Rich or Famous?

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  1. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    If you could be either BUT NOT BOTH, which would you prefer?

    You only have one choice. One or the other.

    1. lawretta profile image75
      lawrettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer to be RICH!!! Fame can be deadly at times...

    2. lisafwg01 profile image56
      lisafwg01posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Rich. Fame often comes with too high of a price tag. I much rather be rich and lead a relatively obscure life than be famous, and have my every move scrutinized, any day of the week!

    3. andromida profile image58
      andromidaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Rich and fame sometimes are closely related.For famous people
      its easy to stay rich both mentally and financially.One can
      retain both fame and richness if one's intention is clear and
      stay positive and focus in life.

  2. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image72
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 9 years ago

    I'll pick Rich - money can always buy fame or seclusion - whichever you prefer. You can also use your money to make more money..

    Fame on the other hand is, as they say, fleeting!

  3. Everyday Miracles profile image89
    Everyday Miraclesposted 9 years ago

    Rich. I don't want fame at all (too bad, my chosen career is likely one day to lead to it if I ever force myself to actually do the work!).

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Definitely rich. Fame means less freedom, money means more freedom.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You've summed it up perfectly!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Here, here!

      2. kerryg profile image88
        kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yup, I agree too.

      3. Eaglekiwi profile image78
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        How does fame mean less freedom? ( as opposed to being rich ,that is)

        See if I was famous , Id automatically be rich anyway.
        So ya got the best of both worlds
        Maybe it depends how youre famous too
        See I was thinking famous like a "New Invention"  or "Cure for Cancer" and the patent and all that comes long term

        1. LornaDane profile image53
          LornaDaneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Don't go for the cure for cancer every pharmaceutical company in the world would put a hit on you for that.

          There are loads of famous people who aren't wealthy and better people for it.
          Rosa Parks
          Mother Teresa
          Ghandi
          Anne Frank
          Harriet Tubman
          Tesla

          Then you have famous for being bad.
          Serial Killers
          Bank Robbers (the ones who got caught didn't stay rich)
          Those two ice skating girls and that guy who got part of his penis cut off.

          And last but not least those that went broke because of fame.
          Judy Garland
          Debbie Reynolds
          Bobby Brown
          Buffalo Bill
          Lindsay Lohan

          I pick rich because there are so many possible meanings.
          Rich = Abounding

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image78
            Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Exactly they put a hit on me so fast and high ohhh ker ching$$$$
            Famous people list way cool
            And I bet the really famous ones we never hear about BUT their kids are rolling in it ( the revenue's)

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Famous ,
    I mean really really famous ( because then my sons would benefit later on)

    Rich ,nah I couldnt trust myself. ( or the banks lol)

  6. Zeta Sfico profile image61
    Zeta Sficoposted 9 years ago

    famous. after being famous, i'm sure i can make tons of money

  7. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Rich.  I'd hate being famous.

  8. VioletSun profile image77
    VioletSunposted 9 years ago

    Rich. Money is energy and if used with wisdom, a lot of good can be accomplished.

  9. mandybeau profile image55
    mandybeauposted 9 years ago

    Being well known, famous or infamous doesn't necessarily make you rich, but it sure helps.

  10. apeksha profile image60
    apekshaposted 9 years ago

    Both....

    1. freelanceworld profile image60
      freelanceworldposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      seems like apeksha started reading the thread from 2nd post...hehe
      nevermind... but darkside repeated one only many times
      Come on its not that difficult  to leave 1 tongue

      Frankly for me.. NONE
      Both are Addictive, Ego feeding, kinda Materialistic, Time dependent & need hell lot of "Down to earth" attitude to control them (Esp when they are in plenty) without which i dont feel its worth to anyone.
      But to choose one, i choose RICH
      That can fetch materialistic happiness and one can enjoy life to an extend depending upon his/her requirement.

      1. apeksha profile image60
        apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Means the whole thing is that Money is KING...
        tongue

        1. freelanceworld profile image60
          freelanceworldposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Kinda...Yes it is ,out f these 2.
          Society means a lot in this world and to participate & be its part...one needs Moolah... & the requirement is more when one is a part of a family or those who dont believe in Singlehood ..hehe

          Regards

          P.S. now thank me for some traffic to this hub ..lol

          1. apeksha profile image60
            apekshaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            oh but we cant publish hubs here..Misha told me...dont u no rules...
            nyways thanks

  11. Bob Cedar profile image49
    Bob Cedarposted 9 years ago

    Rich, you can get all the same perks as a famous person.

  12. Capable Woman profile image61
    Capable Womanposted 9 years ago

    Since I am neither, I will just have to stick with Good Looking. wink

  13. Princess Kari profile image56
    Princess Kariposted 9 years ago

    i would say both because the two seem to go together well, but i guess if i had to pick i would definitely pick rich

  14. Karen Banes profile image81
    Karen Banesposted 9 years ago

    Rich - as long as you could guarantee my riches wouldn't bring me any kind of fame. Can't think of anything worse than dodging paparazzi, worrying about my kids security, and having the tabloids pick my life, morals and fashion choices to pieces (my morals and fashion choices don't stand up to much scrutiny at the best of times).

  15. men are dorks profile image76
    men are dorksposted 9 years ago

    Deff rich. With money you can buy fame and anything else... even love...

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 9 years ago

    Riches or wisdom ,now that would have been a great choice too.

  17. profile image0
    Adam Bposted 9 years ago

    I would pick rich.  I would love the fame, but what good is fame if you live in a cardboard box?

  18. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 9 years ago

    Neither.

    Confuses the most important driving factor in life: me.

  19. cashmere profile image82
    cashmereposted 9 years ago

    Rich is what the head says
    Fame is what the heart says

    1. freelanceworld profile image60
      freelanceworldposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      99%, what i was deciding to post first, in my first post,  in this thread. 
      LOGICAL REALITY  Many(or most) will agree big_smile

  20. sunstreeks profile image80
    sunstreeksposted 9 years ago

    I choose Rich. Too paranoid to be famous.

 
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