5 February, 2017

What Makes Something Valuable? Must You Pay for It To Give It Value?

Posted by Socrates in capitalism, philosophy, Socrates, value and worth at 2:40 pm | Permanent Link

“You have to pay for it. If you don’t pay for it, it doesn’t work.” — a snake-oil salesman, in the 1995 French movie “The Horseman on the Roof.”

“Because it is free, there is no value to it. Things that are free do not have the same value as things that are purchased.” singer Dennis DeYoung


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  7. 2 Responses to “What Makes Something Valuable? Must You Pay for It To Give It Value?”

    1. Emily Henderson Says:

      I like something actor Robert Blake said once, quoting his Italian grandfather. ‘If you don’t love it, and you can’t eat it, give it to somebody else.’

      William Morris (the furniture maker) said something about possessions and beauty I liked-that the shiny new thing you thought you loved evokes unloved as soon as you buy it. But that think you love that is tattered or weird to everyone else is the thing of beauty-the real piece of ‘art’. Or something like that.

      Consume less, live more-minimalists motto.

    2. Emily Henderson Says:

      *becomes, not evokes
      *thing, not think
      Goddamned auto correct, ruining mah waxing poetic moment.