What is better: To be healthy, wealthy or wise?

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  1. LA Elsen profile image76
    LA Elsenposted 11 years ago

    What is better: To be healthy, wealthy or wise?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    To be healthy by far. Without your health you have nothing. It is no good to be wealthy or wise from the grave. Both are useless without good health.

  3. Tracy Mason profile image60
    Tracy Masonposted 11 years ago

    I agree, it's better to have your health. I took my health for granted, then had a heart attack last year at the age of 41!  I was realizing my dream of becoming a hotelier and had more money than I ever had before, however, I paid the price for trying to be wealthy. I am now broke and trying to get back to full health...but I am definately wiser than before!

    1. Tracy Mason profile image60
      Tracy Masonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      aww thats nice, voting my answer best.....thanks!

  4. remaniki profile image79
    remanikiposted 11 years ago

    Without health, there is no use being wealthy and wise, so health is the most important aspect of one's life with which you can always work your way up to accumulate wealth and gain wisdom.

  5. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 11 years ago

    One's health is best to have for sure.  However, if you are wise, you may be more prone to be healthy and wealthy, but not really.  As wise people become ill too.

  6. heatherleex profile image60
    heatherleexposted 11 years ago

    I'd say being wise.  If you aren't wise, then how can you create a healthy lifestyle for yourself or better your financial situation?

    You can be wealthy, but blow all of your money on frivolous things because you aren't wise.

    You can be healthy, but not exercise, not eat a proper diet, and smoke cigarettes, causing your health to decline because you aren't wise.  This doesn't include illnesses that are out of your control, but there is a lot that can be prevented with proper care of your health.

    I don't have my health fully (autoimmune disease), or wealth, but I am wise--which helps me improve the other two things.  Better decisions are made when you are wise.

  7. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 11 years ago

    Being wealthy lends itself to better health and education and there are even research studies that prove so. Without money, one cannot pay for the things that lead to better health (whether it be food, a clean & safe home, health care, etc.) and the opportunity for better or advanced education which would lead you to be wise. I choose to be wealthy.

  8. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Healthy.  As someone who is surprised at how 60 feels, I would definitely take health. As JThomp42 wrote, without it we have nothing.  The other two choices, Wealth and Wisdom can be earned and learned - but health is often outside of our control.

  9. ThompsonPen profile image65
    ThompsonPenposted 11 years ago

    I believe that in wisdom one will see the importance of healthiness in the body, and the lack of importance wealth holds. So I truly believe wisdom is the best.

  10. Rebecca2904 profile image68
    Rebecca2904posted 11 years ago

    Healthy, definitely. It's no good being anything at all if you're so ill you can't enjoy it. Plus, if you have your health you can spend your time reading books and experiencing new things, in effect gathering knowledge and wisdom. Once you've collected all that experience, you can probably use it to make some money... but you've got to be healthy to begin with!

  11. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    Wise, then healthy, and wealthy last. A wise man will be all three because he knows how to care for himself and be wise to make good decisions to be wealthy.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      A disease such as cancer can strike anyone? No matter how healthy that you have tried to live. Just sayin. Not disagreeing with you.

    2. Tracy Mason profile image60
      Tracy Masonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I tried to look after my health but had a heart attack...fit young people have cardiac arrests..for example Fabrice Muamba - a 23 year old English premier league footballer - who was probably paid thousands per week collapsed

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly Tracy. We just never know.

    4. Tracy Mason profile image60
      Tracy Masonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was 41 , running a 10 bedroom hotel, loving life then bangggg... heart attack....I was making great money but I am affraid it ccouldn't buy me an undamaged heart. I am wiser now, as I wouldn't stress so much or take that Vodka as much.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So glad you are okay!!

    6. Tracy Mason profile image60
      Tracy Masonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Me too JT lol x

    7. lburmaster profile image72
      lburmasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I said a wise man would know how to care for himself. Regular check ups so he would catch cancer in the early stage and be perfectly fine after some appointments and therapy. It's easy to see why you had a heart attack and I'm glad your fine.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry lburmaster. You are being so naive when it comes to cancer. I've seen people find out and be dead days later and had no idea they could possibly have cancer?

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    Larry Wallposted 11 years ago

    I would always choose Health.

    Health can be a matter of genetics, living conditions, exposure to other people that you cannot always control.

    With Good Health you can acquire wisdom and with wisdom, you can acquire wealth.

    Therefore, the one thing you cannot fully control is your health. You can eat right, exercise and all the other things you are suppose to do, but there are some aspects to health that are beyond your control

    Thus Health is the best of the three choices, and for the record they are followed by wisdom and wealth. The acquisition of material items ranks low on the list.

    1. Conservative Lady profile image71
      Conservative Ladyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very good answer Larry - I concur with everything you have stated. Without Health the other things can't happen.

  13. Easy Exercise profile image84
    Easy Exerciseposted 11 years ago

    My grandfather had many great sayings and one of them was:

    "If you have your health, you have everything".

    He stated this to me when he was paralyzed from a stroke.

    He essentially died from diabetes and sadly before he died he had both legs amputated in an attempt to fight the ravaged disease of diabetes.

    Diabetes is not just a killer but it also severely affects our moods.

  14. CrescentSkies profile image64
    CrescentSkiesposted 11 years ago

    If you're healthy but foolish you're dead.

    If you're wealthy but weak you're broken.

    If you're wise with no wealth you're stagnant.

    It's a riddle of resources. Do you want resources of the body, the material, or the mind. If you have only one then all you are is out of luck.

  15. edhan profile image36
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I do agreed that health is the better choice.

    Money and wisdom can be earned or learned but health is most important. Without having a good health, with all that wealth will be useless as doctors may not able to heal you.

    Health comes first!

  16. melbelle profile image61
    melbelleposted 11 years ago

    I think if your wise, then the healthy and wealthy would follow.    But if for some reason having a lot of wisdom did not lead to good health or wealth, I would then say "healthy".

  17. pstraubie48 profile image80
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    To be healthy is definitely the top of the list. Wisdom and wealth will be of little value if you are barely clinging to life. Not to say that wisdom is not important because a wise person will find a way to cope with a body that is not tip top.
    Being in poor health may not be because you were unwise. You may have been born with a malady that  you had no control over getting.

  18. Kevin Peter profile image61
    Kevin Peterposted 11 years ago

    I would give more importance to health because however wealthy or wise you are, an unhealthy body will not be able to enjoy anything. Only a healthy person can be wise and wealthy.

  19. catmalone profile image65
    catmaloneposted 11 years ago

    I'll choose health over wealth anytime.  Without health nothing matters. You can’t enjoy your wealth if you’re not well nor can you make wise decision.


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