This discussion was quite interesting.
Do you know Dragons Den? It's a TV program which is very similar to 'Tigers of Money(マネーの虎)'.
One of my classmates said that this kinds of programs would help people to think the success is to earn money.
There may be some truth in what he said.
Another classmate said that, in a business, the money is success but in a life, money is not success.
I thought it was a good opinion. But I'll try to make a case against the opinion.
Of course, the main purpose, or only purpose, of a business is to earn money. But can we do anything for money? For example, making players addicted to video game is one of the best way to earn money for video game company. But I don't want to create such kinds of games.
In the view point of capitalism or in the view point of free market economy, it might be true, but I don't want to support this idea.
Anyway talking about this kinds of topic in the class is quite exciting, not least when the people who join the discussion are very different nationalities. I love that.
And I was convinced that I'd had a good class mates through this discussion :)
Incidentally, of course, Dragons Den originates in Japanese TV program 'Tigers of Money(マネーの虎)'. But when I referred to that in my class, one of my classmates said to me 'Oh! Come on! Chinese people always say like that'.
I'm not Chinese :'(