We go all the way back to ancient times when Old Babylon was ruled all of the lands…or not, i’m not entirely sure. I don’t even know if Babylon was even a real place? I’ve been reading “The Richest Man in Babylon” lately and it’s freakin’ awesome – soooo many great lesssons! I really can’t wait to talk about it, but that comes a bit later….
Back to the point here – the whole “looks vs money” debate has been going on for ages. And since I don’t recall writing much about it myself, I thought it was about time. Plus, I had asked it via an interview over at A Gai Shan Life last month but it’s still not outta my system yet. So let’s give it another go and see what we can drum up here. This is today’s Would You Rather:
“Would you rather be attractive as hell BUT you never make more than $30k a year for the rest of your life? Orrrrrrr, you’re pretty damn ugly BUT you’re as rich as Oprah Winfrey?”
Now, you have to think long and hard on this one (at least i do). Being attractive certainly has its perks: More opportunities to meet hotties of the opposite sex, better possibilities of getting great jobs, getting into more parties, getting away with more stuff (or so i’m told), etc, etc. BUT, if you’re never gonna make more than $30k, it kinda limits your benefits here.
On the other hand, being rich as balls and being able to help out thousands of people around the world, not to mention your own friends and family (and SELF for that matter), is crazy sexy! But having a repulsive stature sure wouldn’t be fun :( We’re not talking about so-so looking, or “average” either – just plain ol’ butt ugly, whatever that means to you.
As always, since I asketh thee, i shall also answereth thee. While I wish I could take the middle-road and just go w/ an average joe w/ average money, that is not one of the answers. Sooo, I will be 100% honest and look like a total d-head here – I would pick being HOT over Rich :) Money is awesome for a number of reasons already mentioned, but I could get by on $30k if i had to – I’m already frugal as hell! It would suck not being able to provide for my family as much as I’d like to, but we’d manage. Plus, I could still donate my time to places and still give back to the community, right?
So what about you? Take the looks and run, or suck it up and be rich!
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