Would you rather be Rich or Famous?

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  1. nudeyorker

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    This came up over dinner tonight... I was just curious about other peoples thoughts and why!
     
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    Rich. There's no point in being famous if you're not rich.
     
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    Rich and anonymous.
     
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    Rich.....its a privacy thing...i like my own space so to be in the public eye would be horrible....unless your already used to it i guess
     
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    Rich OR Famous?

    You mean I'd have to give one of them up? :biggrin1:
     
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    Rich. Tonya Harding, Kevin Federline, and Joe the Plumber are famous.
     
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    rich.

    fame is fleeting. the spotlight is harsh. paparazzi will put pictures of your naughty bits in the supermarket impulse purchase area.

    money gives you freedom and free time to explore the planet. the purchase power to do it all first class. since cash flow is the new darwinism being top of the food chain seems to have it's own perks.

    money seems to do more for causes than a poster child ever could.

    ml

    sticking with the cold hard cash.
     
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    Great question nudeyorker!
    well, on the one hand wealth can provide fame (paris hilton) while fame can derive wealth (paris hilton).
    the only point of either wealth or fame in my estimation would be able to use the wealth or fame for benevolent causes for those that need the help.
    if i had to pick only one, i would opt for the rich because it would allow for greater privacy and anonymity.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    RICH!!

    No question! Easy one! I want to travel Europe! I want to see the architecture of Barcelona and see the Louvre in Paris. I want to drink coffee in Turkey and go to a turkish bath (ok, I'm out of Euope now!). See Italy! Greece! Damn. Cannot do this on my salary.

    "Famous" sounds like a hassle. Paparazzi. Living life under a microscope. Loss of personal freedom. This is a no brainer for me.

     
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    rich naturally.. but at first I thought the question would be "rich or massively hung" haha
     
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    Turkey is european....well 3% of it anyway.....i think it would as a nation wish to consider itself european rather than asian...russia is considered european also even though only 25% is actually within continental borders
     
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    Id depends why your famous. If its for the right reasons then there would be some great perks. People running after you doing whatever you want, constant sex, the best treatment wherever you go. But if your famous for the wrong reasons then life would be a bitch, there would be people constantly degrading you, possible threats and of course negative media. Either way you lose your privacy.

    But

    Being rich you can buy the best anway and still have your privacy
    :yup:
     
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    It sounds easy just to be rich. To have the money you want to do whatever you want. To influence people to do your will because they believe that they can get a part of your riches.

    At the same time, I do like the idea of being famous if even for just a little bit. For it does give you a stage to say whatever is really on your mind if you're bold enough to take it. Rich people are not always listened to. But everyone likes to pay attention to a star, no matter how famous or infamous they are. Rich people need their money to influence someone or something. A famous person just has to show up to the party.

    I guess, if I had a real choice... if I could make enough money to live comfortably, I could sacrifice some riches just to have enough fame to influence change. Otherwise, give me the money. For then I'll buy my fame.
     
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    Rich. I am not interested in fame. I tend to be shy and would not even want to appear on TV if the chance was offered.

    Maybe in a parallel universe I am both.:biggrin1:
     
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    probably rich. :smile:

    but then...if you're famous, you'd also be rich. LMAO.
     
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    Like so many before, I will go for rich - I value my privacy, which will be very much compromised by fame.
     
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    I think that I would like to be rich in all aspects. I wouldn't want it to be apparent either.
    Still, I want to have my invisible powers. :smile: I want to be common and humble in appearance. I want to use my rich for the benefit of all so we can all be rich together.
     
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    I'd choose wealth over fame...
    It's funny that I'm going into a business that could bring fame and that's totally not what I'm after...I've had a tiny taste of it once before and it is really not for me...
     
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