Which would you rather have, lots of money or lots of good friends?

@Citychic (4071)
United States
May 17, 2009 4:13pm CST
Hey friends, I was just now sitting down thinking about things, now which of these would you rather have, lots of money or lots of really good friends. Which is more important to you? While the money would be very tempting I would have to say that I would rather have lots of good friends, what do you think?
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
17 May 09
Hi Citychic, I would have to say good friends over money any day. Money might bring temporary happiness but with no friends to enjoy it with ,what good would it be. You could be richer than your wildest dreams but without friends, life would become very lonely. You might get people just hang out with you just for the money but they would not be real friends, once the money was gone, so would they. So good friends are worth more than money in my opinion.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
I have to agree with you my friend, a good friend is worth more than rubies and gold. That's why I wonder about the superstars sometimes, how in the world are they ever able to figure out who is really there as a friend and who isn't? Fake friends are easy to find but real ones are very rare indeed! Have a nice day mylotting?
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
18 May 09
Yes a true friend is worth their weight in gold. I have no idea how the superstars separate the true friends form the fake. People are attracted to money and you would never know there true intentions, are they interested in the person or just the money.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
I know just what you mean. It can't be an easy fiat. Thanks for everything!
• India
18 May 09
Lots of good friends who have lots of good money? O_O
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
18 May 09
But,if they keep the money to themselves, that won't help either, hahaha! Most rich people are very stingy, hahaha! Not all.
@rosekiss (30306)
• Eugene, Oregon
17 May 09
To me, I would want both, as until I came in here, I didn't have friends, and now I am getting paid for posting too, so I think they both go hand in hand. It seems like I have people wanting to be my friends everyday, and that really makes me feel good, that they have chosen me as one of their friends. It is nice to be able to share our opinions with each other, frirnds and not friends alike. I really do enjoy being here and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Friends or money? Thank you friend, that was a very nice response you offered to this discussion. I look forward to hearing more from you. I believe that we really can have the best of both worlds, it's all in how we manage them. Have a great evening!
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
17 May 09
There is no contest, it's not even a decision. Lots of good friends would be my choice. Life is lonely when it is just us. What good would a lot of money do me if I didn't even have any friends.
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@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Yes friend, I know just what you mean, Hope you have a nice day and have lots of friends as you desire.....with any luck you will have lots of money too. Keep mylotting!
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
19 May 09
I know the point is to choose, so I guess I go with lots of friends. I've been totally broke before, but had a good core of friends that were in the same situation and it made it easier. In a perfect world I would have a balance of the two. A nice amount of money (I don't need to be a billionare) and a nice core of friends that I know and love.
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• India
18 May 09
I would like to have both lots of money and lots of good friends. The whole world revolves round the money. To breath, to eat, to drink you need lots of money. Automatically when you have money many wants to be your friends. The problem is to get good friends. The friendship is related to our mind. We can relax and get rid of stress acquired during making money.
• Canada
18 May 09
Hands down and with no hesitation, I can firmly say that I rather have lots of really good friends than lots of money. Granted, lots of money would be great to have but having a lot of good friends make life worth living. Sometimes it is a shame to not have the best of both worlds this way, where you have many good friends and lots of money to enjoy the finer things in life with them. Still, a lot of good friends supercede money in value.
@oneidmnster (1387)
• United States
17 May 09
I'd like to have lots of money and some ok friends.I have one best friend and I married her.If we had lots of money,we could spend more time together.
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Hey friend, you sound like one of the lucky few to have married your best friend. Now the icing on the cake would be if you could find some kind of business where the two of you could be together all the time. You could be getting hugs and kisses all the time. Wouldn't that be right up your alley? Sounds good to me:) Happy Mylotting.
17 May 09
Honestly I am a solitary beast so having a lot of good friends does not really appeal to me. But then having a lot of money is not that appealing either as other than giving it away what do you do with it when you are happy to be on your own. Now if you said financial freedom, which for me is different to having a lot of money, then it would be a no brainer, financial freedom every time.
