Oil or Water?

Philippines
April 29, 2008 8:30pm CST
hi everyone! if you have to choose between this two precious commodities what would you prefer? living in a oil rich country but with scarce water supply? or living in not oil rich country but with good water supply? living in each has its pros and cons. like lower fuel costs or lower water costs... i am presently living in not oil rich country but with good water supply... and i choose to remain the same how about you? SMILE ALWAYS...^_^
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13 responses
@goergineo (1498)
• Jordan
30 Apr 08
I would live in an oil rich country. cause, they can then buy water and everything else. but having water means you only have water and most countries do have water.
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• Philippines
2 May 08
you have a good point der... ^_^
@anawar (2406)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Water is mystical, magical and spiritual. Water blesses us with its richness and clarity. Our bodies are near 98% water, giving us a natural communion with it. The sound of water is pleasing and the rush of a waterfall is exhilarating. Water flows in freedom. Oil is dark and mysterious. So at odds with our environment and so angry with our misuse. Oil doesn't flow through us and it leaves nasty stains. Running my hand through water is sensual while running my hand through oil is messy. Oil is mean, while water is forgiving. Spilled oil kills birds and fish. Spilled water returns to nature. Water only kills to take back the land we stole away. I can drink water or I can gag on oil. If the oil spilled doesn't overcome the amount of water we need and if the water forgives our planet and decides to replenish us. we will be the richer for the water. Now that humans have messed up this planet, one precious commodity will stand against the other. I chose water for its forgiving properties.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Wow very poetic...i salute you ^_^ thanks for the response.. SMILE ALWAYS...^_^
@anawar (2406)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Thanks for the compliment. You asked a good question!
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
1 May 08
water water water!! i dont care about the oil.. with the curent status of my country and if it was rich in oil.. our country wouldnt be as wonderful as other countries rich in oil as now because there are just too many corrupt officials in here. water is life.. i choose life. if i do not have a car what am i to use oil for? at least i will live if i can have a glass of clean water everyday... :)_
• Philippines
2 May 08
ok ok ok!!! here is your glass of water free of charge... ^_^ SMILE ALWAYS...
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Hi metal_monkee! I do live in the same country but I would rather be a citizen of the oil rich country and then have much money so I can afford to live in any country rich in water. haha... With money, you can just do anything and live anywhere. haha...Did I confuse you, kapatid? Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
• Philippines
2 May 08
hi ate faith... let the cute monkey think....hmmmmm hehe yup i understood and thats a good point! ^_^
• China
30 Apr 08
I want to like live in the oil-rich country,such as Iraq. There people are wealthy,but also lack the water supply. I may use the petroleum to exchange other national the water source. In the petroleum-rich countries,people's living standards are very high,each all has the compact cars,but has the good water supply country,the people is not very wealthy. Therefore i choose the oil-rich countries.
• Philippines
2 May 08
hi zhongmingyunky... its not safe living in iraq...another new oil rich country would be canada ^_^ according to CNBC its rich in OIL SANDS and would supply 1/3 of US oil needs... ^_^ SMILE ALWAYS...
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Hi There. I would choose good water supply. I cannot live without water because of thirst. Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
• Philippines
2 May 08
water is not only thirst quencher, without it we cannot take bath, cannot cook food, cannot swim in the swimming pool... lolz SMILE ALWAYS... ^_^
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I can live without oil but not without water. I mean there's solar energy and stuff. Who would want to drink oil????
• Philippines
2 May 08
robots i think? hehe
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I much prefer living in a water rich country than in an oil rich country. Without water we cannot survive. I am lucky right now we have abundant of water here in our country. Especially this summer season when everything heats up.
• Philippines
2 May 08
yes i agree this summer season everything heats up...even head of people heats up easily... anyways stay cool and SMILE ALWAYS.... ^_^
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
30 Apr 08
Hello,metal_monke! I would prefer to live in place where water is not scarce.what i will do with oil.i would want a few litters of oil daily for my bike or car but i want a couple of buckets of water daily for drinking,cooking and bathing and cleaning purposes.after all water is our life and oil is luxury.thanx.
• Philippines
2 May 08
yes i agree basic needs first before luxury...water outranked oil for being a basic need...^_^
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
30 Apr 08
Interesting. My first reaction is - water, of course! But thinking about it, I come from a country which is richer in oil than water, and I love it. I do wish we had more water though, or at least a better balance of water across the country.
• Philippines
2 May 08
wow your lucky to have both oil and water! your country is sure a good place to live life!!! SMILE ALWAYS... ^_^
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@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
water is life, we cant live without water but we can live without oil. besides we can produce oil thru coconut trees. but we cant produce water from oil. i like to stay in my current place. even the cost of oil exceed, at least we can live.
• Philippines
2 May 08
i coudn't agree more... SMILE ALWAYS... ^_^
@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I would rather be rich in water. Water is life, if you have a problem with oil prices walk, you can't live without water. So I would rather have my thirst quenched than a bucket full of oil for my car.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
hi shawchert... well said! ^_^
@xialinye (1403)
• China
2 May 08
hi metal_monkee~~ i will prefer living in water rich country.water means life.everything in the world can't live without water.it's the source of life.but oil doesn't. when i was a child,i enjoy playing in the water--swimming,water-fighting,diving.the water makes me feel tender and sensitivity.the country just like norway and sweden is better. thank you for your attention.