Do you want to be a VIP or a common person?

vip or common - Do you want to be a vip or common one?
@ifglan (1152)
China
July 5, 2008 8:12am CST
Hello,my friends.Here is a question for you: Do you want to be a VIP or a common person? I know most of us are commom ones,we go to work early in the moring,go home in the evening,we have a small family,there are our relatives.But some want to be a VIP,they admire their great income,their high status,their beautiful houses and luxury cars... But being a VIP is also difficult,they should pay more energy and time in public,or work hardest,and attentioned by everyone,evaluated by everyone,the stress is big. So how about your choice? Show your view,sincerely.
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63 responses
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I think each one of us can be a VIP in our own little worlds - to our family and friends and neighbors. If you're speaking of having more money, I'm sure most of us would like to have more. But money doesn't buy real happiness. Sure, it helps us be more comfortable, but if you follow lots of rich people around, you'll discover that they're as unhappy (maybe moreso) than persons with average income or below. Prestige can be something that you acquire without great wealth. If you give of yourself and of your time to help others, you'll become known.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Learn from you,your analysis really deserves my deep thought. Thank you for sharing:)
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• United States
11 Jul 08
Thanks for the best response. :-)
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
7 Jul 08
I have always longed to be a famous actress or writer. But I would be just as happy, only being a wife and mother. My goal right now is simply to please God in every area of my life. So whatever he wants me to do I am happy with that.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
7 Jul 08
When i was young,i want to be a vip too,but now i find being a commoner is much better Thank you for sharing :)
• Bangladesh
6 Jul 08
hi ifglan, you know if you want something then you have lose something. this is not possible that you have all things. In my life i always want to leads a different life from other. i want donot want make my life as usuall like others. 9 to 5 office then time with family and then sleep. everyday same work i don't like this life. i want every day come with a new challegned to me. thats why i want to be a vip person. not just vip its vvip person.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
haa...vvip person,i know what you mean ,and i think so. Thang you,agladiator :)
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
id rather be a common person treated with respect than a VIP who is not treated good.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Common is also great Thank you for sharing :)
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
6 Jul 08
I never wanted to become a VIP.As yo can see I'm from India and here in India,being a VIP means vulgar display of power and wealth and normally both wealth and power are earned through wrongful means only. In fact, I don't know about the persons from other countries, but I hate VIPs here in India because they are the cause of discomfort to general public and normally don't do even a single work for public good. In fact, our society could have been far better without these so called VIPs.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
So just be a commoner,i think that's ok Thank you for sharing :)
@Giacomand (104)
5 Jul 08
I hate drawing attention to myself, so I'll say Common.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Yeah,choose what we like Thank you for sharing :)
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Jul 08
as I am a basically shy person I am happy to be a common' ordinary person, not in the limelight but happy to be myself and do my own things. a person who is VIP is always on beck and call to the public and has litle privacy. not for me thank you, I am a very private person content with my own little world, happy to be me, common ordinary me.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Common is also great. Thank you,Hatley :)
@nut_nut (251)
5 Jul 08
id like to be just me thank you ;) luxury cars and big houses are fine but you do have the responsibility but hey i wouldnt know so i cant judge..maybe one day then il tell you what i want to be again. life can go whichever way
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Yeah,life can be everyway,that's ok thank you for sharing :)
@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
5 Jul 08
I want to have the thought of a common person, which will make me stay still at the current situation and not envy of others' luxrious life.But so far as i haven't got this state of mind, i'd want to be a VIP, the internal mind pushes me to strive for the best, to attract others' attention and live better off. Actually i don't think this kind of life is perfect, there are still lots of problems that others can't understand i think. I do wish that i can live comfortablly in the current and never dream of paradise, easily satisfied and enjoy life. Thanks
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Want to be a vip ,and then lead a common life,ok Thank you for sharing :
@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
I just want to live a simple life. To be recognized at times with a good accomplishment is a great feeling. But to be a VIP is complicated and with so many problems to deal with like security and privacy, so I'd rather be a common person.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Yeah,i think so Thank you for sharing:)
