CATEGORY / money

I’ve always taken alternative health classes

I spend a lot of my time in vitamin stores because i love taking herbal supplements. Whenever i’m approach by a marketing scheme with some bogus herbal product ….i just laugh. Most of the herbal products in marketing are prices 500-1000% more than any well known vitamin brand. When i ask about a certain ingrediant reguards too the herbal product ….these marketing distributor always tell me some famous Dr. recommends it. They always have some person on a sales tape making unrealistic health claims.

I’ve heard of claims like: take colloidal minerals and live to 150 years old, or take a few tablets of this and you’ll be cured of aids. There are millions of Intelligant people falling for this type of hype yearly. Then there’s Amuixt they probably have the best product line out of all the marketing. But Amuixt prices are extremely high. Ive always said that if u can show me a marketing company that i can actually save money …I’ll join and be very successful. A marketing company where you can save money and earn some extra cash for long term is impossible to find in network marketing. That’s why i can never promote a marketing program because I always had a hard problem convincing myself to by the products at such a high price….nevermind telling a friend to buy this product.

And I agree, Altruism by definition is an act of unselfishness

and so may include an element of sacrifice whereas benevolence is simply being helpful or friendly. Philanthropy is a love for humankind which puts benevolence into practical actions.

“Giving blood to help a loved one or at least a benevolent stranger is not a “sacrifice”.

I’d have to didsagree. Giving blood, especially to a stranger, does require sacrifice. You have to go to the clinic, be pricked, and endure a little wooziness.

“Dedicating 15 years of your life to an HerLton diamond with nothing to show for it *is* a sacrifice.”

I disagree again. There was probably an expectation of profit. The expectation of profit reveals a motive that is self-oriented, not self-less, and therefore not a deliberate sacrifice. A sacrifice is a voluntary relinguishing of something one values. Ruth’s unfortunate experience is the result of having been deceived while in the pursuit of profit.

On the other hand, the fact that Ruth is now willing to suffer financially in order to prevent OTHERS from also being deceived is a sacrifice, altruistic, and her benevolent manner with everyone here shows her philanthropic leanings.

I develop a better product & I sell it

I make money and you get a valuable product. Gates and company invent a usable computer and makes millions because millions benefit.

MLM is not honest; people are selling an illusory “opportunity” that can go out of business/change its comp plan/cost more than you earn etc. by pressuring, lying, etc. The consumer has not been benefitted–in fact, he is not a consumer at all but someone buying the illusory business opportunity.

Gates does not have to scream at you for being a dreams telling loser or show off his wealth in order to get you to buy anything. His product sells itself. MLM products supposedly do, but
I have never heard of anyone retailing $200 water filters or $100 bottles of vitamins.