Question: Would you rather be rich or Famous? Why?

China
April 24, 2009 5:12am CST
Hi, Mylottors, I saw this question from a book, and i start thinking about this, will i rather be rich or famous? This question is about choose the wealth and fame. I think i would rather be rich. Why? If i am rich, i have enough money, i will go around the world and enjoy traving, i can give the best thing to my parents and to myself. I know that famous is also important, but it will belongs to those who already rich, he don't need more money, he just needs to be well known like a star. Well, what is your choice? Be rich or be Famous? Please share with us. Thank you.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Apr 09
You think like me.I want to be a rich than a famous man.Like you I want to travel the whole world.I want to see desert,oasis,ocean,islands,long sea shore,mountains, forests,colorful birds , wild animals,water falls.For these requires lots of money.The life is one.So I want to see my beautiful mother earth with my full vision.
• United States
25 Apr 09
I think that I could do more with Money, than with Fame. With fame, there are many drawbacks. Having a good image, and if you do something 'wrong' your image would be tainted. Bleh. I dun wanna be famous. But with Money, I can be what I want, do what I want, and have some fun. Granted, I would use my Rich-ness to benefit others as well, but I would place enough away to make sure that I don't get in debt. With money, you could possibly start your own business, which in turn would get you more money, which would give you more options. Or, you could be selfish, and spend all your money on yourself. Charity is an option, though I don't know how many people might want to do that. People are pretty selfish these days. Anyways. Yeah. Give me the money, and I'll be on my way.
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@med889 (5954)
24 Apr 09
I would rather be rich to be able to do what I always wanted to do but with less money I couldnot. I want to travel, to help others, to open an orphanage. It is one of my dreams.
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• China
24 Apr 09
Hi Med, I think we have the same thinking. Money is more handy for nowadays. Right? Travel all over the world is my dream too. Let's say not all over the world first, maybe all over our country first.
• China
24 Apr 09
Med889,you must be a kind hearted person who are full of love and treat people well!If the world's filled with such persons like you,that would be great!
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@med889 (5954)
27 Apr 09
Thank you. My mother is an adopted one and I want to adopt a baby too.
@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
16 Jun 09
I would prefer to be rich, because i don't like fame... it makes you stay away from the family. I would prefer to be rich because we are al poor, we don't have a work and we need a lot of money!!
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• China
17 Jun 09
That's ture. We all envy the stars, but we don't know that they are willing to have a normal life like us. They can like who they like, they can not do what they want to do.
@ivana980 (156)
• Italy
17 Jun 09
Infact, i prefer to stay with my family. Fortunately my father has a good work and we can live well, we can have all we wants, but today, in this years, whit the "Euro" the italian people is poor, and there are person that can't have food!!! So I would prefer to have money....
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• Canada
24 Apr 09
I'd rather be right. Because with money, I could do whatever I want. Being fame is kinda a nuisance in my opinion. I mean, look at the way the celebrities are treated, and the way that the paparazzi are all over them. I'd be afraid of doing anything for fear of making it onto the headlines in next day's news.
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• Canada
24 Apr 09
rich*
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Saffrondreams, Thanks for responding my discussion. So your choice is to be rich rather than famous, huh? Good choice. No one likes their personal life be interrupt by the strangers.
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Rich or famous, which do you prefer? Hello mylotter, this is a good question but I'm gonna have to say that I would rather be rich than famous b/c at least if I'm rich I would have the money do do with it as I please.....
• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Citychic. Thanks for responding my disccsion. Your choice is rich, huh? Nice choic. What about after that?
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Hey mylot friend, yes I would choose to be rich instead of famous but after that I would take the fame b/c if I"m famous enough I could meet a lot of rich people and my wealth would never run out........
@ColinYang (193)
• Australia
24 Apr 09
Its an easy question to answer, as I don not want to be trampled by paparazzi every day of my life. And I always wanted to be rich because of my own reasons.lmao
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Colin Yang, Thanks for responding my discussion. I can understnad why you do want to be famous, because you don't want to trampled by paparazzi on your daily life. You can enjoy taking your own photos if you are rich and when you are travel. Right?
• Australia
25 Apr 09
Correct! I hear on the news that famous people get so angry at paparazzi that they are actually forced to use violence!
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
20 Jun 09
I would rather be rich to give money to charity and poor people.I will use the money to build homes for people who have no homes and for the sick people who cannot pay their medical expenses.I would not want to be famous as we have to be under high security.Anybody can attack us for our money and run away.
• China
22 Jun 09
That's very kind of you! God bless you!
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
26 May 09
Hello vivianchen, I would rather be rich instead of being famous. It doesn't really bother me whether I am famous or not. I don't like to live in prison - a very famous person until you can't go anywhere without being recognized! If I am rich, I can do whatever I want anytime, anywhere. But of course, happiness won't come with the money and again, if I have to choose between money and happiness, I will choose the latter
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• China
29 May 09
Hi Gr8life, You are right. Now a days, you can famous because you done terrible things. LOL....or you can be famous because you done terrific works! Rich is better for me too.
