Which one will you take first in life, DIGNITY OR MONEY?

@12051976 (231)
Ghana
March 3, 2007 3:11pm CST
People says money is life but dignity commands respect in society. which one are taking first if you are giving the opportunity to pick one at a time? Experienced people let me hear from you.
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5 responses
• United States
10 Mar 07
I would definitely take dignity. Before I met my husband, I was a single mom of a little boy, living in low income housing, struggling to make it, while putting myself through college. Though we didnt have alot of material things, my son and I had each other, and we made it through without the money, because of my dignity. I was not afraid to step up to the plate and do whatever was needed to make sure he was taken care of. If i had been showered with money my entire life, I most likely never wouldve appreciated the struggles I had to go through, nor would my son.
@12051976 (231)
• Ghana
10 Mar 07
great! if you had place money first as other people do you wouldn't have reach where you are now. Thats a clever one there, good of you. Keep it up!
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@Darkwing (21590)
3 Mar 07
I would take dignity first. Money is useful but it doesn't give me the life I crave. I feel friendship and dignity are far more important, as well as peace and love. I want to understand people and for them to understand me, and once that is accomplished, and we allow each other space, life is pleasant. Thank you for this discussion, and Brightest Blessings.
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@12051976 (231)
• Ghana
10 Mar 07
thats great of you i love the content of your response great
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I would have to pick dignity, hands down! Money, you can go out and earn back without worrying to much what someone thinks of you, but once you have lost your dignity, it is an uphill climb all the way to try and regain it. Not to many people talk about money they way they do the person as a human.
@12051976 (231)
• Ghana
10 Mar 07
i think you are right! but don't you think other people just don't care about dignity but money! money! money!?
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Absolutely I do think that. I have an aquaintance who I have tried to talk to about his obsession with money. His own words are, I do not need friends as long as I have money. The problem is, he does not have money and he has lost many friends in his lifetime due to his desire for money, not caring what heartbreaking things he'd say or not caring who he stepped on or pushed out of the way to try and obtain his goal of riches. His attitude is that people owe him, they should just drop everything and do for him. Yet, he does nothing to earn this kind of respect or friendship. He does not want to work for his living, he wants it handed to him on a silverplatter & to even suggest that he actually lift a hand to help himself seems foreign to him. Why work if I can con an old, sad and lonely woman who is wealthy into believing I love her? I have heard those words come from his mouth. Yet, he sits alone most days, no friends, no visitors and a family that has all but disowned him for the way he has treated them. Does he take stock of this and try to change? No, he feels sorry for himself and blames everyone else. Sadly, there are far to many people with either part or all of the same attitude. Money feeds me, Money puts a roof over my head, Money gives me heat in the winter and cools me in the summer, Money buys me the medicines I need when I am sick and Money allows me to go and enjoy nyself with friends and family, BUT, Money does NOT rule my heart.
• United States
11 Mar 07
You need your dignity way more than money. Money is not your life and people put way to much value on money. They think money will give them everything they need and they are so wrong. When you have money it sure does not buy you the happiness you want. You need friends and when you have don't have money you know who your true friends are. Let say you won some money and the all of a sudden you had all kinds of friends and you would know why. Dignity means so much in life and no one seems to realize that at all.
@Naomi17 (624)
11 Mar 07
You need enough money to survive but money won't buy you happiness i prefer to have my dignity in tact and be honest