Would you rather be rich or poor?

Japan
October 2, 2008 8:04pm CST
They say money makes the world round, i somewhat agree in some aspects... We all work to get the life we dreamed off; financial freedom, cars, LV bags, coach, gucci!! and other material things..but what about if money already conflicts the way you thing about your environment; your emotions, your happiness? Would you rather be rich or poor? LOaded pockets is still better than noisy stomach...*wink!
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10 responses
• United States
3 Oct 08
I would rather be rich but because I've already been poor, I wouldn't take the money for granted. If you're born right, you'll never respect what you have and you'll live in a materialistic frame of mind. If you've struggled for money and really know what it means to make your pay check, you'll appreciate money if you someday become rich. Of course though, it would be nice not having to worry about your financial means and also be able to own the things of your dreams.
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• Japan
10 Oct 08
I can relate with you! struggle for money isn't that good. My mom used to be so poor when she was younger, they had a picture of living in a hut and they are 9 siblings. They cannot eat what they want, buy decent clothes and etc. During big gatherings my grandma is always in the kitchen, she cannot socialize coz she felt small. Then the siblings would play by their own coz the other kids have nice toys and they wont lend them. Sad story....being rich is so cool but with a good control though.
@reoko10 (578)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I would love to be rich but with out all the famous stuff. Because if I was famous then every body would won't to be in my life and know my every move. I can't live like that so if I could be rich with out all of that then it would be great.
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• Philippines
10 Nov 08
i most certainly do not wish to be poor...i would of course rather be rich...but not to the point where i would forget the value of money and just spend away on a whim...i would want to live as comfortably as possible...i would like to be able to give my kids the best things they deserve to have without having to spoil them rotten....i dont like to take advantage of anyone or anything...i would want to be rich but remain humble....so help me God!
@jayoti (66)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I would prefer to be rich rather than poor. But too much of money is also harmful for health. And i dont want to die without fulfilling my dreams.As a person's demands rises so does the urge to earn more rises. So one should feel contented with what one gets. I want to be rich so that i can go back to my homeland and buy a dream house for me and my family.......and save a little for our old age.
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Oct 08
I don't ever want to be poor. I don't have to be rich but at least want enough to take care of food, shelter and health. Rich would be nice though. :-)
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Of course I would rather be rich than poor. I know that money can't buy happiness, but I have a happy life and a great family already. Being rich would just be the frosting on the cake!
• United States
3 Oct 08
A lot of people say that money is the root of all evil. But those same people are the ones with the money. Having financial freedom for my family would be great. My kids do not go to bed hungry, but if my father were not alive, we would be much worse than we are. I have no means to do anything right now. My life is on hold. I have 2 special needs children, and until my son starts full day kindergarten next september, I can't even work a part time job. I'm not too much into materialistic things. I would love to have a nice comfortable house, but it can be decorated from Walmart. I don't think that would change if I had money. Sure there are some things I would go overboard on, but not day to day things. I'd like a car with less than 180,000 miles, but it doesn't have to cost $100,000+. I would have very nice, and safe car seats for the kids, maybe custom interior, but only to make it more kid-proof. You're 100% right about loaded pockets being better than hunger!
@kaybelle (127)
• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Oct 08
I would love to be rich, and if I do get rich I'll give back to the community. I see on tv the Forbes richest ppl and they buy extravagant stuff like for eg. 35,000 for a hutch?? come on and there is so much hunger in the world while those rich ppl have like over $100 million in their bank account, well as jesus said "It's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into heaven." So yea I would like to be rich and give back to my community eg. church, school etc. All I need is one million I'm not askin for much lol Any donations????? :D
@DAEARTS (37)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I work very hard and sometimes i feel the payoff is very slow I know people who make over $100,000 a year, they work hard as well and I notice they very rarely get a chance to sit still do believe that hard work is important but I think its the balance of working for a good living and being able to enjoy that living that so many people find hard to do
• Malaysia
3 Oct 08
I have been living in poverty since birth. Of course I would rather be rich. At least I do not have to worry about money any longer. I can buy my own house and car. I can enjoy financial freedom and I can provide the best education for my child. I have no negative issue with money as I will only be doing legal business which does not any negative effect.