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
12 May 09
I would choose to be rich, I am an introvert so I do not enjoy the attention that famous people get. I would rather be a sort of secret millionaire, helping people who are less fortunate, enjoying a quiet life without media following me around. I don't like being known for security reasons also, I don't want the restrictions that are placed on famous people, I can't go shopping in the mall without people following me around or looking at me, watching my every move. I like the idea of being really rich but people do not know it. I don't intend to flaunt my riches anyway. For me being rich has a purpose and that is to be a blessing to other people, to use the money I have to help others.
• China
17 May 09
Hi Sliverlint, Thanks for responding my discussion. Agreed about being rich is better than famous. Thank you to be the number 100 post in my discussion. I think famous is good too for sometimes. lol
@loneleaf (165)
• China
5 May 09
I choose wealth, since you do not give the third choice! Be RICH is much better than famous, the fame not belongs to the famous person but also known to everybody, so when this big person go out, like shopping, eating or else, he or she would be surrounded by many fans, reporters and common people, they lost their private time and space, I think the cost as a famous person is really too big and I would rather give it up.
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• China
11 May 09
Hi Loneleaf, Thanks for responding my discussion. I understand your concern about being famous. But some of the people, they are doing something just to become famous, like going to the show, attending the singing competion, ect. All they want to do is to be famous.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I'd rather be rich. I don't envy the famous. I would go crazy always being followed around and having everything I say be put into print out of context. It just seems so invasive and like you never get a break. I like to be able to run to the grocery store in baggy sweats without people commenting on if I'm hiding a baby bump!
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Harmonee, Thanks for responding my discussions. I understand why you rather be rich then famous. It seems to us that famous in these days means you can not have your privacy, everything do or everything you say can bring you in trouble and might affect your reputation. You don't want to be like that.
• India
25 Apr 09
I would like to be rich rather than being famous as a rich person can spend his/her life with utmost freedom regardless of being cautious of public image.
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Ashishs87, Thanks for responding my discussion. You are right about being famous will have the public image. Your life will be affect by that. That's why most of the people in this discussion choose to be rich.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
24 Apr 09
I would always prefer to be rich rather than becoming famous. Because becoming famous will not give you financial popularity. Becoming rich is much better because of the fact than we can even be popular using that money
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@Keola12 (717)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I agree with you, in that others will take notice of the good things a weslthy person does with his own money, when it comes to helping others in need.
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@stanlee81 (381)
• China
24 Apr 09
Oho,I just wanna say it is a good question and a big question to answer.As we know,wealth and fame are both important for an individual.And,most of the cases,we could find the phonomino that,when you are a whealth person,and you wanna be famous.When you earn quite a big fame,you just neglect the weath.That is to say,the choice depends on the situation the choice-maker under.The routin plan is be rich and famous......(ming li shuang shou,in chinese)-----------earn both cash and fame!
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Stanlee81, Thanks for responding my discussion. Yes, rich and famous are both very important of a successful people. I wish i can have all that, but the ture is, i have none of it. Lol
• United States
24 Apr 09
i would agree with almost everybody on this discussion, I'd rather be rich, because in the instance that i wanted to be famous i can get that if i have money to invest in myself or whatever i want to do. You can be famous and broke, thats no fun! But i think the money offers better options than the fame because you can keep your life to yourself and still enjjoy all the things you want to enjoy with family and friends. And you can also help other people if you are rich, you cannot do that when your famous....
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Claudiamac, Thanks for responding my discssions. Yes, you are right. All most all the people in this discussion, they choose to be rich, as money can help them by doing a lot a things to make they famous. Money is still the key element.
• Indonesia
24 Apr 09
Both of them is important. But if have already get one of them, it will not be difficult for me to get the other one. If i am rich, i will use my money to do something benefits to the society and wi will be known by the society. If i am famous, everything i do will be look or followed by the other. it is mean that i will be more easy to do something or to have some job to make me rich.
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Wisan_Jaya, Thanks for responding my discussion. You are right, if both rich and famous are in the good ways. They can help each other to achieve. That's ture that if you are rich, you can choose to be famous or not.
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
I would rather be rich. I would like to have more money to share it with more people. That's one of my dream, to be rich and wealthy. I would like to establish a home to homeless children. Some would say that money can't buy happiness but! it is important to supply every aspect of our lives. And to help others.
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Jralivio 511, Thanks for responding my emails, i think you are a nice people, because you are thinking about helping poor people. I agree that even when we become rich, we should supply other aspect of our lives.
@kmurphy (46)
• United States
24 Apr 09
This question is a bit tricking in my opinion, because if your rich then you are famous. But again famous doesn't always mean your a movie star or anything. But when you rich and have tons of money, you sure aren't gooing to be able to be left alone. Someone is always bothering you about it. Get what I mean? Being rich turns you to being famous, being famous gets you rich! That is my outlook on the subject.
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Kmurphy, Thanks for responding my discussion. But i don't think this is a trick question. You can be rich if you are lucky enought to get the 500 million prize. You don't need to let people know that you get that prize, you just be quiet and no body will know. So you can still live in your normal life. And famous doesn't always bring you the money. What about you are famous because you are a terrorist? I mean everyone knows your name, but they hates you, will they give you money? Surely no.
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
24 Apr 09
I prefer to be rich, and I don't like to be famous so much. I can do anything with my money, but I can do nothing if my privacy is not always respected.
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• China
25 Apr 09
Hi Coldmoon, Thanks for responding my discussion. You are right, if your privacy can not be respect, then you will rather not be famous.