What would you be: Ugly but rich? or Poor but good looking?

Philippines
April 11, 2007 9:43pm CST
I have read some discussion somewhat related to this. beauty over personality, beauty over brains and what not. Let's consider another extremes: Being Ugly but Rich or Being Poor but good-looking. To add some rules, you can never have the opportunity to do any modifications in your face while you're rich. You have to remain ugly for the rest of your lives and vice versa.... What would you be?
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• United States
12 Apr 07
This is a really difficult choice to make, especially at this time and age when people would strive to achieve what's lacking in their life, either beauty or money. Beauty? There's surgery. Money? A lot of people are fast becoming smart nowadays in making more money. If I were to answer your discussion with the absoluteness that you've mentioned, I will choose poor but good-looking. At least, I don't have to suffer other people's spitefulness. What makes life more difficult is how people could degrade others, giving them less confidence. It's also difficult to be poor, but then that would be less hurting especially when one got used to being poor. Many Filipinos in my country are happy even if they're poor. Sad to say, physical features/outside appearance help a lot in job applications. At least one survives somehow (even with a meager income) but not so unhappy. Well, this is a difficult discussion. I just answered it with what came first to mind. Happy myLotting!
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
thanks so much for taking time even you find it hard to make choices but your effort is greatly appreciated. not to mention, i am also a pinoy. and yes, i agree with you. "most" of us are contended if we can only eat three times a day. and more than enough to be able have that smile of happiness in our face. and that's what makes pinoy the most happy people in Asia. thanks for your thoughts.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
I would like to be somewhere in the middle! Not too ugly, and not too poor but average looking and living somewhat comfortably! I used to be very driven by money but have learnt the hard way over the past couple of years that money is not as important as I thought it was. Yes it gives you choices but it can also cloud what's important in life. Being rich and good looking or poor and ugly makes no difference whatsoever to who you are internally.
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
thanks for the thoughts james. thats very nice. the most important thing is, we should all learn from our lessons.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Apr 07
I think I would rather be poor and good lookinng then rich and ugly. That is me though.
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
i hope this discussion doesnt offended you in anyway. i appreciate your being honest.
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I would have to say, hands down, no discussion, definitely Ugly but Rich. Being poor is so much of a challenge, been there done that. If you are wealthy at least you can still enjoy life.
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
yeah and make more friends. sometimes friends makes us more beautiful even if we are not.