The phrase, “I will not take your money,” is one that I use all the time.
People often take the phrase “I will not take your money” to mean that the person who has said that is not a good person. To some people, it seems like they are saying, “I will never take your money.” To me, it means that you will not use my money to get your hands on more money. I’ve just learned how to say this, and now I’m telling you.
The key word is “will”. Whenever I hear it, I think, “well, I will never use this money for my own personal gain.” I am going to use this money to make sure that I get it back.
A lot of things the developers are doing in the game are things that I think would be considered unethical in a business sense. For example, they are giving away the island. I would say that if this is the case, this is a bad move. They are also giving away the power of life and death. So if I had the choice between using my power for the greater good or getting something for myself, I would pick the power over myself.
Yeah, I agree. If I’m paying $16.99 for a game, I’m going to want to have the power of death or the power of life. The developers have clearly decided that the power of life is better for this game. While it may not be something that I would ever be able to do in real life, it is better than nothing, so it’s a good thing to see the game having a moral component.
We don’t get a ton of quotes from the developers about the power of death, but we do get a big ol’ deathy one about the necessity of being a martyr. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that’s why it had to be you, Mr. Fuhrer.
The game is being made by the folks behind the cult classic Fuse, and the developer of Fuse is obviously obsessed with the ideas of personal responsibility and martyrdom. So while I have no doubt that I could live my life without becoming a martyr, I also don’t really want to.
To be fair, the developer doesn’t really give a quote for this one. However, the quote that I like the most is from the developer behind “The Matrix Reloaded,” “If you don’t kill the bad guy, you can’t save the world.” I like that quote because it is simple, yet profound.
I think our lives are more important than most people think. If we stop and think about that, we can get closer to the real meaning of that quote. This is especially true of the idea of personal responsibility. If we can’t control our own lives, how are we responsible for other people’s lives? It’s a simple message, but one that hits hard.