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    Can money buy you everything in this hobby? I was just thinking if I was a millionaire could I actually get everything I want? or would there be things left out?
    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.
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    What do you want Some things don't cost! Stephen

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    • #3

      Guys, don't start poking the puppy.

      Answer to question: read old copy of Siddhartha from college philosophy class and apply theme. DH says the ugly underlying reason underneath all the talk why men really want money is to get women to like them and men to want to be like them. He says it ALL leads back to.....well, I'm gonna keep it clean. I like to believe otherwise, but hey, I'm not a guy, so I don't really know. Consider puppy poked and cut it out. NO DRAMA at koi-bito, please. It stresses out the fish.

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      • #4

        Jen-

        I see you are from Louisville. Send me an e-mail- [email protected].
        Are you a member of the Louisville Koi club?

        Mike
        Mike Pfeffer
        Northern Midwest ZNA show
        June 19 - 20, 2010
        Season's Garden Nursery
        Fishers, IN

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        • #5

          I think the koi hobby is no different than any other. for the handful of koi people who can buy the best ponds and koi and take all the top prizes, thery still can't buy other koi keepers friendships....unless


          they are humble, hard working folks who are gracious to others so that people are glad they won instead of resentful. i think that's the key to happiness in anything. to enjoy your sucess with the goodwill and friendship of others. To be in a position ( $$$$) to help others with no desire for others to know who did
          the good deed. for example the clubs tired show tanks need replacement and it's not in the budget. Or some judges have traveled long and far to get to your club's show and you take time off work to show them around your city after the show, feed them and thank them and get them safely back on the plane at your expense.
          Dick Benbow

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          • #6

            I don't want to be a millionaire, I just want to be able to act like one!
            Seriously though, I know too many people with alot of money who just aren't happy, you know? No I don't think money would buy you everything you want in this hobby. I just would'nt sell it to you!
            Koi-Unit
            " Da Best" Chapter
            xxx

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            • #7

              I want to be a millionare Life would be so much easier, If I just had the money to buy the things I need instead of having to build them DIY. Being poor does bring out ones creative side and sparks some serious ingenuity.

              As for gaining respect in this hobby, that has to be earned, not bought.

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              • #8

                this question can only be answered by a proper scientific experiment...

                give me all the money i need ... and i will tell you guys if it gets me everything i need. problem solved

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                • #9

                  In this hobby money can buy you the Nice pond, the show fish. But if you don't have the knowledge to take care of your pond, I don't care what system you have it will not thrive. And as far as koi even if you can afford to spend $ 10,000 or $50,000 on a koi if you have not learned how to pick a fish, have not had the experience of getting the eye to see a good fish. Than you can spend any amount of money and still not come with the best. There are lots of people in this hobby who can afford to buy anything they want. Then there are some of us that learn all we can learn from others, dealers, breeders, other hobbiest. We spend hours at dealers shop just watching and listening to what others think and do. So depending on what you think is more valuable.... knowledge or money....

                  We all need to be humble in this hobby,if not the hobby it self will humble you.

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by mulberryjen
                    Answer to question: read old copy of Siddhartha from college philosophy class and apply theme. DH says the ugly underlying reason underneath all the talk why men really want money is to get women to like them and men to want to be like them. He says it ALL leads back to.....well, I'm gonna keep it clean. I like to believe otherwise, but hey, I'm not a guy, so I don't really know. Consider puppy poked and cut it out. NO DRAMA at koi-bito, please. It stresses out the fish.
                    No drama here, I was thinking the other day when the lottery was $56 million and I thought for a bit. Maybe I would buy a truck, always wanted a lifted Z71. Anyways, money can't buy everything.

                    1. Knowledge
                    2. Experience
                    3. Friendships
                    4. Respect
                    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                    • #11

                      Amen!

                      Aquitori, that statement "...money can't buy everything.

                      1. Knowledge
                      2. Experience
                      3. Friendships
                      4. Respect"

                      gets proven every day!

                      Newt
                      Just my thoughts...

                      NewtCity Message Board

                      TheMudPond Board

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by Newt
                        Aquitori, that statement "...money can't buy everything.

                        1. Knowledge
                        2. Experience
                        3. Friendships
                        4. Respect"

                        gets proven every day!

                        Newt
                        Newt, welcome to the board...
                        The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                        • #13

                          You know, if you give it some thought,

                          1- Money can buy knowledge, i.e. a college education
                          2-it can buy experience through an internship in Japan
                          3-I'll be your friend for just a little bit of it
                          4-and I'll respect you for giving it to me!
                          Koi-Unit
                          " Da Best" Chapter
                          xxx

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                          • #14



                            Originally posted by aquitori
                            No drama here, I was thinking the other day when the lottery was $56 million and I thought for a bit. Maybe I would buy a truck, always wanted a lifted Z71. Anyways, money can't buy everything.

                            1. Knowledge
                            2. Experience
                            3. Friendships
                            4. Respect
                            Tony - so right you are. Money is a tool, a tool to acquire power. There isn't anything inherently wrong with having money - it can be used to expand your options in many areas of life - travel, housing, health care, philanthropy, boob jobs, whatever floats your boat. People handle financial wealth in many different ways.
                            Can money buy everything in this hobby? Depends what you want from the hobby in return. The four goals listed by Aquitori, nope, sorry buster. Lately my koi haven't asked to see my financial statements, so apparently they just like good water, food, and having good-lookin', high quality parents. (good-lookin' fish parents, not human parents.... )
                            Last edited by mulberryjen; 07-02-2005, 10:09 AM. Reason: clean it up

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                            • #15

                              Originally posted by Akinosan
                              You know, if you give it some thought,

                              1- Money can buy knowledge, i.e. a college education
                              2-it can buy experience through an internship in Japan
                              3-I'll be your friend for just a little bit of it
                              4-and I'll respect you for giving it to me!
                              Ok, I'll give you #1 & 2.........but 3 & 4 is just plain old butt-kissing! Will you buy me some chairs for my new expensive house, neighbor, old buddy, old pal?

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