would you reather be poor and happy or rich and sad
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Well, no matter what I'd rather be happy. Mainly because happiness is what we all strive for. Without the strive for happiness, there is no point in living.
This is a stupid question. It always has been. Might as well ask "Would you rather be a piece of shit and happy or a human and miserable". If we can be both a piece of shit and happy, we would rather be that. As long as we're happy, none of that other shit matters.
Making money is just to fulfill desires. We fulfill desires in order to be happy. If you're already happy, you don't need money.
I would want to be happy and poor rather than being rich and miserable. Why would anybdy want to be miserable.If you want to be miserable and rich you must be desperate for money because being miserable can hurt you more than if you were poor and happy. So I would poor and happy anyday.
Our whole lives are for the "Pursuit of Happiness" the only things that matter in life you can't buy with money anyways, don't get me wrong I love money but no one necisarilly needs it, its just another one og the government's ways to keep everyone in line. If I was rich and unhappy I would throw all my money in a fire just to be happy for one day.
I had an idiot bag my groceries today as I often do. He smashed the bread beneath the tuna fish. He broke three yogurt's when he dropped my beer on top of them, which consequently foamed over when I opened one just now,
and he was smiling and laughing the whole time.
In my sleep I am bright enough to bag groceries without crushing the bread.
He apparantly cannot, and with practice even.
He is fat, ugly, older than me but lives with his dad and doesn't have a car I know because I go to the same store all the time and have seen him come and go, and only god knows what a bagger is paid.
But there bagging my groceries, the only time I can think I could possibly be as happy as he, is that second I shoot a load, and only if it's into a supermodel.
The way people thirst for money it is sad, it is like a drug, once you get it, a nice chunk of it, you'll do just about anything to keep it. I believe people are killing in certain professions, people we trust with our lives, are killing, just to keep up with their bills. Anna Nicole, Michael Jackson, Walter Payton. Our enemies are here in America. Taking our jobs, money, and our lives. What do we do? Nothing.
The way people thirst for money it is sad, it is like a drug, once you get it, a nice chunk of it, you'll do just about anything to keep it. I believe people are killing in certain professions, people we trust with our lives, are killing, just to keep up with their bills. Anna Nicole, Michael Jackson, Walter Payton. Our enemies are here in America. Taking our jobs, money, and our lives. What do we do? Nothing. All I have to say is look out you rich Americans, they are out for money! This is the Fourth Beast! (Daniel 7),
(Revelations 6:7-10), (Isaiah 19:18). The last verse I gave you talks about, "Five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction." Which are the Greeks (also known as Assyria in the Bible). In Isaiah 14:25-29 they are referred to as fiery serpents. But in Isaiah 10 Judgement day is here.
Immigrants are the Fourth Beast? Good God, you're advocating race war.
I don't like the "porous border" concept either, but you mustn't blame the immigrants. Blame the greedy b--tards who readily and knowingly employ them, attracting them here in the first place. That scum is too cheap to pay higher wages for local labor, so you and I must compete with every campesino in South America and every college grad in India.
Yet Americans, who serve Mammon, make endless excuses for our business executives. I guess everyone must be either a hero or a villain, and you cannot call your boss a villain and hope to live, so this gives every businessman a clean bill of health. The simple-mindedness of my countrymen makes me weep.
Don't be racist. Be a reverse classist, and get it right.
I was going to write something, but the pyg basically said what I was going to say. The whole point of your life is to be happy, the happier you are the better life you had, the sadder you are the worse life you had. Therefore, I would much rather be poor and happy.
"money can buy you happiness. dont let nobody tell you different."
-Queen Latifah's character in "Mad Money".
If I was rich, but sad, I would buy myself something and use that to make myself happy. I'd use my money to travel the world, or fund research for a cure for cancer, or something heroic like that.
I would be helping with benefits, but not benefits to myself. And I would love to buy stuff, do drugs and have sex with random people. and then I would die in some incredibly awesome, deadly accident. Like my parachute wouldn't deploy while I was skydiving or something. So I'd die happy.
The argument states: 'rich and sad'. Would you agree that you have changed the question by arguing that if you were rich you would also be happy?
In this debate we must decide between happiness or wealth. You have said you would use wealth to do the things that make you happy. This implies that you value happiness over wealth.
Well, why can't I be happy and rich? Does money make you miserable? Does a lack of money make you happy? This is a ridiculous question. Why do people always ask this? I mean, the socially correct answer is obviously poor and happy, but if offered a million dollars would you really not take it on the premise that you think you'd be miserable?
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you can be miserable or happy in any situation. But, rich people get bored and fill their lives with meaningless things, and enjoy talking down to people as a hobby, poor people get bored too dont get me wrong, but they dont constantly focus on looking down on people. You can only travel so many times, try so many different foods, and buy so many clothes before you get bored and do something self destructive, Life is meaningless.
If you took the money, then you could give it all away and make a larger amount of people happy than just yourself. You might also gain happiness by giving your money away. This is, of course, assuming that money can make people happy. I think that it would be relatively selfish to choose poor and happy when you could make so many others happy with money.
Here is an extract from Ogden Nash's poem Terrible People, which packs some wisdom, and which I subscribe to :
"Perhaps indeed the possession of wealth is constantly distressing,
But I should be quite willing to assume every curse of wealth if I could at the same time assume every blessing.
The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can't cure,
Which is a kind of trouble that is even more troublesome if you are poor.
Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy, but it's very funny --
Have you ever tried to buy them without money? "
This is something of a false comparison, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.
If you've ever suffered from depression, which I have, then you know sadness comes and goes according to its own schedule - it's a part-time affliction, and one you can take steps to control.
Poverty, on the other hand, attacks night and day with no letup. And it tends to make all your sadnesses increase. And there's no way to remedy it quickly or easily - you must take a crap job, work your fingers to the bone, and hope for a bit of luck. Or take terrible risks, breaking the law.
So despite what we might want to believe here, the edge is with wealth. With money, you at least have better options.
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