What's more important to you - Money or Respect?

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  1. jagandelight profile image68
    jagandelightposted 13 years ago

    What's more important to you - Money or Respect?

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      With MONEY, you get RESPECT-without it, you get NONE!

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL  The only respect money can get you is recognition that you can play the game well.  But respect for you as a human being, exhibiting traits we respect and admire; not a single one comes from having money.

        1. gmwilliams profile image84
          gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          What world are you living in, man!?
          In this postmodern world- it has been this way since the 1960s, if you don't have money, you aren't going to get respect.  People respect those w/money more than they respect those w/o money.  Without money, one is NOTHING.......A LITTLE PERSON............INCONSEQUENTIAL.......With money, one is a MENSCH......BIG SHOT......SOMEBODY...............Money divides people into SOMEBODIES......& NOBODIES......Somebodies get the respect, even the love & nobodies.....forget about it(New York accent).....get out of here(New York accent)..........

          Worth as a human being is NOTHING w/o socioeconomic proof.   Worth as a human being in itself is a total fantastical notion.  In this society, money proves how worthy a person is.  Your comments must be a hoot.  If you said that around certain circles, you would be laughed at or thought to be insanely naive!

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            "if you don't have money, you aren't going to get respect"

            You may not gaze past the fancy suit of clothes and Mercedes, but I tend to look just a wee bit deeper at what's under all the flash.  As a very general statement, I tend to have a lot more respect for people that don't have wads of money than I do for those that do.  They are, to put it bluntly, just better people.

            1. gmwilliams profile image84
              gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this


  2. tribhuban profile image59
    tribhubanposted 13 years ago

    because money is directly proportional to respect now a days.

  3. sonia05 profile image62
    sonia05posted 13 years ago

    i would go for respect for sure but as already stated these days having money is directly proportional to getting respect!

  4. theseus profile image71
    theseusposted 13 years ago

    Respect of course. It's something that money cannot buy.

  5. Joseph Noble profile image63
    Joseph Nobleposted 13 years ago

    Money is very important in life, but respect is much more important. Respect is all about dignity. There is an African proverb which says "if you are going in search of money and met respect on the road it is a very good thing because if you eventually get the money, you will use it to buy respect"

  6. romari profile image56
    romariposted 13 years ago

    Respect. That remains still even when I die. I'd rather die without money than to die without respect.

  7. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    respect by a long shot. i make a pretty decent living but if i didn't care about respect i could triple my income easily. i actually don't care about money other then for the reason that i have a family to support.

  8. Ashantina profile image59
    Ashantinaposted 13 years ago

    Respect first. I love Joseph Noble and romaris' response. True respect is based on character.. money cant that.

  9. simplymoneyboy profile image59
    simplymoneyboyposted 13 years ago

    Where there is respect, their money flows automatically, but where there is money, their respect does not float, we will have to get it, depending upon the society we have nearby.

  10. profile image0
    Vrijdag Pagesposted 13 years ago

    I think I'll go for what tribhuban said, even though the truth about it is a sad state of affairs.

  11. phoenix_028@yahoo profile image60
    phoenix_028@yahooposted 13 years ago

    RESPECT money can be found anywhere but its hard to earn genuine RESPECT.

  12. Taleb80 profile image78
    Taleb80posted 13 years ago

    Respect sure.

    It is enough that mostly the rich people suffer to discover, when thay build any new relationship, if the other side respect them or respect their money.

    When money goes they go wtiht it.

  13. lostdogrwd profile image59
    lostdogrwdposted 13 years ago

    respect. everyone has money. a little or a lot. all has money. all don't have respect and hardly many people give respect to all which is the right thing to do to all people

  14. rexy profile image59
    rexyposted 13 years ago

    ..if you have respect, you have everything,
    to have too much money is just at bad as
    not hav  ing any.

  15. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 13 years ago

    Respect is better.Money go too fast.Sliver and gold i might have none,but stability cannot be bought with it...and neither can it buy love.

  16. onegoodwoman profile image68
    onegoodwomanposted 13 years ago

    Truthfully, I do not seek either of these.

    Money is simply a medium of trade.

    Respect should be earned.

    So what, if someone does not respect that I raise chickens, or trade stocks, sell insurance, write books, assist families in need, etc, etc, etc,

    Peace of mind and a clear conscience............THAT is the goal.


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