What do you value most?

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Australia
December 25, 2009 7:00pm CST
In life, there are many things in which we value: Love, Laughter, Success, Money, Respect If you had to choose ONE, which would you pick and why?
13 responses
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I value friends and friendship more than any of those. There is nothing that can't be filled if you have friendship. If you think you love someone without being their friend, then it really isn't love. What worth is money or success if you have no friends? And if you have friends, you have the respect of the people that you really care for...
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Yeah, friendships are extremely important but don't forget about family too!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Friends are the family you choose. Sure I have a brother, but if I wasn't related to him, I'd have nothing to do with him. Not that he's not an okay guy, but I honestly don't like him that much. Now, I like, and love, my sister, so do a lot of people. She is, like my mom, someone they always say how nice she is. I'm sure that those same people say something along the lines of how strange I am - and that's fine with me, my friends don't mind, we're all strange together!
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Actually, i don't think that's strange at all. I have a sister who are not blood-related though i love her heaps and there are friends who i consider as family. =)
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@allknowing (85600)
• India
26 Dec 09
I would say money as with money one can get all the other things you have listed. It is folly to think that those who want money are bad. Not at all. Because I had the kind of money which I could use on throwing a party to the orphans this Christmas!
• Australia
29 Dec 09
That's is so sweet of you to throw a party for the orphans! But that came from your love for these orphans in the first place, right...? :)
@allknowing (85600)
• India
29 Dec 09
What good is love when you have nothing to demonstrate it? But if one has money lots can be achieved.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
LOL, good point. I won't argue with that. ;)
@jamzy19 (73)
• United States
26 Dec 09
i would definitely choose LOVE coz that's all that matters.. when there is love, everything will follow....happiness, success and money :)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
Same thing with success, before you'll achieve it everything had followed.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Ahahahas! LOL made a good point!
@robertx (150)
• Romania
29 Dec 09
I'm sure many thought "all of the above" is a good answer, but I think the right answer should be "none of the above". The thing we should value and care for most, is our health. Simply because if we are healthy, we can laugh and have fun. And we can enjoy our time, either by ourselves or with our family and friends. Not to mention we can work hard or harder when healthy, and gain money, success, respect and a lot more... Surely, love will find us easier that way as well:).
• Australia
30 Dec 09
Hi there! You know, I think you're the first one in this discussion who has mentioned 'health'. Yeah, i agree. It's so important to maintain our health though sometimes it just completely slips our mind!
@MultiGod (86)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 09
I would choose laughter. A hella lot of money would mean nothing without a cheerful life.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Ahahaha! Statistics show that humans need to laugh at lest 5 times a day. I heard about this fact from a very reliable source- a comedian.
@xuara1 (82)
• United States
27 Dec 09
That is a very good question! I'd have to say common sense. At least for myself, it keeps me sane and from doing something stupid. If we didn't have common sense, (and some of us don't) we'd be doing stupid stuff all the time. Common sense is what tells you it's stupid to run out in front of a moving car or it's wrong to take a candy bar from a convenience store. It's what tells us not to step in an ant pile because that'd really hurt! It keeps us from doing dumb things for the most part, assuming we listen to it. Although, considering that a lot of people don't use it, I sometimes joke that common sense isn't really all that common, lol!
• Australia
29 Dec 09
LOL, that's a good joke especially since it applies to me! Unfortunately, in all's honesty, i sort of... really lack common sense and i have learnt to keep myself sane with such limited amount of coomon sense!
• United States
26 Dec 09
I would choose respect. Respect is very valuable. Respect gives you self esteem. Respect is gives you self confidence.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Hi there! I don't think anyone would want to be disrespected and when we respect someone, surely (hopefully) they'll respect us back!
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I would choose love. If love is in your heart you will definitely attract positive results. When you love someone/everyone, it makes you smile and laugh. When you love what you do, success will follow and so with money to compensate you. When you love others, you give respect to them. So love is so much powerful that it can make all virtues to follow.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
That's a very good answer you've good there! ;)
@kgil28 (14)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I would choose LOVE, because with love it will give you laughter, it will bring you success when you love what your doing, with it u will earn others respect and then money follows. If you will think about it, everything comes with love. You may choose the other values but when you have those it will never be complete without love.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Yeah, love is something we all need. I don't know what i'll do without being with my family and friends :)
@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
26 Dec 09
Why not happines? Happiness in whatever way one can percieve it. For some people it is success, for others it is love and etc.We all want to be happy, but we all have different definitions of "happiness"
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Yes, that is definitely true! That's why the things we most value will bring out happiness from within us :)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
If I have to choose one I'll pick success mainly because I won't consider myself successful without someone loving me, without me being happy, without respect from other people and without financial security. =)
• Australia
29 Dec 09
That's a good point you have there... i never thought of it that way!
@Mirsya (520)
• Indonesia
26 Dec 09
Definitely Love, because with love, I can get laughter too. I mean, love is not just a simple word, but it definitely shape me today. I am like this because of my parents' and friends' love.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Yeah, love is a four letter word though it's so powerful!
@PastorP (1173)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I would say love because that is a basic human emotional need, and once one has that, in a way you can feel like a success. Love can also be considered a form of respect.
• Australia
29 Dec 09
That's a good way to put it :)