You know; with people 'out there' "slavin` away" just to 'make ends meet,' it might not seem fair that I get money just for sittin` in my P.J.s and tappin` away on this 'old' noise-maker. Add to that the Keynesian theories of economics (in summary, 'the more they pay you, the less it's worth'), and I'm left with a feeling that I need to 'take responsibility' somehow. First, a clarification: I don't rely on my online-money (luckily, because I make about $100 a year online ... not a lot, considering my rent until recently was over $500-a-month). I live off a settlement from the incident of my brain-injury ... which still dives deep beneath the poverty line, but I manage. (... maybe that's one reason why I don't make much money online---that I don't have 'the hunger' ... but that's for another post) I think the best way to justify the money is to consider any online-income to be 'a gift.' When you are given a gift, you use it as the gift-giver intended you to use it. (Naturally, the way the gift enriches your life SHOULD shine through into your online-activity ... even if it's just the extra confidence that comes with knowing that more money is coming :cool-44 At the same time, you cherish the gift---ONLY using it in the way that the gift-giver wanted! Thoughts?