yes or no???

Philippines
May 20, 2008 8:23pm CST
if a stranger ask to give your memory to him in exchange of all the wealth in the world and eternal life... what will you answer?... this is ask by a friend of mine to our church leader... and it hits my brain when i hear what he answer..."yes" he didnt bother to explain...we are all stunned... but for me its a "no"...cant explain more but i stay to "no"
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15 responses
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
25 May 08
Hi there Eve! No. I won't do that. I am happy with my memories and I think that there is enough reason why he wants to get rid of his wealth and also eternal life in exchange for my memories. My memories are really of value then.
• Philippines
30 May 08
hi nana... memories are wealth,thats what i believe too.
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@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
21 May 08
Even though my memory is failing a bit I still say no. First of all my memories are priceless. No amount of money is worth what I have learned in this world or the memories that I carry with me. Secondly, who wants to live forever. I don't. I am enjoying my time while I am here but I don't want to be here for eternity.
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• Philippines
21 May 08
tnx sister,thats what im thinking too.
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yes would be a fine answer for me as far as I'm concerned. The things of the world, our experiences and interactions with it are all embedded in our memory. When we go then these things become part of us even in the next life. If I should lose my memory than I would have a fresh start, with all the wealth and eternal life to boot. What's not to love?
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@elmiko (6637)
• United States
29 May 08
I could not do it. You remember the most basic things when you are young. I would then have no common sense. Its harder to remember things anyway the older you get. My grandfather even said this.
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• Indonesia
25 May 08
I would say NO. All the money in the world would mean nothing if I can't remember why I wanted money in the first place. I want money for my family, my Mom, my Brothers, my Daughter and my husband. I wouldn't want to forget about them and all the good and bad memories I have of them.
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@apsara60 (6611)
• Israel
25 May 08
definitely a big NO......... What is the use of wealth, when you don't remember who you are, who is your family, your parents, brothers , sisters, children......all loved ones.....it is so scary........I think the person who says yes , already has some kind of mental problem........ Have a nice day.
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@lieanat (1138)
• Malaysia
23 May 08
Hi, lady11eve, I'll say no as well as it's a devil's offer. What's point to have all the wealth and eternal life but without your own memory? And only Jesus can grant us eternal life.
• Philippines
29 May 08
its nevr easy to give up memories of our love ones
@lieanat (1138)
• Malaysia
29 May 08
Yup, family and sweet memories are more valuable than anything on earth!
@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
21 May 08
Maybe that person, your friend, had some bad stuff happening to him/her in life so the think it's better not even to remember it. I have few things happened to me that I would really like to forget but I can't say that I would give all my memories for all the wealth in the world although it would be tempting and I wouldn't refuse very convinced but I think I would still refuse. Memories make you who you are, bad or good they might be.
• Philippines
21 May 08
its actually like a game only...after every rehearsal we stay for a while at the back of the church to relax,have a chit chat before we separate and do our lives...that day wer kinda playing...fastes answer,it never that serious until that friend of mine couragely or let me say...he bravely ask that question to one of the church leader...we still laughing and kinda teasing him...'hey hey youll be suspended'...but until we hear the answer of the preacher...hes serious and he actually dont blink nor smile...thats when we all got serious too...and im thinking "uhmm is this really that serious?"
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
21 May 08
[i]if a stranger ask to give your memory to him in exchange of all the wealth in the world and eternal life... what will you answer?... [/i] Well in spite of the fact that there are NUMEORUS terrible memories that I have I also have some beautiful and wonderful ones that I'm just not willing to give up..Add to that the simple fact that I have no desire to live forever or to have all the wealth in the world and my answer would be a solid NO without hesitation..
• Philippines
21 May 08
im sentimental to my memories even bad or good... and just like you i dont want to give up my memory too. tnx for sharing raven...
• Philippines
21 May 08
I'll say no..my memory is priceless. I can't imagine loosing my memory..I'll be miserable. If I don't have my memory, how can i remember i have wealth (lol)..
• Philippines
21 May 08
ands its scary to be miserable...knowing youll ahve amnesia...
@Kierstal (143)
• United States
21 May 08
That's an interesting question. I think... perhaps I would say "yes", but only if there was no other 'catch'. If you can accept the question at face value, and the eternal life was genuine and not a "haha, you're going to spend your eternal life in misery!" kind of thing, then yes, I would trade it for my memories in a heartbeat, and I wouldn't even particularly want the wealth to go with it. Because if you have eternal life, then I'll have plenty of time to make new memories. However, if the catch was that I had to spend the rest of my life and never be able to remember anything else ever again, then I'd probably say "no"...
• Philippines
21 May 08
very clever...safe answer kierstal. tnx you manage to share your thoughts
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
21 May 08
I would have to say no without a doubt. Yes, the wealth and eternal life would be nice but my memories are worth more to me than anything. I have both good and bad memories but those that I do have I want to keep them with me as long as I am able.
• Philippines
21 May 08
me too.i myt have terrible memory,but still wanna make everything to remember the bad and good memories...its a wealth already
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jun 08
nonono I would never give up my memory for all the wealth in the world or immortality. my memory is a huge part of me and it stays right where it belongs inside my elderly head.lol
• Canada
23 May 08
No way ... I would never trade my memory for all of the wealth in the world and eternal life. What would be the point of life and wealth without a memory of your friends, family, and experiences in life?
• Philippines
22 May 08
i would never trade my memory to anything. it is something that i've worked hard for... my relationships, education, things like that. and it costs more than what the world could offer. and eternal life?? a short but fruitful life is enough for me. ;)