What would you NEVER give up for a million dollars?

United States
February 1, 2007 11:55am CST
What is one thing you own right now (material item) that if someone offered you a million dollars for you - you'd turn them down?
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Well, I suppose it would be photos of my family. I think that is the only material thing that I would not be willing to part with for money, because they are irreplaceable, and priceless.
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@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Heaven your question was very clear, I guess some people jump in because they immediately think what's most important to them. Their responses are heartwarming but off topic. I would have said my Mum's ring that I had except it was stolen from me. The next things I own which are irreplacable are my photo albums. Nothing fancy but a whole lot of memories come to mind when I look through them.
17 Mar 07
Hi, I have several things that I would not give up for any amount of money. The first thing is my great grandma's ring, i never met her but my mother gave it to me and it was one of her most treasured things so it sits in my safe and will never be parted with for any amount of money. The second things i wouldn't part with are the photo's of my children and my family members, they are all too precious to me. The third thing is the cushion i use to sleep on at night instead of a pillow, i have had it since my teens, it stinks and is covered in stains but i cannot sleep without it (even though i'm 27), its sad but its true, i would not part with it (or i'd be an insomniac for life LOL) Good discussion, i hope you get lots of good replies Lisa
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
my pocket pc.I never thought that my parents would want me to pursue a career in journalism until I received a pocket pc as a birthday gift with a small note attached on the box which read, "don't stop writing." That was the first gift related to my future career and I would never dare give it up.
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you for your response. I think you really understood what I was getting at - so thank you. I never said what my item would be and I should have to give people an example, I guess :) I wouldn't trade a million dollars for my mother's wedding ring set. After she passed away, I found out that my father did not have them buried with her - she had stated that she wanted them passed on to either myself or my sister. Her mother's ring was buried with her though, per my request. Anyhow, I ended up getting her wedding set and even though it's too small for my fingers and the bands have been worn thin on the underside from her wearing it for 35 years - it means the world to me and if someone offered me a million dollars for it, I'd tell them "no thank you". Thanks for sharing your story about the pocket pc - I wish you much luck in your writing career!
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Thanks... for raising this topic. It's a tough one especially if you haven't had attached a meaning to your material possession. Most people might dismiss themselves as materialistic if they get to answer this post accordingly. Maybe it's just a matter of seeing the intrinsic value of those material objects. :) I wish that you may keep your mother's ring for a lifetime and pass it on to the next generation perhaps.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I have this really old tea set that my grandma gave me. There is no way I would trade it for a million dollars. I remember playing tea party with my grandma on it when I was little. I was soo excited when she gave it to me even though I was a teenager and didn't play with it anymore. But it's part of who my grandma was. It actually is quite valuable monetarily, too. But I would never sell it.
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
1 Feb 07
I just can't afford to let one million dollars go anyway. But one thing i can't do and that is to kill people. Otherwise if you give me one million dollar, I'll do whatever you want me to do.
@lilypie (79)
• United States
2 Feb 07
That I own hmmm lol I have nothing worth that if some one offered me a million dollars for my stuff I would say have a hay day LOL Its yours! Wow If I could be so Lucky...
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1 Feb 07
Definitely my children. There is nothing anyone could give me that would make me give them up.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I wouldn't give up my child for money either :) I was looking more for a material item and not a person - something you own that means so much that you wouldn't even trade it for a million dollars. Soooo?? :)
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@tmnjyk (3486)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
It is the love of my parents to me and my loving husband. I love them so much that I can't afford to lose them no matter how much the offer is.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
I don't think there's anything material that I have that I wouldn't sell for a million dollars! My dad always tried to teach us to never put value in material things-I've never been very sentimental with them. I'm glad too because I've lost countless things!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
1 Apr 07
3 things: My Faith My Soul My family There may be other things but these three are what come to mind and are primary for me.
@brianfb (33)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I wouldn't want to give up my life if I were to be offered a million dollars.It's better to live because life is precious and let's face it,we enjoy living and alla the comforts that life brings us.
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I'd give up my guitar for a million dollars! ;p But if it's between people/life vs. a million dollars.. of course I won't trade 'em just for money.
@Lady_Vincy (1539)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I don't think there is any material thing I wouldn't give up for a million dollars. There is no material object that is that important to me. If the question was anything (not only material) then I would not give up m family, my life, or my body. Those things are just to important to me and there is no monetary amount that I would ever acceot for them.
• United States
19 Feb 07
I understand your question. My answer is my children's artwork. You know that gluey, glittery, scribbly precious stuff? It means so much to me, especially cards they have made me, that I wouldn't part with it for anything!
@hartnsoul (558)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Given a million dollars in exchange for soemthing - sheesh! I would defnitiely NOT give up my family - my hubby and my little bumblebee. They mean everything in the world to me. They are my life and my strength. They were given by God to make my life more meaningful.
@nic_knick (741)
• China
16 Feb 07
love, especially parental love attaches great importance to me right now. and nothing else would ever take its place. and if i am provided with a million dollars. still. i am not gonna dump my parents .tthey raise me and feed me when i am young till i finish my schooling .i do love them a lot. how could i abandon their love.i am sure i would turn down that sum of money if i could have my parents with me...
• United States
16 Feb 07
It used to be my first car, a 1990 black-on-black Isuzu Amigo (but my kid got it for 58 cents from me), so I guess it would probably be my home (and at the rate it's going, it'll be worth a million in about 10 years). It's the only thing I have that I really care about -- my father can't find the jewelry from my mom's estate at his house and I'd give up the diamond ring my ex-fiance gave me in a heart beat (never got one from my ex-husband at all!)
• United States
16 Feb 07
If someone offered me a million dollars for my ipod, I'd turn them down. I don't really have much that is valuable (material wise) to me, other than my ipod.
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I won't give up my family especially my daughter because they are priceless. What's the use of having a lot of money if you don't have a family. Even a lot of people would say that all can be bought you can really buy your own family, those one that loves you unconditionally. Those one who will be there for you for ups and downs. They are the one who will guide you and help you no mattwr what. Although 1 million dollar is really a lot of money but once you spent a cent from it, then it wont be a million dollar anymore but family may come and go but then they will go back to you.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Like you, I have a ring. This ring belonged to my aunt. She wore the ring almost everyday as her husband had given it to her for Valentine's day one year. It has three beautiful dark blue sapphires. They are so dark that they almost look black. While she was still alive, I was visiting her one day and she took me to her room and through her tears said, "I want to give you this now so that I am sure you get it." She made me take that ring. She passed away this past year, and I have that ring. Nothing, no amount of money, could buy that ring from me!
@nabiyal (103)
• United States
3 Feb 07
there is'nt any thing [:p]