If you had a family....

@crystalc (289)
United States
October 5, 2006 8:54am CST
would you leave them if some one offered you a million dollars? Yes or no and why?
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@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
5 Oct 06
NO! money couldnt buy happiness without my family! My family is what makes me happy! Money would HELP, but not worth giving up my family for!
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• United States
5 Oct 06
I agree. I already have money, but without my family it would be useless.
5 Oct 06
never
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@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
5 Oct 06
never!!!!!! What will u do of money it comes and goes by! close ppl are always there for u in ur good and bad times!
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@crystalc (289)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Well it makes me happy to see that there are still good people in the world. :) Sometimes I have to question it when there are so many bad things going on.
@crystalc (289)
• United States
5 Oct 06
I guess it's ever scince I had my son. I am just a scared mommy watching the world decline and wondering if my son will ever have a chance to be truly happy. You know, not worrying about his daddy dieing in Iraq. Or people killing each other over road rage.
• India
5 Oct 06
i juz have to say tat hope is the thing tat noone can steal so dnt lose it juz be +ve
@miha20 (215)
• Romania
5 Oct 06
nooooo.family is more important.i dont sell my family for money.family is all that i have.
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@Morale (10)
• Nigeria
5 Oct 06
Never. Your Family is a gift from GOD. If you reject them for anything(whatsoever), you are rejecting the gifts and blessings of GOD.
@ntsiti (112)
12 Oct 06
No human being is quantifiable in monetary terms.To have relatives is not something one had a decision to have.we receive them as blessings from God and also no gift from God is equal to a certain amount of money and no any amount of money can replace the warmth and comfort we receive from our families.Just remember those hard days when you face unpleasant conditions at school or at work place but your familiy encouraged you to keep on going.Would millions of money do that?.Everytime we go out there are unpleasants awaiting us but fortunately we have mothers ,fathers ,husbands and wives and everybody else to go back to for comfort and in most cases they really do give it and by xchanging them for money we will miss what nothing can replace.For this reason I would keep and love my family in whatever economic backgrounds they might be in as long as we are happy is all that i need from what I call a family.
@ntsiti (112)
12 Oct 06
Tell me what "this post contains a mature response" is suppose to mean and wha function it is supposed to perfom.
• India
5 Oct 06
HOw can one even think of that. Man, family is not just a group of people ,its life 4 me. Money can be made in many ways but a good family cannot be formed in days..........
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• Canada
5 Oct 06
Yup you said the magic word" Good Family" not everyone has a good family. You are very lucky.
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
5 Oct 06
no because my family is my million dollar
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• China
5 Oct 06
A lousy million -- you gotta be kidding lady. 10 mil, well............
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@busymommy (261)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Never. What would you have when the money ran out? It would never be worth it!!
• United States
5 Oct 06
I would never leave my family if someone offered me a BILLION dollars. I'm very close to my family. They are my rocks. not even my immediate family, but also my extended family.
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@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 06
NO. I can earn millions if I really want but I can't get back my family once I lost them regardless for any reasons!
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@swapnarao (101)
• India
5 Oct 06
No way.just money can never bring you true happiness.What's the use of all that money when you dont have anyone who cares for you .
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@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
5 Oct 06
No amount of money could take me away from my family. They are irreplaceable.
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@anandsaab (590)
• India
5 Oct 06
What an absurd question is this...Who is willing to give away his or happiness for money.Money can never buy you happiness.
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@code_11 (902)
• Nigeria
5 Oct 06
nop i wouldn't do that on my normal state of mind lol
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• United States
5 Oct 06
I would never leave my family for any amount of money. I could never be happy with out them. I would rather be poor and living off the streets and still have my family than living extremely rich and in some fancy house with out my family. I would have an emptyness inside of me everyday of my life.
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@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
5 Oct 06
No, I would never. And if anybody says they will, then their just weird.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
5 Oct 06
No, I wouldn't leave my family if someone offered me a million dollars, not even for two trillion! Doing that would mean that I love money more than my family. My family has been there through all the good, and the bad. I value them more than anything that money could ever buy.
@Brooke3 (614)
5 Oct 06
No. FAmily is really important to me and I would never take any amount of money to leave them.
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@LaGitana (278)
• United States
5 Oct 06
At the moment, I have almost no money in my bank account. And a million dollars seems like a lot of money. But it's nothing. Really... a million dollars is nothing. I read a story recently about a man in Viet Nam who became very very rich, but then lost all his money during the war. He rebuilt his fortune very quickly in another way. But the government arrested his family and threatened to execute them all unless he handed over all of his land and real estate holdings. He did not hesitate for a moment. He later managed to make his way to the U.S. where he and his wife worked in his cousin's bakery. They lived in the back and ate donuts for a couple of years until they had enough to put a down-payment on the bakery. They continued to live in the back of the bakery for a few more years, eating probably a bit better than donuts (though eating donuts would be my ideal way to save money)until they had enough saved to pay off the bakery. They now are millionaires many times over and have an incredible bakery (I'm told... I'd love to go there... just to be in these peooples' presence) A million dollars is nothing. And you can get it even if you don't leave your family. If you have to leave your family, do it for other reasons.
@crystalc (289)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Thank you for sharing that amazing story. It's very inspiring. I would like to meet these wonderful people as well. maybe thier bakery has a web site. could you find out the name?
@LaGitana (278)
• United States
8 Oct 06
So sorry, I've looked in all my recent readings, because I read it only recently, but could not find the reference. But it doesn't matter. It's inspirational because it's true. Thanks for your comment.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
5 Oct 06
No, this is simply impossible. Around 2years ago my husband met with a major road accident and was in bed for around 4 months. I was always there by his side along with my children. this has further strengthed our ties and none of us can ever think of departing for the sake of money.
@crystalc (289)
• United States
5 Oct 06
i'm glad your husband is better. I too would never leave my family for any amount of money.
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
5 Oct 06
Im glad he is fine now sorry for the tuff times u had, glad he is still with yall