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• Japan
5 Jul 08
Whatever it is I am common man slowly becoming a VIP (Very ignorant person ?) Love to you.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Oh,my friend,you are humorous,enjoy you life^_^ Thank you for sharing:)
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 08
Dear Ifglan, I'd rather be a commoner. I don't have to worry about my safety. I can go anywhere I want, without bodyguards or escorts; my life is my own. And should I do anything wrong, no one is going to be interested in me... Just imagine the life of a VIP - you worry whether you'd be kidnapped or killed, you have to go everywhere with bodyguard, have to behave yourself...you don't have a personal life at all.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Being a commoner ,we can enjoy ourselves more. Thanks for reply :)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I like being a VIP to certain people, but I guess that is basically being a big fish in a little pond. It is also important to know what pond you want to be in. There are a lot of ponds I wouldn't want to dip my toe in. Fame is not appealing to me, but I still like recognition for certain things. I like my life to be important, not public. Fortune is more important than fame and respect is more important than fortune. I suppose it is important to know what you need to make you happy.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
5 Jul 08
Yeah,i'm happy to read your reply,^_^ It's very good that you want to be a VIP,maye you should devote yourself more into somthing. Good luck:)
@gemini_rose (16194)
5 Jul 08
I would definately want to be a VIP, as long as I had worked for my position though I would not just like to walk into it. I feel that it would be more appreciated if I had actually worked to be a VIP.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
5 Jul 08
To be VIP is hard,being a vip is very happy Thank you for sharing,gemini_rose :)
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• China
5 Jul 08
Common,i think.A VIP person should take more responsibility.So,common person is fine for me.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
5 Jul 08
VIP will take more responsibility,i think that really is. thank you for you choice:)
@mEisky (825)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
ughh..i dont like being VIP.,coz by that you're not been able to live freely.act freely..It's just that you cant have your privacy in everything..There could also be the times you're always guarded by some people they asked to be qith you everywhere you go..danG!!see how hard it is.?!haha..im glad im not like that!being a normal person is better than that!
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
17 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing :)
@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Being known to all is a great feeling but i am happy and contented being a common person.Work, live and happy being with my family.I am already satisfied with my situation.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
17 Jul 08
Thank you for sharing :)
@msedge (4012)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Your welcome
• United States
5 Jul 08
I'm quite content being common. I don't think I would care to have that much responsibility on my shoulders but if something happened and I gained that much responsibility I would try my best on to let it go to my head.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
6 Jul 08
Happy to be a commoner Thank you for sharing :)
6 Jul 08
For me, I am a little satisfied with my current status. Just improving my English, but, even I master English, I am still a common guy. In this world, most of people is common, So, first, we need to learn to be common. Treat things with normal sense. Treat ourselves with normal sense. But, if one day, we become WIP, just try our best to fulfill our responsibility.
• Australia
9 Aug 08
I would rather be a commoner than a VIP. Who wants all that stress when the more simple things in life provide so much joy. I don't have a lot of money to spare, but being forced into saving for the non essentials means I appreciate and respect what I have better. Having everything brings no happiness, especially when you are so stressed from all the work you can't enjoy them. I would love to live on a fairly reasonable sized hobby farm and grow as much of my food as I could. Just as long as I have internet connection though, because that is one luxury that is a must for me! My link to the world is my computer!!!!!
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
20 Aug 08
I agree with you ,most of us want to be the commoners,it's happy and free.And we can do what we want to do every time without disturbing... Wish you happy family Thank you for sharing :)
@prasanta (1947)
• India
19 Jul 08
Obviously, i want to be a common man. There is peace. Why to rush and run always. VIPs have no personal life. They are always busy. I do not want to be so.
@ifglan (1152)
• China
20 Aug 08
VIP's life is what we can't imagine,life is not their own life.. Thank you for sharing :)
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
17 Jul 08
Just to be what I am.I haven't about this question before.To be a VIP is very important?Making a difference is what I want.
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@ifglan (1152)
• China
20 Aug 08
I agree with you ,just to be what i am,we should live as we like Thank you for sharing :)