would you rather be rich or poor

Philippines
June 24, 2007 10:16pm CST
I rather be rich... because when you have money, you are capable of helping others, unlike when your poor, you can only help your self! like i always say, you cannot give what you do not have. when others say that with wealth theres no way you can feel happy and contentted, thats not true, you know why? happiness is state of mind. and you can achieve contentment when theres acceptance with you strenghts and weaknesses.
6 responses
@sumimasen (644)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I have weird things to say about this, but my time is very valuable and it's not free. Of course, one can argue that when 1 percent of the world's population owns 99% of the wealth, then maybe it's a crime of statistics for such an immense disparity between the classes. Why would anyone need two cars? Or a solid gold yacht? Or toothpaste made from endangered species? Sumi --- "My Earning Experiences On mylot" http://www.helium.com/tm/401163/
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
25 Jun 07
It is the same to me. I choose to be rich. It is so unbearable to be poor. Whatever you do, you would have to have enough money for that, without which it is so hard in life.
@kerryhu (13)
• China
25 Jun 07
i want to be rich and it is what i am trying to make now. money is the basis of happiness. with it, you can get what you want to achieve and what you want to give.when your goal or wish comes true,you'll feel happy in your deep heart,and meanwhile your life is really meaningful. without wealth, will you still be happy with the pain of worrying about your living or only sympathizing the poor but couldn't help them?
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
25 Jun 07
I would like to be rich in kindness, knowledge and good money and poor in badness. Both rich and poor are beneficial to us.here is some Difference Between Rich/Poor People:- One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be Considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was The trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at Night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go Beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to Protect them" The boy's father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are." Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have. Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends! Please pass this page on to friends and acquaintances to help them refresh their perspective and appreciation. "Life is too short and friends are too few.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
Yes,If i am rich then I am sure I can give everything that my kids want. I can help my relatives, and my friends too.
@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I would like to be Rich.Plus you might have something you can't use and someone else might can use it this is the way you help others. Yes happiness is not found in money but within you.