Who does NOT want to be a millionaire?

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
March 23, 2009 9:52am CST
Everyone needs money but not everyone WANTS money. It's a fact that some people can survive without much cash, and some would even give away their excess cash because it gives them unnecessary headaches. Frankly, I don't understand why some people would say they don't want to become millionaires. I am quite surprised when I asked some of my friends this question, and I got varied answers! Some were being funny and said, I don't want to be a millionaire--- I want to be a BILLIONAIRE! (ha ha ha) So do you want to be a millionaire or not?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
23 Mar 09
depends on the price I guess nothing in life is free, at least not millions bucks I have never had much luck with lottery or good paying job so I am used to save money, not spending it I don't think having a lot of money will help solve problems I need enough money, not a lot of money and all I need to clear up all debts including mortgage, car, whatever loans is 300K or with interest maybe around 325K so I don't need to be millionaire, just need this number and all my stress will be gone plus I might get to save some money I can find p/t job and start my life over again next year hopefully when crisis is over
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
16 Apr 10
thanks for BR
@darsa123 (36)
• United States
23 Mar 09
i want to be a millionaire! but for different reasons then most. i wouldnt spoil my kids into stuck up brats like some do thats for sure. i honestly would buy a house, nice car and a maid .. then i would set up my goal that i have had for a long time. i am owed 23 thousand in back child support and dont think its fair for my children to suffer because their daddy is a junkie on welfare! i have always wanted to seek out other moms who are owed money in situations like mine and just give it to them. i wouldnt send it to child support because then that would let the dad off the hook, hell to be honest i would seek out dads owed too! kids shouldnt have to go without because of an absent parent and nobody out there helps with this kind of thing.. ive looked..and looked and looked!
• United States
23 Mar 09
Thats an AWESOME idea! That would be amazing and wonderful, and I too have searched, and searched, and searched. Nobody will help us.....and nobody will until someone stands up and just does it! I hope you get the chance to make your dream come true, and along with it, many other women and children!
@moneymommy (3420)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I do not want to be a millionaire! No way you can keep it. I just want enough to get by and pay my bills and have extra left over to enjoy some travel. Thats all I want.
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@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
I want to be a millionaire if the money is hard-earned. Of course that is very hard to reach and I can never be a millionaire in just one day or one decade. But being a millionaire is not impossible. I know that money has a lot of impact on our personality and it can make us evil. But being a millionaire after decades of hard work I think has the less chance of you becoming evil. You worked hard for the millions in your hard and it is a result of your sweat, tears and effort. In case there will be an instance that I will become millionaire because of winning in a contest where I joined, then that would be a great blessing. If millions came your way unexpectedly, of course you can either be a one day millionaire or you can use the money and invest in business. It is just a matter of being wise and not letting evil affect your decisions. In my case I have always wanted millions, but in case it will affect the good relationship I have now and the happiness I feel with my son and husband then I will not hesitate to just give the millions away. There are more people who needs it. But of course I would be hypocrite to say that I will consider other people first than myself. Maybe I'll get a few to help my husband with the expenses and I am pretty sure he will be happy with it. Again it is just a matter of deciding right. Having a million in my hands will also make me help my family especially my mother who is working very hard. My five brothers are still young and they need help to pursue their studies. There are many ways to kill a cat. That means there are many ways to use money and it is up to you if you will use it in bad or good ways. And again think very hard first before using the money and never ever allow money to eat your time with your own family. I love my husband and son more than anyone else and I would never ever trade them just to have millions. We SHOULD have millions all together! LOL!
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@Zalvor (728)
• Turkey
23 Mar 09
I am not against money, however I do believe that if I had an excess amount of money it would present obstacles in my relationships. I would wish to please all my friends and relatives, but so many people are in need of money, how would I please everyone, and would the remaining money be enough for me? I guess without the wisdom of being not attached to money it would haunt me in various ways. What if some relative or friend would suddenly get jealous because I gave more money to a friend than them? Would I have to hide my identity? So many questions that require time to digest. I am still not against money, but see that if it came suddenly it would also bring with itself a burden naturally.
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@KrauseHome (34995)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Well, if something happened in my life where God was to allow me to become a Millionaire I would not complain about it, and would be able to do a lot more than I can now and help out more people as well, but honestly to me, Money is not everything. It is nice but it cannot buy Love, and the peace you get from knowing even though you may not always have a lot at least you have a roof over your head and food in your cupboard so that is Ok for you as well.
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• India
23 Mar 09
i need money to live but i dont want to be a millionaire . i have a lotts of need for money to live . if i get money more i will have alots of tension and worries i dont want to be like that so i diont want to be a millionaire .
