Here’s Your Answer - Posted by JPiper
Posted by JPiper on April 11, 1999 at 13:45:51:
Last night in the chatroom I gave you just this type of advice. Maybe just before you made this post.
Be that as it may, here was the reason I told you to get a course. You asked a question regarding land trusts, the answer to which I would have still been typing. Further, whether you understood or not, land trust and their use have their complications. I didn’t want to give an incomplete answer to this type of question, or for that matter to any question. I thought that the answer would have been impossible to give in a chatroom setting, or on this newsgroup. I think I included that in my answer as I recall. So my answer was to get a course.
But you strike me as a plain-spoken guy, so here’s a few plain spoken words. I think the attitude that comes through when you say “just answer the f*cking question” is that someone owes you something. Just so that you know, I don’t owe you a thing. I answer questions that I choose to answer giving the best answer I know how given my abilities and limitations. But I don’t owe you an answer. I participate here because I enjoy it. I answer questions because they stimulate my thinking process. What I don’t do is answer questions because you demand an answer, because you need an answer, or because you don’t have the money to buy a course. I’m not here to serve you according to your whim, nor am I here to spoon-feed you information.
YOU are responsible for YOUR education?..I’m not, nor is anyone else at this site. Education takes time, effort, and yes, heaven forbid, money. Your question last night concerned trusts. There are articles written here that you could have read. There have been LARGE numbers of postings here regarding trusts that you could have searched out in the archives and read. But here’s what it takes?..it takes the effort to click your mouse a few times, and then takes the effort and time to READ. Frankly if you’re too “tired” to do that, then you’re not going to make it in this business.
Sometimes the best answer to a question is “get a course”. Whether you have the money to get one doesn’t change the merit of that answer. But now that you’ve expressed the thought that you don’t have $300, here’s some more unsolicited advice. Cut back on your expenses. Cut off your cable television. Quit eating at fast food places. Quit going to movies. Quit spending money. Try saving the $300. And despite the fact that you might be tired, get a part-time job at minimum wage for 2 weeks?.then you can afford a course.
Your success in this business depends on YOU, not on me. I’m willing to answer your questions?.just don’t tell me what my answer should be. Consider yourself fortunate that you even have this resource at your disposal. It didn’t exist when I got started. I had no one to say “just answer the f*cking question” to.