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Do you Believe in Full Metal Alchemist Equivalent Exchange??
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i believe equivalent exchange exist when its not used for selfish reasons. For example if i gave my life to save someones elses. In exchange for saving someones life i lose mines = equivalent exchange. When i work hard to pay my bills. I pay my bills i can keep a roof over my families head = equivalent exchange. or does this not qualify as equivalent exchange?
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equivalent exchange this (throws grenade)
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no
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24 / F / Lost... forever...
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Oh! Nice question!

And yes, I do believe in the whole exchange thing. When you do something, there is always a consequence. And even if there is only a receiver that gets the reward, there is also the scientific way to approach this question; but I'd rather not get into that.
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Yea i do.. to buy something you need to give money.. right..to build a house you need wood.. ya theres free loadeers but that really dont have anything to do with it.. i mean that dont me they dont give anything in exchange for something..
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it depends on the situation, it could work and it couldnt...! but mostly no..
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In order to get something, you need the components of something. That makes perfect sense. However, reconstruction of things at a molecular and atomic level needs an amount of energy and percision that isn't really included in drawing a circle and the death of people. Death is not an energy. Life force is biologically produced energy, and there isn't that much of it in the human body. If something else was introduced, like in chemistry (which is what alchemy actually led to in the history of our world), that would make perfect sense. The point is, however, that you may have to give more than what you're getting, even if what you want is already there.
Case and point: you can have all the materials to make a clock. You still need to process it and put out some of your own effort to actually make it into a clock. You do not have the energy or control in your body - or several peoples' bodies for that matter - to do so instantly.
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i believe it only applies to scientific things, like chemicals ,liquid gases, elements, things like that, but not so much on societies situations, such has working really hard, busting your butt, and only received so little. Some people might say "maybe cause he/she didnt try hard enough" theres some things people really cant do no matter how hard they try, its life.
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yes if you're only talking about manipulating inanimate objects. There's no way to quantify or envelope human emotion with a blanket statement imo.
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you can only apply this concept to certain things. for example: my kitten is currently sleeping on my leg, what do i get out of giving up one leg? warmth from said kitten because its friggin cold out here.
so yes and no since with things that have a micro level are much more easier to consider rather than macro levels which have a lot more variables and inconsistencies.
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Yeah i beleive it. Its like with every Action you make there is a concequence, no matter how good you act, there will be conciquences.
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uh and to feel good about your self is stupid. With money comes power with power comes the chance to help others. To change the world. UH and we are pack animals so yes to be alone is one of the worse thing to happen to a human. all a human needs is one mate which they love for and they be happy but to take care of that mate you need wealth. I have no need for a mom a dad brothers are sisters. work in a lab are study on how it works and you see and this is a example of how life works in all fields.


So Socrates had no power to change the world? Nearly all of the Greek thinkers of the classical age and on renounced wealth, whether or not they were born into it. So the king of Sparta and his men (though aristocracy, the city renounced material wealth and comforts), that held off the Persian army long enough for Greece to organize itself to fend off the greatest army of its time in the world, changing the course of Western civilization? So the so-called "starving artists" and writers that influenced cultural heritage had no power? Buddha, though born a prince, lived a life devoid of material comforts and founded one of the most major religions in the world. The first recorded female philosopher, a cynic along with her husband and eventually family, lived on the streets of Athens, shunning all material comforts. There is a couple that was known throughout history for their love and they, though offered much by their followers, lived in the mud. Power is not only obtained through money. "The pen is mightier than the sword" is not just referring to written expression, but idea's in general-- and idea's are the most powerful thing in this world. And though money may help you raise an army, the "sword" or physical might, is useless unless you have the intellegence needed to wield that might, and in terms of the great conquerers, charisma. Oh, and did I mention that Alexander the Greats father, Phillip of Macedon, was the king of one of the poorest and weakest Greek city states, but was somehow able to conquer the entire peninsula in just a few years?
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uh and to feel good about your self is stupid. With money comes power with power comes the chance to help others. To change the world. UH and we are pack animals so yes to be alone is one of the worse thing to happen to a human. all a human needs is one mate which they love for and they be happy but to take care of that mate you need wealth. I have no need for a mom a dad brothers are sisters. work in a lab are study on how it works and you see and this is a example of how life works in all fields.


So Socrates had no power to change the world? Nearly all of the Greek thinkers of the classical age and on renounced wealth, whether or not they were born into it. So the king of Sparta and his men (though aristocracy, the city renounced material wealth and comforts), that held off the Persian army long enough for Greece to organize itself to fend off the greatest army of its time in the world, changing the course of Western civilization? So the so-called "starving artists" and writers that influenced cultural heritage had no power? Buddha, though born a prince, lived a life devoid of material comforts and founded one of the most major religions in the world. The first recorded female philosopher, a cynic along with her husband and eventually family, lived on the streets of Athens, shunning all material comforts. There is a couple that was known throughout history for their love and they, though offered much by their followers, lived in the mud. Power is not only obtained through money. "The pen is mightier than the sword" is not just referring to written expression, but idea's in general-- and idea's are the most powerful thing in this world. And though money may help you raise an army, the "sword" or physical might, is useless unless you have the intellegence needed to wield that might, and in terms of the great conquerers, charisma. Oh, and did I mention that Alexander the Greats father, Phillip of Macedon, was the king of one of the poorest and weakest Greek city states, but was somehow able to conquer the entire peninsula in just a few years?


actually for Sparta the 300 men was killed but the Persian army ruler was so scared that he retreated and did not come back for years uh and their tones of different type of material worth to the Sparta it was battle they lived for it that all their cared about. Uh and Sparta was very wealth. and Alexander he had money and power form birth so of course he could multiply it easy. uh and all those great artist they all have 1 thing in common when they was alive no one thought they was great are even that good. only after they died
did there work becomes great. Uh and buddha he was born wealth so by getting ride of all his stuff made a impact on people but if he was born poor and got ride of al his stuff no one would care.
uh and if you born poor then either do something then die are get money to back you self up.
the only 2 ways to become great. Those born with power and money by getting ride of it they make a statement which get people interested in them. Uh and i never said with money alone you can become great but it a part of any path you take. intelligence charisma, natural power is 3 which is important in life to do something great.
uh and even by what y said it proves that equivalent exchange does not work.
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No, that would make life simple, and God forbid that happens.
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21 / F / Bishie Paradise XD
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yes! i luv tht statement. its one statement from an anime tht i actaully remember very well!
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