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Money or friends, Okay Solitary beast, lols, thanks for participating in this discussion. You can get financial freedom if you're willing to pay the price for it. We all can for that matter. I hope you have a great day and hope to hear more from you here at mylot!
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
17 May 09
Can I just have both because what would you do w/ money if you don't have friends and if you have friends , how will you live then if you don't have money
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Nope, sorry, you can't have both but if you act really nice you might just gain a friend. hee hee...... I know that was a bit tired but then again I'm feeling pretty tired myself right now, anyways, happy mylotting and thanks for responding.
@LouieWpHs04 (4558)
• United States
17 May 09
Gotta' be honest with you. I would have to say neither. It's better to have a small group of close friends then lots of good friends spread out. Simply because lot's of good friends means you really have to spread the time out really thin to be able to hang out with all of them. A small group of friends then is really the best option as you'll have more then enough time to hang out with them and it gives more of a true "friend feeling" as compared to the acquaintence feeling if you try to have too many "good friends" at once. Money is well, money. You don't need lot's of money to live a good life(unless you're spoiled.). That's my input!
@Citychic (4071)
• United States
18 May 09
Hey Louie, thanks for your input, it sounds like it was well thought out. Hope you will add me as a friend and we can continue to share and learn about each other. Have a nice day and have fun mylotting. It's raining over this way right now, hope the rain don't last too long. I should have asked if you'd like to have lots of money or acquaintances but you answered it just fine.
• India
6 Apr 10
I love to have many friends coz friends are the real you. so if am duplicating myself then i can find happiness in this world which money wont bring much.So having many friends are as much equal to having lots of money.
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
I would rather have lots of money because money is like a sugar coated thing that many insects will surely flock to. What I'm trying to say is that when you have lots of money many friends will want to have your company. But I admit that if you have money it's hard to find somebody you can trust that treasure your friendship and not your money only.
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Maybe this sounds wrong, but lots of money. Because I could use the money to travel the world and find new friends, LOL!
@pinetree (218)
• China
8 Jul 09
first ,I want to have lots of friends ,then lots of money ,the money can make our material things more fruitful ,we can share together ,if we just poor people,do not have enough money to satisfy our life ,then we always in trouble ,and we can not share good time together ,so I also need enough money to share together .
• Romania
7 Jul 09
I think we deserve both. There was a period in my life when I really had something against money and what people do for getting them, all the sacrifices, fears, dangerous, unscrupulous games. I wanted money to disappear. But money are part of out lives, all good and bad things come because most people choose them to come. We decide what's important, we choose between one or another and we all change. You cannot be happy with one single thing, we need (and deserve) all, so, I do not think only money can make us happy, but something of everything. I no longer think that is bad to wish money, I think is bad to choose between one and another. The real way does not require us to choose. We should not give up friends for money or vice versa as long as we need to balance, we need everything we have created and maintained and we need to stay humans. We need a lot because human beings are complex beings.
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
26 Jun 09
I would prefer having lots of friends.They will be with me when i am in trouble.No one can steal good friends from me like money.They will also see that i go in the right and not the wrong path.They will be around when i am sad.They will also give me support in studies and give me information of good shops and clothes.Money can fetch me the things to buy but lots of money is threat to life.
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I would much rather have lots of good friends because green paper can't really keep you company or help you through the times when you are depressed or bored. I guess you could buy a lot of material possessions but in the end what are those really worth? It's not like you can take you with you when you die. You can take the learning experiences and things you have been taught into the afterlife though.
9 Jun 09
I would rather have lots of friends. Just imagine how lonely you could be if you had loads of money. Money cant buy everything and although it is needed to buy the things we need. You cant buy friendship and the most important friends are the ones that will support you no matter how rich, poor or what 'class' you are. your true friends will like you for being you and will appreciate all the things you do for them. Would you really be able to buy everything you want from a large amount of money??
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
23 May 09
Hello Citychic, It is very clear that I will choose to have more good friends rather than money. I do believe money is important in our lives but money is not everything. It won't guarantee your happiness though you have a lots of money and can buy everything that you want to. As for good friends, it is something that you can't buy with money.