is it more important to be healthy than wealthy ?

@mari123 (1862)
China
November 15, 2007 6:36am CST
There are four people in my family. My brother ,my parents and me. Usually, we live away from my parents. My parents are already very old but very happy.. They are in their 60s and live banality. My mother is clever and curious. She can use computer, and use cell phone to send information. My father is a happy man. He get up early and go to take exercise every morning. Play cards in the afternoon. During the housework time, He like singing. They are two happy old persons. I wish my parents healthy, and always happy.
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18 responses
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
18 Nov 07
hello! may god bless your parents.i m also in sixties. i maintain my health with regular diet. i have 3 daughters,all are married and away from me. i have no savings.i will b ill where is money for treatment,or if money comes can it save me. if wealth can purchase good health then the kings and emperors of long years back might have been living now.you just go out of your home in the morning or evening. u will see lot of people going on morning/evening walks as advised by their physicians.most of them r wealthy people.they have been running restlessly for accumulating wealth.it brings worries and tension which is not conducive to good health. once they fall ill money will flow away.so no wealth...no tension.... b happy, live healthy. this is the gospel of the day.
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
18 Nov 07
right, i m also in sixties. i have 3 daughters,all married and away from me. i have no savings. i believe in remaining healthy rather to be wealthy.i am dieting ,no spices, no meet or fish. if i will b ill who will stand by my side.or ,if i will not maintain my health properly how money will come for treatment, even if money comes can it save my life.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
16 Nov 07
yes,I think so.health is more important than wealth.if we are not healthy,then regardless of how much money we have,it is not useful.my mother is not very healthy,so I usually worry about her,eapecially when she is at home alone.so I always hope she is healthy.
@linben (132)
16 Nov 07
I'd choose health over wealth. Cos you can get wealth if you are healthy, on the other hand, you can not buy health with wealth. So keep healthy and happy working for wealth.
@candytang (341)
• China
16 Nov 07
I can't agree more with you.The same as you ,my brother and I are working in another city where has a long way from my hometown.My parents are all farmers and live a happy life.But as my brother and I grew up ,they had to work hard to ensure we can have good eduation and future.At now ,we all have job and can make live ourself .But ,our parents'health are not well now ,I do not know why .I really hope my parents should be health and happy and I want to tell them do not worry about ours,we all grow up .I love my parents and best wishes for them.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
16 Nov 07
Your parents are not very old...oh; you made my day by saying that they use cell phone...what is the difference between regular phone and cell phone? Not much... 60 is not old, some people live healthy till 90 or 100….
16 Nov 07
i consider health as the most important thing to me. i really can't live at peace when i nkow that i am suffering from something, but i can still live inpeace when i know that i have don't much money. it's enough for me to have some little money to get by on life. it's not really important to have lots of money but i still want to have more money so that i will be able to buy some things that i really want in life. i still think that it's really okay to have wealth in life and there's nothing wrong with them. but i still value more my health than anything else in this world, i still have to make sure that i will not get sick when working. i have to take a rest when i think i am overworking and i still have to be balanced on my life and that i have to make sure that i will not really abuse my self so that i wil earn more money. at the end of the day the most important thing is that i am healthy and not really worried about my body. if ia have to worry about my body always, then my money wil not really mean that much. money are just money. there are some things that money will not able to buy us with. our healthy can be bought with money. though we can have more change to recover if we are able to buy some medicines when we are sick but we still have to spend those money so that we will be able to enjoy good health. so we value our health more than anything else. sometimes there are some diseases that are beyong medicines and so our money will be useless. our money can only so much. sometimes it's better that we protect ourselves from having diseases that curing our selves and spending more money. luckily if you always have money, but sometimes we have or find ourselves in a tight budget. i really like to make sure that when i get older that i will be more healthy and that i will be not living in pain or whatever some medical conditions. i really want to enjoy life as much as i can.i sometiems i have some money but ireally don't know how to spend those money. sometimes there are nothing that i really want to buy. sometimes i am really just satisied with what i have. i nkow that most of the times that money will not really buy my any happiness. hope that i will be able to make myself happy by my money. but most of the time i get disappointed with money, i really don't have satisfaction and peace of mind just having more money. i will have more satisfaction just seeing myself being more healthy.
@youless (86457)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Nov 07
Your mother is very smart. Your parents seem to have a healthy lifestyle. I think health is much more important than wealth. Although money can buy so many things but money can't buy the health and life.
• China
16 Nov 07
yes. Healthy is the most important thing in the world. I worked in a hospital for a while several years ago and got deep felt about this. most people spend their youny time work too hard for money nowadays and ruined their health, they totally forget the simple and natural essence of life. In fact is if a person is sick, maybe lots of money can prolong his life in a misrable way, no happiness at all. So I always tell people take care of themselves. Nothing can change the health condition when it comes to some situation. Wish everybody be aware of this. No price is worth of a healthy life!
@healer (1784)
• India
16 Nov 07
"Health is wealth" I am not a healthy or a wealthy person but all i know is that a person with good health is the best as he can do anything if he does it right or if he knows it how. There are people who have potential but sometimes their health problems will stop them from obtaining that. I was bed ridden for a long time last year and i learnt the value of health from that. You are very lucky to have parents with good health so, praise God for that.
@kbanta11 (59)
• United States
16 Nov 07
Healthy. Your health is vital, I mean I only need this sentence to verify my choice: What can wealth do your you if you don't have the health to use it and what will it do for you when you die? Nothing
@chunter (1761)
• Singapore
15 Nov 07
Health will always be more important than wealth... If you are not healthy, you will not be able to enjoy the wealth... Moreover, as long as a person is healthy, he can work for money to suffice himself and his family even though he may not necessary be a very wealthy man...
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
15 Nov 07
Happiness and health cannot be bought with wealth. It is better to be happy and healthy rather than wealthy but sickly and unhappy. What can you do with the money when you are not well? Nothing much... Your parents are really amazing!
@diillu (5130)
15 Nov 07
Yes, it is alot more important to be healthy than to be wealthy. Being healthy gives us alot of satisfaction then being wealthy. I agree that without money we miss many thing in the life but it is alot better to be in the hospital bed with loads of money and getting mrdiacation and injection everyday. It is aot better to be able to roam around with a little money.
@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
I always wanted to be wealthy. But I always preferred to be healthy. Health is my priority. I can't manage to be sick especially now that I am the breadwinner. Health is wealth truly.
@redfang (969)
15 Nov 07
For me i would put wealth over health any day for the simple matter that i care more about my family than i do myself and if i could have 1million pounds given to my family and in return i give my life i would gladly give it because i know that they would be financially stable for the rest of their lives, i would know my kids would never want for anything and i know my partner would not squander the money away because she is not that kind of person. The one thing that i hate in my life is that i am not able to give my family more, more holidays, a nicer house, nicer car etc etc if i could find a way to change this i would in a heart beat.
• Malaysia
15 Nov 07
Hi mari123. My 1st priority is to be healthy. With good health, you can find ways to be wealthy. Money cannot buy health. Some people think tht if they have lots of money they can get the best doc n medicine in this world. I totally disagree 100%. Tiger Wood's father is a very good example.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
15 Nov 07
Your parents sound like two very happy and contented people living a simple life, and you know thats what life is all about just being happy with your lot, why are these people making massives amount of money, more thanthey can ever use just to leave to other people anyway, I think your parents are so blessed and I hope they go on being as happy all theit life and you are good for caring...