If you had these two choices? I know it is a diffcuilt question.

India
May 18, 2010 2:14pm CST
If a Genie came out of a bottle and gave you these two choices, which would you pick assuming you HAD to pick one and why? A: you are granted 100 million dollars to do whatever you want with, but you will only have 10 more years to live. B: You are granted 10 dollars, but you will live to be 100. Don't curse me now as I asked same question to my brother and the next words from him were, "What a shi*te genie."please say why as well.
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@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
19 May 10
Yeah I agree with you that this is a very hard question. And I am really happy to answer this because this discussion for me makes sense! My ideas are overflowing now haha! I find very rare discussions here that suits my interest and mood and thanks to you again because I like this. I will answer this question by choosing only one but I will raise my point on both sides. So my decision will be at the end or bottom of this response. First option is to get 100 million dollar but to live for 10 years only from the time you get it. Second is to get 10 dollars but you will live until you reach a hundred years. The first option will allow me to help a lot of people including my own family. I can change their lives especially those love ones who needs help financially in order to support their daily needs and education. So it will really help a lot. Problem is I will only have 10 more years to live. That means I will only be reaching the age of 35 while my husband by that time will be 50. And our son by that time will be 11 years old. It will be very hard for me to leave them that early because I am happy with my life now even if we just earn enough and 10 years for me is a very short one. That is because our life has just started. Another reason is that I really want us to reach at least 50 years of married life so that we can still see our grandchildren. But we really never know what happens next. I can only base my answer with the present. Second option is to reach the years that I want because its a hundred and I am only wishing for me to at least reach the age of 80 and my husband will be 95. So it is almost there right? I even deducted 15 years haha! Anyway I understand that 10 dollars is not even enough for the expenses we have each day. So I guess it will be very hard to live that long without being sure of where to get support financially. And besides I think I understood it clear that the 100 years will only benefit me, right? Maybe I could accept if it the same lifespan applies to my husband and son. Ergo, my decision now goes to the 1st option. 10 years may be short for me but the money I will get will be enough to fulfill all my unaccomplished dreams for my family and loved ones. Not only that I will make them happy but I will also help the poor and those who really needs help like orphanage, home for the aged and deserving charities. I will make that short 10 years meaningful and unforgettable and I am going to leave a mark/spot on the hearts and minds of the people I will help. What makes life worthy is not the length of years you have lived, but what you have done to make it worth it. So final answer, option A. Even if I will just have to see my son until he's eleven. And my husband too, when he's 50. Sigh.
• India
19 May 10
Will u seek happiness only with money??? Hey. I like u. I want u to be one of my few and valuable friends.. Thanks for thinking long time and sharing ur opinion with me. You have selected good option.. You have good thoughts. The way u described, impressed me so much. Keep mylotting?
@phyrre (2321)
• United States
18 May 10
Hmm...I think I'd put that genie back. xD I wouldn't want either. I'm still young, so living only ten years is unthinkable. I do hope to live many more years than that. On the other hand, I don't really want to live to be 100 either. I want to live to an old life, sure, but not that old. Especially if it would mean living 20 years after my husband or something like that. So I don't think I'd be able to accept either one.
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• India
19 May 10
Are u sure? Think the real genie is infront of u.. Iam looking for responses like u..
• Philippines
18 May 10
I'll take the 10 dollars. I love my life even though I'm not that successful. I like it when I'm earning money based from hardwork, not some wish that will shorten my lifespan. I'd rather live a hundred years and find ways to earn money than be lazy and live only 10 more years.
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• India
19 May 10
So, u need more life. Good decision.
@thezone (9447)
• Ireland
18 May 10
I think your brother was right! Give me life any day over money.
• India
19 May 10
What will u do, if genie wishes to grant only one?
@thezone (9447)
• Ireland
19 May 10
Definitely B.
• India
19 May 10
So, u r so specific. Thank u.. Why u not wished opeion A?
• Philippines
19 May 10
i would chose that 100 million dollars for 10 more years..because for me, it is the length of your stay in this world that matters, but it is living a meaningful life..with my 100 million dollars here philippines, i could already build a buildings and business so i could provide works specially to those out of school youth.. i could give them trainings to develop them into a productive good citizen.. i could have a housing program for the poor where they can live decently and pay it by working in the liveligood i am going to put up so they can also have income to support and feed their children. with my 100 million dollars i could have a school for free for the street children...i have everything in my power to help other people live a meaningful life...and teaching them to become a good samaritan to others, spreading the goodness and kindness they recieved out of what i give them..looking at them and all these people live a happy and meaningful life is more than enough for me to live 10 years.. what is 100 years of a wasted life? seeing the people around us suffering including our family and extended families and friends? and imagine ten more years of a ,contented ,meaningul life? 't it great? if we only think of ourselves , then it is hard to chose between the two..i dont wanna live 10 more years of suffering and a life without meaning...
