Why do you want to become rich ?

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  1. thecounterpunch profile image58
    thecounterpunchposted 16 years ago

    Just a question by curiosity.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 years ago

    I don't really want to become rich.  It would be nice to be rich, but it's not a goal of mine, nor something I ever dream of.

    Being rich would enable me to do only the things I enjoy.  That's why it's desirable.

  3. Paraglider profile image89
    Paragliderposted 16 years ago

    I don't want to become rich. I don't like owning lots of stuff, and hardly ever buy anything except consumables. However, I do like to be able to afford whatever I want to eat and drink and to be able to travel freely. That's not rich, but it still takes money. So I'm not giving up the day job quite yet.

  4. thecounterpunch profile image58
    thecounterpunchposted 16 years ago

    Thanks for your answer; I guess you both mean what you want is not to become rich but being free.

    There are many hubs to make you learn how to become rich, I guess a lot of you want to, don't you ?

  5. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 16 years ago


    There are many, many people out there who want to get rich.  I think we're in the minority.

    I will always remember being invited to a "networking opportunity" which turned out to be a couple trying to recruit me to Amway.

    They started their spiel by asking me what I wanted in life. I said something like, health and happiness.  They kept pushing me but I obviously wasn't saying what they expected.  Eventually they said, "but wouldn't you like to be rich?" 

    Of course I said, yes that would be nice. Immediately they launched into their pitch about how rich they could make me.  However, it transpired that in order to be rich, I would have to put in several hours a week (in addition to my day job) for a few years. 

    My immediate reaction was that my day job already ate up too much of my time, and I was looking for a way to get more work-life balance, not less.  And I wasn't prepared to sacrifice my precious time with my family today, just so I could have the flash car or the big mansion in their glossy brochure some time in the future. 

    I could see they were confused by my reaction - I'm guessing it wasn't the one they usually got.   I'm lucky in two ways - I've never known poverty and I'm a natural Pollyana, so perhaps my life circumstances have never created that hunger for better things.  I think I'm very lucky to have my little mortgaged townhouse and my ten-year-old car. 

    However, I know many people who have more than me, but still feel dissatisfied with their lot.  And as you say, the plethora of get-rich-quick schemes - and the number of people who fall for them - indicates that they're not uncommon.

  6. profile image0
    Marye Audetposted 16 years ago

    hmm..rich is all in the perception. There are htose that make six figure incomes and need more and those that live well below the poverty level and need little.  Which are rich?

  7. darkside profile image63
    darksideposted 16 years ago

    I'd love to be dirty, rotten, filthy, stinking rich.

    I'd have a lot of pleasure spending the money on myself, my family, my friends and random strangers.

    Until then I have to live frugally though and I try and employ the adage: neither a borrower nor lender be.

  8. gamergirl profile image85
    gamergirlposted 16 years ago

    I agree, darkside.

    I have -ALWAYS- said that when I win the lottery (it will happen darnit!) I will be paying off my house, my parents' house, and my aunt's house.

    After that, money would be donated to charity, a chunk set aside to set up a scholarship fund, a bunch put away in savings, and a sliver for gluttonous and frivolous spending.

    That and I'd love to have the money to be able to get my eyes fixed so I can see like normal people do. 

    That's why I want to be rich.


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