Would you rather be happy and loved or rich and famous, and why?

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  1. Zaiden Jace profile image64
    Zaiden Jaceposted 11 years ago

    Would you rather be happy and loved or rich and famous, and why?

  2. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. Zaiden Jace profile image64
      Zaiden Jaceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very nicely said. Part of me agrees with you. I wouldn't care so much for the fame but it would be amazing to put my riches to good use and be able to help out the needy around the world.

  3. profile image0
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 11 years ago


    Zaiden Jace,
    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.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So true.  What a beautifully eloquent statement.

    2. Zaiden Jace profile image64
      Zaiden Jaceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. lone77star profile image71
      lone77starposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  4. EJ Lambert profile image73
    EJ Lambertposted 11 years ago

    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.

    1. lone77star profile image71
      lone77starposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Anything can have undesired consequences, if you dwell on bad things happening. Someone may get jealous of all that love you receive! So, the negative of rich and famous is only what you create it to be.

      Bottom line: don't be negative.

  5. ParadigmEnacted profile image75
    ParadigmEnactedposted 11 years ago

    If a person is loved by many people, they are rich and famous. Everybody's famous. It exists on a scale.

  6. lone77star profile image71
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    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.

  7. manatita44 profile image72
    manatita44posted 11 years ago

    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.

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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    Happy with piece of mind. No amount of money can buy anyone piece of mind. One can have millions and still be miserable.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      JThomp.....I tend to agree with you......but, check your comment!   It's PEACE of mind!!    It's not very nice when someone gives you a PIECE of their mind!!! LOL

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oops. LOL

  9. JohnGreasyGamer profile image75
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 11 years ago

    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.

  10. MountainManJake profile image69
    MountainManJakeposted 11 years ago

    Happiness is only real when shared.  I would love to be happy with someone I care about much more than being loved by millions.

  11. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    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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