby j. » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:41 pm

yeah, does not make a lot of sense as it stands. comic drawn while sleepy?
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby NoUserName » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:54 am

Weirdest. Comic. Lately.
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby NoUserName » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:04 am

Is it just me, or were a couple of those “GDP”s supposed to be “RDH”s?

2 instances exist after RDH defined:
1.) "GDP is falling" "I am willing to do anything to make it seem otherwise" "Bless You"
GDP intended -> Politician allowing implementation of RDH system
2.) "Not that it matters but... GDP has quadrupled this year."
Scientist reviewing irrelevant data. All is RDH vs Fred related. GDP was a biproduct of RDH vs. Fred.
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby Trope » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:23 am

Fun fact: Buhtan actually measures gross happiness product instead of GPD http://www.grossnationalhappiness.com/
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby hareandtheadder » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:48 am

Ha! I feel like you read the thing I sent you last week. But if you did, you may have missed part of the point: EVERYBODY is Weird Fred to SOMEone. We do make ourselves more valuable in context to other people (and situations), but those values don't have to be "good or bad" or "scumbag or happy person" - because there is no objective definition of "good" or "happy" or "scumbag." Everybody has a different idea of what it means to be happy, and we can never truly compare any two people's experience of a thing, because personal experience is internal. All that we can objectively compare between any two persons is what is sought and what is run from.

Your hypo posits that people need to be running from something in order to seek something else - in order to be good people, we need to be continuously working to be NOT like Weird Fred. I don't think that's true. "Running from slavery" and "seeking freedom" are objectively the same thing. But they're not, are they? When we experience them subjectively and internally, there is a distinct difference. And I think most people will tell you that they would rather be striving for success than frantically running from failure. People are happiest when they seek something, not when they run from something. Hating Fred is just another way of running from him.

An economy based on love is an economy driven by love. People will travel to the stars for the love of the journey, for curiosity, for delight, or even for sick, sadistic pleasure in twisting the world to their will. They won't do it to get away from Weird Fred. Our economy now is based on fear: fear of being broke, of not being able to pay our bills, of starving, of death. We make wonders to make money, and we make money to stay alive.

Imagine what we could do if we didn't have to worry about staying alive, if we could put the might of our species towards making sure everyone had enough. Then we could make wonders for love of wonder. I personally would much rather live in that world.
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby Yateranga » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:43 am

26th January is Australia Day down under, which is also the day a comic about blending Koalas appears.

It's always nice to be noticed, thanks for the shout out!
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby gordy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:12 pm

last panel has a typo I think "to carefully"
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Re: [2016-01-26] RDH vs GDP

Postby Murderbot » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:17 pm

I must select my hashtag with care

XD
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