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Live poor on the streets Live rich in a mansion
Debate Score:16
Arguments:11
Total Votes:16
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 Live poor on the streets (4)
 
 Live rich in a mansion (7)

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Which would you rather do?

Live poor on the streets

Side Score: 7
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Live rich in a mansion

Side Score: 9
3 points

To live poor is to experience real life. Has onesself the ability to control their environment through finances, one is sheltered and ignorant to reality. If you have never needed to take the bus, you don't know the common man.

Side: Live poor on the streets
cwmdulais(188) Disputed
1 point

around 744,000 people were living homeless in America at 2005

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16564208/

this is not the COMMON man, so your point is mute really.

Side: Live rich in a mansion
Akulakhan(2973) Disputed
1 point

Living poor on the streets does not directly imply being homeless. The term "on the streets" may refer to homeless ness, but it also may mean living in an impoverished section of town. I spoke of the lower-middle class and below. These classes intermingle, and thereby are inclusive when considering the nature of the latter rendering of "on the streets".

Side: Live poor on the streets
CubeGlider(132) Disputed
1 point

But does it matter if you are the "common man"? And who decides what defines "real life"? I certainly don't want to be common. I want to be special. What is there to gain from living the same life tons of other people live?

Side: Live rich in a mansion
2 points

My statement is not a matter of 'fitting in', but rather of knowing whom the everyman truly is. Being well off, one can afford to avoid this reality

Side: Live poor on the streets
2 points

Assets are liabilities, to have nothing is freedom. A poor man is not bound by possessions and can pack up and go anywhere. Responsibility goes hand in hand with materialism. There is up keep on that mansion. A staff must be maintained. Property taxes must be paid. A guard must be hired, trespasser what a piece. Records have to be kept. By now you ought to get the point.

Side: Live poor on the streets

you don't necessarily have to be poor but even if you live in the slums you appreciate what you have more than if you were a rich snob

Side: Live poor on the streets

If I'm rich, then I can slum it when ever I want. Go camping or something.

If I'm poor, I can't go upscale. Go to a 5 start hotel or something.

I likes options ;)

Side: Live rich in a mansion
1 point

i dont...think...i...fully..understand the question...wait what?

is this about would you rather be loaded or poor? is that really a question?

im tired and confuzzled.

Side: Live rich in a mansion
1 point

I don't see anything to gain from choosing the other option over this. A rich person can do everything a poor person can do except for be a poor person. Sure, being rich effects who you are, but so does being poor and really anyone with a level head should be able to be rich without becoming arrogant and condescending.

Side: Live rich in a mansion

I would like to live in a big mansion. I've been rich and I've been poor, but I would rather be rich than poor.

Side: Live rich in a mansion