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I would love to be a millionaire! If I had millions of dollars, I would probably live the same lifestyle I do now. I wouldn't be out buying extravagant items and living in luxury. I would definitely want to save my money so that I wouldn't have to work as much in the future, would have more free time, could retire early, etc. I would definitely donate money to charities and causes I supported. And with that extra free time I'd have from not working, I would volunteer. I currently volunteer and donate money to charities, but being more financially stable and having more money would mean that I could have more time and money to donate! So that is really the main reason I'd want a lot of money.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
23 Mar 09
My view on the whole money thing is this, money cannot buy you happiness. But having money can let you focus on the things that make you happy. I think it when people believe if I have money, my life will be easy. That is never true. But I would like to think that I would be able to help people more or be a little more patient if I didn't have to worry about the nortgage or the utilities or insurance.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
23 Mar 09
I don't want to be a millionaire.I don't know if i can reach that position.Becoming a millionaire means we need security.IF i have money for my basic needs and some enjoyment it is okay.Having too little cash is also not enough because we need to think twice before we buy products.Having a moderate amount is very good.
• United States
23 Mar 09
I do NOT want to be a millionaire. There is too much that comes along with that. I don't ever want to forget my family and where I came from, and with money like that, we become someone else. It changes our entire outlook on life and everything in it. It swells up our heads and makes us feel we are better than others. I don't want to be like that. I would definately like to be financially secure, but I don't need millions....
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• Philippines
25 Mar 09
well, i think everybody aims to be a millionaire sometimes but it always depend with our maker if he allows us to be a millionaire. But i just want to live a simple life and be contented with my life, but not to live a so poor and unfortunate life,, i find to survive it that way, like what i experiencing today..My purpose in life is to live simple and follow God's will and to help other people to bring their faith back to God again.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
I would not mind. I am the type who believes that we should be content in whatever situation --quoting the Bible - and so it does not matter if I am poor or rich. I am the type who do not believe that poor people are better and that money will cause you trouble. It depends on who you are. Your inside does not change unless of course having money may make it easier for your health and you can pay for the operation you needed. Then again that million dollars may help you start a business and employ a whole lot of people as well as do things for others. As long as it is honest, and I am not sitting on the results from a bank robbery or something like that.
@gzlgzl123 (224)
• China
24 Mar 09
I want to be very much.Maybe the millionaire doesn't want to be a millionaire because they already have plenty of money.However,the poor always have the dream that one day they will becaome a millionaire.Money is important in everybody's life,if there is no money,we can't do everything.
• United States
24 Mar 09
I would like to become a millionaire but I don't consider money to be the most important thing in the world. I am not obsessed with money. I just use money as a tool to persuade people to give me what I want. What I mean by that is it is better then bartering. I would rather use money then give exchange my stuff or provide a service. Just look at the prison life. Prisoners have to barter all the time.
• China
24 Mar 09
Wow,with all due respect,there's not dennying that who don't be a millionaire.In real life,although some people said that they can live happiness without money,but they don't think about if they don't have enough money they even have no food to eat and they can't dress smooth.So most of people struggle just want live well and have enough money to spend.
• China
24 Mar 09
of coures i want.no one doesn't like money,friend,yes people can live with lieele cash,,who doens't stave...but everyboby would like to enjoy the life. eat well,use LV some famous brand.money is most imporntant in our life..
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
I would be a hipocrite if I will say I don't want to become a millionaire. Who in this world would like to stay broke forever? It is not a sin to dream of becoming a millionaire, what is sinful is when you steal money to get that millions.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
23 Mar 09
Guess, no person on earth would decline if given that opportunity!hehehe well, I personally would not have a second thought if someone would give me that chance. Well, I know there a lot of things more valuable and important than money, but living the kind of life that I have right now, and being rich wont mean anything in exchange then I could have the almost perfect life. I live in a peaceful house, intact family, fun and talkative, smart siblings, all 4 of us got scholarships for college education, the other 3 younger siblings are not in college yet but they are top in their respective classes. We have quarrels and fights too, but they are not that big and we don’t keep grudges, but having a big family, we try to make ends meet, so if I would get rich and be a millionaire then maybe we will have a better life than we have now!hehehe
@bballpro (79)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I can understand donating money to a church, but giving money away because you can't live with it and you don't want to have money? I have never seen that before. It is good to have money, but you should never let it take over your life. There is nothing wrong with having some spare cash, I would enjoy having lots of money as a matter of fact, but I would not let it control my life.