• India
19 May 10
Wow. I like you. Will you definitely do all such great things if u have $100 millions? Are you sure? Can u do all these within 10 years? That's great people habits. The response given by you made me to look u like Mother Teresa, the greatest Human. I will be with u if u do all such things in reality. I wish u to be in one of my few friends..
• India
19 May 10
Your response made me to mark urs as best one
• Philippines
20 May 10
i will surely do all these if i were given a chance to help people..i really wish i can have the chance to help them..right now, i am very happy that i was able to send two working students to college and now they already graduated and one of them marry an american..i consider them my greatest achievements, that i able to change their lives..but i still can do more if only i have more to give.. thank you for choosing my respond the best one.. more power!!!
• Indonesia
19 May 10
i will chose 100 million dollars, 10 years form now is enough to enjoy that 100 million dollars and help people~, for me to live till 100 is painful ... we don't know what happen when we are 70++ years old. maybe the things we can do only lying on the bed or using wheelchair and need someone to take care of us, and we have wait until 100 .
• India
19 May 10
so, u want to live just 10 years. Will u chose this even though genie dont give u $ 100 millions??
• Indonesia
19 May 10
if the genie don't give $100 millions.. i don't want to choose 10 years :-p
@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 May 10
I would choose to be granted 100 million dollars and live for 10 years because I think in ten years that will be the perfect time to die and by then I will have finished my goals and accomplishments in life. I would spend the next ten years just travelling and buying things. Take care
• India
19 May 10
In present situation, u may wish 100millions.. But, after 10 yrs, u may cry for wishing this option? Will u?
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
19 May 10
I don't think I would get the chance to make another wish as I've already chosen the original one. In ten years I will have already made all the acomplishments life has to offer. Apparently in 2012 our world is ending anyway so at least if my wish happened today, then I could live the rest of the two years happy.
• Philippines
19 May 10
i'd pick 100 million who needs to live long anyway? but i will ensure that i will outlive my 100 million by investing it in making better lives for people around me i'd make a foundation with the mission to provide free education and health benefits to those who need it and also employment basically to empower people to think the same way as i do if i could affect 100 people and they affect 100 people in turn that would mean a lot of people. And this will be my purpose for the 10 years i have to live i'd buy myself a porsche too hehehe hey i think i deserve one anyway
• India
19 May 10
You are good. I like ur response. I have observed same feelings like u here, which 5th response. I marked it as best one. I think u have read it...
• India
19 May 10
sorry its 6th one
@thekelz (277)
• United Kingdom
19 May 10
I'd take the money, you could do a lot of living in 10 years with 100 millon dollars and still leave some behind for your family.
• India
19 May 10
Why not precious life?
@eivelice (42)
• Philippines
19 May 10
for me give me the 10 million dollars and it will be okay for me to live for 10 years. 10 years will give me enough time to be with my family and love ones and i can give them what they want whenever, where ever. and after i die, they still have the money, they are rich and that will be my contentment. 100 years of suffering with just 10 dollars? no way hahahah =))
• India
19 May 10
Wow, ur response is entirely different. I appreciate ur satisfaction over money. Ur wish to take only 10 millions even though genie gives u 100 millions made me amazed. And, Do u want only 10 years of life? Why? Dont u want to live more than 10 years?? If genie offered u 100 years and 10 dollars, why cant you earn money with ur own hard work, then::--)). I tooo humorous yar....
