Would you be rich or famous?

@nikky28 (1572)
India
February 17, 2009 4:44am CST
Not all rich people are famous and not all famous people are rich. Wealth and fame are the two things that most people want to have. If you were to choose either of them what would you choose? Would you want to be rich and live an anonymous life or would you want to be famous in people's eyes and live a simple life in poverty?
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18 responses
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
17 Feb 09
I would like to be rich, but not famous. In fact, fame is something that I detest since it will be an infringement on my privacy. I like to be left alone at times and a famous person will never be left alone. Always, there will be someone or the other near him.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Yes Frederick, sometimes everyone wants to be let alone. Thank you for the response
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
hehe btw 43 more for a 1000 :)
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Hello nikky28! I would rather be rich but not famous. If I have a lot of money, I don't want to let other people know. Aside from it's dangerous, I don't want to brag to everybody how rich I am. All I want is to have a comfortable house, good family, and money wouldn't be my problem anymore.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
17 Feb 09
Yes you are right. Sometimes being famous is dangerous lol. Thanks for the response aisa. Have a nice day!
• United States
17 Feb 09
you're welcome nikky..
@Ruby_Dawn (617)
• Spokane, Washington
17 Feb 09
if I had a choice I would be rich and live an anonymous life. I would not want to be famous,never having any privacy,having people take picture of you doing anything and everything,having people going through your garbage,and God forbid trying to black mail you with photos like they did poor John Travolta
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
17 Feb 09
Yes its sad what happened to Travolta. Sometimes the price of fame is too high. Thanks for the response Ruby
• Spokane, Washington
17 Feb 09
yes it is that is why I would never want that for me or my family :(
• India
17 Feb 09
What's the doubt yar? I will definitely chose for becoming rich.Then fame will surely come behind it. Thats the most common logic between fame and money.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Yes and sometimes it is the other way round too. Thanks for the response
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
To be rich or famous, it cannot be realized of not beacuse of happiness. For me it depends where a person is at peace and fulfilled. To be rich but not happy is not living a life as a gift. Happiness doesnt only into laughters and pleasures of life. Happiness may be achieved by good acts like being faithful to God, family, friends, to work and nature.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
True Bethoven, to be rich doesn't mean to be happy. Nice thoughts you have there. Thanks
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I rather be rich. I would hate to be known by everyone. Unable to live a private life afraid a camera may be lurking.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Yes, a camera behind you always can be tormenting. Thanks for the response
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
17 Feb 09
i'd prefer to be rich...and help the poor...also i'd set up many organizations to help em... being rich we can help many others..so i prefer to be rich
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Thats so nice, ddfreedie. Lots of rich people don't do it even if they could. Thanks for the response
• China
17 Feb 09
i think i will have choice to be rich and famous!~~ most of time,rich man is famous,and the same,lots famous man will be rich at the end time! if i can only choose one,i want to be rich!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
lol cool Zhaoguoliang, thanks for the response
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I would prefer to be rich, but rich in spiritual, physical,emotional blessings from the Lord. I don't desire to be rich in money because that is what Jesus compared to what man may serve, God or money. It is not wrong to be rich or desire to get rich if the motive is to love money, that is the root of all evil. I don't desire to be famous too. I keep a low profile as much as possible. Free from media and the world. I would not swap my life to being famous nor rich if i don't have a personal relationship with Christ, it is all nothing. I will never gain anything, i will be the biggest loser in the whole world if Christ is not with me. God said that if you choose to follow him, you have to prepare for three things, Trials, Temptations and Tribulations. God didn't die for you to be rich, He is talking more about Spiritual things in our life since we don't need to store treasures here on earth but in heaven. Matthew 6: 19-21, 1 John2:15
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Its nice that you find contentment in God. Thank you for the response.
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Rich. I love to travel and its hard when there is no money! Plus, I feel sorry for most of the famous people who have people following them around and having absolutely no privacy. That would drive me completely insane and I see pictures of some of them that should not be shared with the entire world. I hate the way people follow their lives like its a TV show - its their life!
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Oh yes, also sometimes they impose upon themselves to lead a life like a TV show. And hey, I would love to travel as well :) Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Actually both have advantages and disadvantages. And we all know about what are these, so I'm not going to elaborate it anymore. If I were to pick, I'd be rich. Not because I'm a greedy person, but I can help the unfortunates with my money, which what I actually want to do. I don't actually care about being famous, if I want to become one, I don't like the fact my life will be a public own. I care about my private life and I don't like to be judged as who I am not. But nothing better having a simple life and with that you could help people by any means as long as you can.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
18 Feb 09
Oh that's really a noble thought, Smooch. I hope you get lots of money one day :). Thanks for the response.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
Hi, I would like to be rich but not famous. I just wanted to be rich and I can enjoy my life.
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
17 Feb 09
hehe clever
@Vivianh (331)
• China
17 Feb 09
If I can choose one,I take the first one.I don't like to expose my personal life to the world.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
17 Feb 09
Yes Viv, thanks for the response
@regal_aeros (2605)
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
Rich and live an anonymous life. At times my heart does go out to those paparazzi favourties. They can't go anywhere or do anything without having some breathing space. But there again, they are rich BECAUSE they are famous. But to answer your question, i have to choose either one. And i'd rather be rich and not famous. What's the point of being famous when it doesn't do you any good but bring in loads of inconveniences? IF i have to be inconvenienced but at the same time gain (monetary) i would have to grit my teeth and swallow the bullet. But if i don't get any gains, that what for?
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@jshekhar (1562)
• India
11 Mar 09
It is a debate that has been going on for years and years. With the passage of time, my answer to this question has kept changing. In today's world, there are millions of rich people and all of them are not famous. And the converse is true as well. However, you would notice that once a person becomes famous, he can become rich if he knows how to cash in on his fame. Hence, I would prefer to be famous first, so that I can pave way for wealth :)
@ivan2000bd (1009)
• Sweden
11 Mar 09
i dont want to be famous and live a poor life rather than to be rich and live an anonymous life.
@bubbletush (1333)
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
I'd rather be rich and anonymous. It is better to be unknown because if people would know that I am rich, it might endangered my life too. Another thing, I don't want to be famous because most famous people do not enjoy the simple pleasure of strolling at the mall without people going after them, cameras following them.
@suzzy3 (8352)
9 Mar 09
if I could be truley happy then yes but I call happy being able to walk down the street.Go for a meal ,buy clothes on the high street.My family and kids being able to feel safe and not worry about security or kidnap or being burgulars.I don't think I would like to be rich and famous really,normal life is where I am happiest we would all like a bit more money but not at the point of loosing your liberty.