Would you rather be happy and loved or rich and famous, and why?
Rich and famous. When one is rich and famous, he/she has ownership over many aspects of his/her life. Also, when one is rich and/or famous, he/she has the power and can make other people's lives better. He/she also can take care of his/her family members so they do not want and have to endure less than positive conditions in their respective lives. When one is rich and/or famous, he/she can make a marked difference in the lives of others. He/she can further make a lasting societal contribution and will be remembered long after their demise.
I would rather be happy and loved because I know what that's like and it's great. We can all become rich and famous if we really try, but we can't just get happy that easy, and we just can't get love from out of the sky.
So true. What a beautifully eloquent statement.
That is true. To be loved would be more meaningful to some than to be famous. You could have all the money in the world but that doesn't mean it will instantly make you happy.
And yet happiness is something you create. It's a decision. You can go from deepest, darkest depression to exhilaration in a flash, because you are a child of God who can create like the Father. And you create love, too!
Being rich and famous can have undesired consequences that people don't expect. Whereas being happy and loved has no ill effects as far as I know. I would gladly take that.
If a person is loved by many people, they are rich and famous. Everybody's famous. It exists on a scale.
Both! Both happy-loved and rich-famous.
You create your own happiness. There is an infinite reservoir of it available to you at all times, no matter what is happening in the "now." You are in complete control over what you create (including your feelings), despite the appearances of "outside influence."
You are always loved. God is only that. Everything that He has done is out of love for His children. His children look just like Him, and -- He is not Homo sapiens! Even Noah's Flood was an act of love; none of His children were harmed by it.
"Rich" is a relative term. The poorest in the United States seem rich to the poor in other countries. And yet, just like creating your own feelings, you create "rich" within you (a deep, comfortable feeling of abundance and effortlessness), before that prosperity manifests in your life. When you get the hang of it, such prosperity becomes effortless.
As for fame, I agree with ParadigmEnacted. When we are loved by many people, we are rich and famous. So, give away your love for free and reap the rewards of your loving harvest.
The Christ got or had all four of your mentioned values. Indeed so did Krishna, Buddha and others. We build churches, temples and stupors in their honour, and even die for them. We love the innocence, purity, spontaneity and childlike sweetness in young kids and babies, the very same that these good men exhibited in boundless measure.
It's all about perception here, as I most certainly would not give you the answers of two of your fans here, or even show you that picture displayed. You see, I feel that love is what the Christ showed for the Samaritan, for those He healed and the ultimate sacrifice of dying on a cross, so that human evolution could be speeded up. I feel that happiness is what Sri Krishna showed by a demonstration of stillness and equanimity even while fighting on a battlefield.
Richness the Buddha most certainly had. He was a prince and heir to the throne. But He gave all this up in search of inner happiness. His true richness lies in His sacrifice for others, and His willingness to offer up His life, even for animals. He was rich in God or Nirvana, if you like.
So I'd rather search for that elusive Love of which they all spoke, so that I can have everything else you mentioned, as they did. Loving thoughts.
Happy with piece of mind. No amount of money can buy anyone piece of mind. One can have millions and still be miserable.
I've experienced both, and the latter does not provide happiness and love, whereas the former can provide all the joys I want, and sometimes it doesn't. The saying 'the more you have, the more you want' applies more to rich and famous than it does happiness and love, and the more you want, the more bitter one becomes, and that will bring consequences.
Happiness is only real when shared. I would love to be happy with someone I care about much more than being loved by millions.
Happy and loved. Nothing can buy happiness. You can have millions and still be lonely and depressed. I'd rather have loved ones all around me and the minimum of my dreams rather than millions and be known world wide.
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