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
19 May 10
Yeah I agree with you that this is a very hard question. And I am really happy to answer this because this discussion for me makes sense! My ideas are overflowing now haha! I find very rare discussions here that suits my interest and mood and thanks to you again because I like this. I will answer this question by choosing only one but I will raise my point on both sides. So my decision will be at the end or bottom of this response. First option is to get 100 million dollar but to live for 10 years only from the time you get it. Second is to get 10 dollars but you will live until you reach a hundred years. The first option will allow me to help a lot of people including my own family. I can change their lives especially those love ones who needs help financially in order to support their daily needs and education. So it will really help a lot. Problem is I will only have 10 more years to live. That means I will only be reaching the age of 35 while my husband by that time will be 50. And our son by that time will be 11 years old. It will be very hard for me to leave them that early because I am happy with my life now even if we just earn enough and 10 years for me is a very short one. That is because our life has just started. Another reason is that I really want us to reach at least 50 years of married life so that we can still see our grandchildren. But we really never know what happens next. I can only base my answer with the present. Second option is to reach the years that I want because its a hundred and I am only wishing for me to at least reach the age of 80 and my husband will be 95. So it is almost there right? I even deducted 15 years haha! Anyway I understand that 10 dollars is not even enough for the expenses we have each day. So I guess it will be very hard to live that long without being sure of where to get support financially. And besides I think I understood it clear that the 100 years will only benefit me, right? Maybe I could accept if it the same lifespan applies to my husband and son. Ergo, my decision now goes to the 1st option. 10 years may be short for me but the money I will get will be enough to fulfill all my unaccomplished dreams for my family and loved ones. Not only that I will make them happy but I will also help the poor and those who really needs help like orphanage, home for the aged and deserving charities. I will make that short 10 years meaningful and unforgettable and I am going to leave a mark/spot on the hearts and minds of the people I will help. What makes life worthy is not the length of years you have lived, but what you have done to make it worth it. So final answer, option A. Even if I will just have to see my son until he's eleven. And my husband too, when he's 50. Sigh.
• India
19 May 10
Hey, Have u copied and pasted ur response here again!!
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
19 May 10
I think i would rather live a longer life than having lots of money... what would you do with your 100 million dollars if you are suffering from a serious medical condition? i have been suffering from an illness and i can't enjoy my life fully. complete healing/miracle is what i have been praying for so long. I hope God would grant my prayers. Amen.
• India
19 May 10
I wish Genie to give u 100 years of live with no illness or sadness.. Thanks for sharing ur opinion with me. What is ur problem? What disease u r suffering? Sorry for asking.. I request u to tell me ur problem..
@dfcar47 (15)
• United States
19 May 10
That's easy for me. I'd take the millions of dollars and live the way I'd be proud of after I've gone. Only God can make life and Only God can take it,so the genie may not have it right so I'll take his money and leave my life in God's hands.
• India
19 May 10
Why not Genie a god? Many people only think that GOD is one who will give boons. Genie also giving that. Why not Genie then?
@annavi23 (6298)
• Philippines
19 May 10
hi manozz, you have great question there,my friend and i think i'd pick the one which i can have 100 million dollars and spend my life 10 years more. i think 10 years is more than enough and being able to have 100 million dollars can be a great help specially most filipinos. many people in the philippines is really poor and have no education. maybe i'll share some for foundations to help street children a right to be better person and live the way children should be,not on the streets. and buy my own dreamhouse for my parents and siblings and niece. i want them to live prosperously. i want to help my relatives who are really in need of money. and make my life more meaningful for my last 10 years to live. who cares about living 100 years when you are still facing poverty and crisis,right? make your life more meaningful and spend your 10 years with your loved ones peacefully. i hope i can do that,in the future...
• India
19 May 10
Hey, I like u. I have found two more people just like u. Those are 6th and 10th responded peopl for this discussion. I wish u to make friendship with them.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
19 May 10
I would be happier living the longer life with less money. Money does not bring happiness. Living life to the fullest does. What good is a fortune anyway if you are not around to enjoy it?
• India
19 May 10
Yes. Of course. You are 100% correct
• India
19 May 10
I think i wud go for B. I am just 19 so i dont wana die early...and if he wud give me 10$ a day i wud save it in a bank daily and can enjoy it later may be with my gf ..hehe
• India
19 May 10
He only gives u 10$ lifelong. what will u do?
• South Korea
19 May 10
lol..I go with the 1st one..life is not really how long u live... but how you live your days while your still alive...and theres a lot to see and lots to do and experience... I will spend the whole 10years travelling around the world..or even going to the moon,... if I can with that money..lol
18 May 10
Im going to be awkward here, you see I wouldnt want to live untill I was 100 anyway, unless I would still be fit and healthy and all my family would still be with me, so I would have to ask whether I would still be fit and healthy at 100. If he said no, that I would age normally, then I would walk away, I dont see the point of 100 mill if Im only here for 10 years. If there was no way of getting out of this, then I would choose the $10, and just start a family a bit later, so I would have company in my old age!
• India
19 May 10
oh. somehow different opinion..