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Robin Hood was right!

Postby TalkingPoint » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:40 am

Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?
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Postby mamuta » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:19 pm

...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?

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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby Vega » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:33 pm

TP wrote:Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?


It would work in the middle ages, now the time changed and a man like Robin Hood called robber. :)

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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby MissLT » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:02 am

Xkalibur wrote:
TP wrote:Robin Hood was right - taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor is the best way to reduce poverty in the world!

Do you agree?


It would work in the middle ages, now the time changed and a man like Robin Hood called robber. :)

Stealing is stealing despite the time differences, to me.

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Postby Dixie » Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:36 am

mamuta wrote:...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?


That's what I always say (it's a Chinese proverb, right? ;)) Giving is not enough, because what you give will end eventually. We should help the poor in other ways. Governments should play a central role here. But as always they are more interested in their own benefit.

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Robin Hood was right!

Postby nadiaSV » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:55 am

I agree that a rich person should help a poorer one if the second one is not able to help oneself ( in cases of illness, disaster, etc. ), but taking money from the rich- we are not in the Middle Ages. Everyone should take care of one's own life and one's own developement(social and mental), and not always to rely on the Government. Taking money from the rich should always be an act of free will in the purposes of giving charity. :)

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Re: Robin Hood was right!

Postby MissLT » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:35 pm

nadiaSV wrote:I agree that a rich person should help a poorer one if the second one is not able to help oneself ( in cases of illness, disaster, etc. ), but taking money from the rich- we are not in the Middle Ages. Everyone should take care of one's own life and one's own developement(social and mental), and not always to rely on the Government. Taking money from the rich should always be an act of free will in the purposes of giving charity. :)

as long as when that rich person agrees to donate his/her money.

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Postby jrkp » Sat Mar 17, 2007 5:52 pm

I agree with all the opinions that has been given here, because at the end of the day , stealing is stealing no matter how you want you call it. If you take something that don´t belong to you, even to do something as noble as helping poor people, that`s called robbery in any era, period.

For the other hand, I don´t believe that using this "tactic" you will reduce poverty in the world. Generally speaking, It has been proven that poverty can be reduced giving poor people the same opportunities than the wealthy people, especially in education. Also, more jobs opportunities should be created, and to achieve this, countries should manage to attract as much investments as they possibly can.

In any case taking money for rich....

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Postby mamuta » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:02 am

jrkp wrote:...poverty can be reduced giving poor people the same opportunities than the wealthy people, especially in education. Also, more jobs opportunities should be created....

and this is what I had called "giving a fishing-rod" :D you're absolutely right

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Postby nboutahar1 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:43 pm

Robin Hoood was somehow right because money is a problem for both the rich and the poor. The poor are hungry, naked and sick because they don't have money. The rich are sad and stressed and loathed because they have money.
Also, whenever you look for the reasons behind the problems that plague todays world you usually find that poverty is the cause number one. It is the cause of illiteracy, of unemployment, of deforestation, of diseases, of divorce and the sky is the limit. (Noureddine Boutahar: Morocco)

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Postby ghadeer » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:30 am

I think rich have to help poor people but not to force them to do.It is a responsibility of goverments to reduce the gap between rich and poor by making program encouraging rich to help poor people and encouraging poor to help themselves also

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Postby bigpotato » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:19 am

Robinhood was right. The rich exploiting the poor terribly and unfairly should be treated like that. Robinhood didn't rob or steal anything, he just took things which should had belonged to the poor. :)

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Postby bigpotato » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:22 pm

You sound don't get my point. I only want to say that at that time, he's right cause the riches're wrong. If the rich earn money by a good way, Robin is wrong. But they didn't (I just mention the ones whom R took the money). If the rich can offer good conditions and be kind with the poor to give them a "fish rod", then of course, there'll never have such a "Robinhood". Now I think there're qualified courts to consider if a rich earn money by positive way or not, so there's no need a "Robinhood" to judge them. :wink:
How to help the poor? I think the best way is to try not to be as poor as them. :D

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Postby lovefrance » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:07 pm

giving is good but not robber nowadays!

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Postby heart » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:32 pm

I'm agree ,
He was right,,
Poor people need helps,
In this time no one think like him,,

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Postby Ees » Sat May 12, 2007 12:53 pm

Robin Hood took only back what rich had taken from the poors. It was right. But nowadays it is hard, maybe impossible to point one person and say "it is his fault that I am poor" and that it why I can not see that there could be new Robin Hood.

And also, why to just point out the guilty ones when whe should do something by ourselves? There are many ways to help poors to get the fishing-rod. For exemple there are many organisations that gives money for childrens education in Africa or some where else. And I believe that no one of us is so poor that we could not give any money to them. But much easier is to talk about the reasons why the riches does not act.

Okay, don't get me wrong. I really appreciate this conversation, it has really good opinions in it and it is really interesting. And I can not judge any one, because for my own shame I am still one of those who just speaks and does not act. But I am learning at this time not to use so much money for vain things, because when I have learnt it I can give money to those who really needs it. I have not yet done anything, but I try to remind me that I should and I really hope that I will.

That is because I believe that the best thing to do to help the poor ones, is to try to make things different and I think the most powerful thing to do that is to show exemple in humans own life.

And of course, before acting human has to talk and think things, because if people acted without talking and thinking, the act could and probably be just one big catastrophe.

Sorry for really long text. And thank you for really good conversation and opinions.

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:28 am

crippler wrote:Of course, in all societies, disadvantaged people will be more likely to break rules of law.


My friend, please do the research first.


Hi all, If you are a good generous charitable rich person, you don't need to worry for being robbed !!!

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Postby Krisi » Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:41 am

mamuta wrote:...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?


I agree to this, dear mamuta. It's not good to teach the people how to be lazy. They should learn how to live a lifetime and not for a brief period of time only.

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Postby Krisi » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:45 am

Dixie wrote:
mamuta wrote:...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?


That's what I always say (it's a Chinese proverb, right? ;)) Giving is not enough, because what you give will end eventually. We should help the poor in other ways. Governments should play a central role here. But as always they are more interested in their own benefit.


Dearest Dixie, I'm one with you. Someone has to teach the poor to live (this is the meaning of giving a fishing rod), so that they won't feel hungry for the rest of their lives. But, because of the diversification of opinions, others don't perceive this as lessons to be learned and applied. Others will think of this approach (teach and learn to live) as selfishness, (partly because of some belief that emerged within each individual as he/she goes on with his/her life). There are some who doesn't care about the future at all, they only think of the present (sometimes the circumstances just don't allow them to think of their future).
Anyway, (I'm already far from the topic about the righteousness of Robin Hood) going back to the topic, we are all in constant search for truth... we really don't know who's correct. Under the law of man, it's a crime.
For the time being we may be lost, but I'm quite sure we'll all find the truth later on. And whatever truth we are nurturing within us at present, just don't forget one ingredient, sincerity.

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Postby Danyet » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:13 pm

Today, it is The Government that steals from the rich to give to the poor. :D

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Postby norhan » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:49 pm

"The end justifies the mean "that's what Robin Hood follow and i don't think that this is such a right thing in his case he stole and stealing is stealindg no matter why did he steale.


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