Let’s talk about Elon Musk for a sec. He gets picked on a lot but much of it is his own doing.

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Terence Y

Darcy, why are you picking on Elon? Some would say Musk has made the world a much better place more so than many of other millionaires and billionaires who also don’t buy islands or houses for other people to live in. Or create complex (actually, they’re not that complex) water filtration systems for the world. Instead of complaining about Musk, perhaps you can let us know what you’re doing to make the world a better place, as others have hinted.


"Everyone needs and should have potable drinking water and a home."

Its great that you are passionate about people having fresh drinking water. But if you want to be taken seriously on this planet you need to put your money where your mouth is. If you would like to actually get involved with this issue - I would recommend H2OpenDoors - the organization my father and myself have participated with for the past 10 or so years. We have traveled to Cuba, Nepal, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala, Belize to name a few and have installed water purification infrastructure that can be maintained by the locals - so they can not only have clean water for the whole village - but they can sell this water as a business. You dont have to like Elon - but saying he is self serving is just not true. You dont have to be a billionaire to make a real difference in people lives. But the catch is that you actually have to care with all your heart - and not just your words. Seeing all the kids faces in Cuba when my dad pulled out a box of brand new baseball mitts and bats and gloves is something money cant quantify. I want that experience for everyone. We live in a strange world now where people think having noble opinions amounts to something. The proof is in the pudding - what have you actually done about the issues you are passionate about? Instead of virtue signaling - I challenge you to get out there and make the world a better place. We are not judged on the scope of our works relative to the entire world - we are judged on what we do with the limited time and resources we are blessed with.

Dirk van Ulden

Well Darcy - we could use more crazies like Elon and fewer of your types. What have you done lately in terms of making things better for most of us? An electric car revolution, reusable spacecraft, renewing the US ability to replenish the international space station operations, and yes, a cleaned up Twitter that had limited free speech and influenced our elections. Elon bought Twitter once he had heard that the prior CEO was opposed to the provisions of our sacred First Amendment. That took guts and he fired all of those who were complicit. Now it is your turn to come up with a crazy idea.


You nailed it - we need more producers than takers.

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