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Which best describes you. Would you rather be rich and miserable or poor and happy?

Rich and miserable [ 18 ]  [38.30%]
Poor and happy [ 8 ]  [17.02%]
I don't know [ 1 ]  [2.13%]
I'm not sure [ 2 ]  [4.26%]
I hate this poll [ 10 ]  [21.28%]
This poll doesen't belong here [ 1 ]  [2.13%]
I love my mother [ 7 ]  [14.89%]
Total Valid Votes [ 47 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  

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Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

I personally would rather be rich and miserable considering I have to work 5 days a week, and I'm miserable when I do. Considering the last statement it wouldn't be much different, except that I would have more money in the bank, and not have to work. All I do when I work is make my employer rich and happy.

My opinion is that if your rich and miserable, it's much easier to get self-help issues resolved, than to try to create wealth from scratch.

Remember, the millionaires in this country only represent about 2 percent of the population. Not easy to be a millionaire. Way easy to get help for a bad day or two, or more...LOL

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    Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

    The expression I always use when people say "money isn't important" is that I'd rather be Rich & Miserable than Poor & Miserable!  Jester

    But you didn't give me that choice, so I checked rich & miserable.

    I honestly don't think I'd be rich and too unhappy. I know every spiritual teacher will disagree with me, but right now the majority of my concerns are related to money, even the medical problems.  I'd still have my good days and bad days, because I'm human. However, with money, you have so many choices.  Sure, everyone should work hard and save for 30 or 40 years, and I'm the first person to admit I've blown many opportunities lately and wasted more money over the past few years than I care to mention.  But compared to a lottery jackpot, it's a small amount, not even a year's interest.

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      Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

      i voted for rich and miserable...Bed

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        Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

        Happiness is a state of mind..

        Of course health is more important than money / happiness..

        I choose to be happy.

         

        I would be happy  sitting in a mud hole with my hubby... It the quality time that makes me happy..


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          Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

          The expression I always use when people say "money isn't important" is that I'd rather be Rich & Miserable than Poor & Miserable!  Jester

          But you didn't give me that choice, so I checked rich & miserable.

          I honestly don't think I'd be rich and too unhappy. I know every spiritual teacher will disagree with me, but right now the majority of my concerns are related to money, even the medical problems.  I'd still have my good days and bad days, because I'm human. However, with money, you have so many choices.  Sure, everyone should work hard and save for 30 or 40 years, and I'm the first person to admit I've blown many opportunities lately and wasted more money over the past few years than I care to mention.  But compared to a lottery jackpot, it's a small amount, not even a year's interest.

          I use the same exact expression...LOL

          The reason I didn't include that choice was because this poll is was specifically designed to see who would be the first person to mention that expression. NOT!!!...but it sounded good...lOL

          But seriously, you're right justxploring, that should have been included. Good call!

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            Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            Happiness is a state of mind..

            Of course health is more important than money / happiness..

            I choose to be happy.

             

            I would be happy  sitting in a mud hole with my hubby... It the quality time that makes me happy..

            I totally agree. A lot of wealthy people are very unhappy and health is certainly more important.  However, in most cases, money will make you much more comfortable, even if you are very sick.  Ever been in a hospital ward for those who don't have insurance or can't afford a semi-private room?  Many of the people who died during Katrina didn't have the means to leave because of the cost of gas or they didn't even own a car.  Some of the nursing home residents who drowned were either poor or their families didn't have enough to pay for private home health care.  Money certainly isn't the answer to everything, but it does give one the chance to live better. (and to die better too)


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              Posted: April 21, 2007, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

              Happiness is a state of mind..

              Of course health is more important than money / happiness..

              I choose to be happy.

               

              I would be happy  sitting in a mud hole with my hubby... It the quality time that makes me happy..

              Very true, all the money in the world couldn't do anyone good if they're lying on a hospital bed.

              However, this is about happiness and welath at the same time. It's very possible. Believe me, I see them riding around all day long in their fancy shmancy Caddies. They look very happy to me. Except for that they can't drive too well, their nice little ...huge rather nest egg just releases funds from high heaven,,,LOL

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                Posted: April 21, 2007, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                i do not know but we all here for some kind of reasons that god has for us now and in future too.


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                  Posted: April 21, 2007, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                  i do not know but we all here for some kind of reasons that god has for us now and in future too.

                  I hope so...cause if they aint no GOD...we're blanked.....LOL

                  What a waste of humanity that would be...

                  We couldn't pass such a simple test. Raping the Earth, polluting our mother Earth was not an option....LOL

                  AMEN!

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                    Posted: April 21, 2007, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Poor and miserable is a reality for far too many people. I'm sure they would all love to have a shot at being rich and miserable.

                    The poll should have also had the option of rich and happy and poor and miserable.

                    Decent poll, pacattack, but it implies all rich are miserable. I don't think that's the case.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: April 21, 2007, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Being happy is more important than money. Playing the game makes me happy if I win at least something once in a while. The reason poor people would tend to be miserable is the difficulty in obtaining basic comforts like food and shelter. Freezing and hungry and happy don't exactly go together so "poor" is a relative term. I consider myself "poor" compared to those around me but equally as "happy" because I try to appreciate whatever I have but I expect a certain minimum i.e. access to radio, internet, and of course food & shelter. It's more of a thing that if I won big to have people that are normally snotty to me I could say if now they want something, "where were you when I was poor?"

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                        Posted: April 21, 2007, 10:45 pm - IP Logged
                        If you a person who strives to be successful, and attains success you can handle the best and worst of most situations. Being well rounded and mindful of your situations can make life easier for you. If you are successful at what you do you will have the money to go along with it.
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                          Posted: April 22, 2007, 12:37 am - IP Logged

                          I've been miserable all my life and poor all my life. 

                          I'll gladly take becoming rich and miserable, of course I would prefer not to be miserable, but hey, I'll do almost anything to become wealthy.

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                            Posted: April 22, 2007, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                            Look, i'll take rich and miserable over poor and happy any day of the week simply because i'd have a crapload of free time on my hand to do things that make me happy.  Money doesn't buy you hapiness, it buys you LOTS of free time to do the things that make you happy.

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                              Posted: April 22, 2007, 4:01 am - IP Logged

                              Happiness is a state of mind..

                              Of course health is more important than money / happiness..

                              I choose to be happy.

                               

                              I would be happy  sitting in a mud hole with my hubby... It the quality time that makes me happy..

                              But...I voted too

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                              I would be happy sitting in a mud hole with my $!000,000,000,$$

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