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If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...
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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

I believe that wisdom can be a curse. Nevermind the "ignorance is bliss" philosophy I picked up as a freshman; a wise man can be more aware of his surroundings, and of how humanity will, ievitably, be fucked. I'd rather be rich, ignorant, and happy than common, aware, and depressed.
Besides, the phrase "money doesn't buy happiness" isn't true; money buys what you need to be happy.
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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

I hate questions like these because they always seem like stupid, false choices.

That said, I'd be rich just for the women.

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

As a wise man you will also realize the potential humans have for greatness. I am pretty wise, not rich, and overall very happy.

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03-15-2012 08:39 AM
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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

Still saying wealth.
Wisdom so far brings suffering.

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

Woah this is old. Haven't seen Class Clown in ages.

Also, Definitely wisdom for numerous reasons already stated.
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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

I would be wise so I can use that wisdom to become rich

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

I would do the wise thing, and choose neither. I would choose wealth. Richness is valued in money, where as wealth is valued in many forms, including happiness and possessions. Wealth essentially chooses both. I have two other points, the rich man would want to be wise, where as the wise man would realise he would rather be rich. Also, it's simple to be wise. Think of something really stupid to say, then don't say it.

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If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

money for the simple fact that with it i can be like Tony Stark...only not a genius heir to a freaking genius...then i'd have awesome cars and maybe one day discover adamantium

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

My past post on this topic is still pretty much spot on:

(03-15-2012 07:44 AM)Wes Wrote:  I hate questions like these because they always seem like stupid, false choices.

That said, I'd be rich just for the women.

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If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

be a rich man, make books, and sell them, and be rich

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(09-07-2012 04:21 PM)whydouwannaknow? Wrote:  be a rich man, make books, and sell them, and be rich

Didn't quite think that one through there. Why would a rich man write books to become rich, and not make a business that sells diamond air, and sell that!
09-08-2012 07:18 AM
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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

I would chose to be rich and become wise in all my spare time.
Or I could use my vast wisdom to gain money.
This is to hard for me to answer.

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

Choose insanity. You wouldn't care about not choosing the other option.
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If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

Wisdom, duh, with Wisdom i will make more than i would have being "rich" because JUST being rich entails not being able to sustain your wealth.

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If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

If I were a rich man, I'd probably ignorant about the world's problems and other surrounding me.

If I were a wise man, I'd have understanding and knowledge, but I can't get up the social ladder.

Personally, I would rather be wise. If this means I can be middle class or at least have a decent life, I'd take wisdom any day of the week. Sure, it's definitely true that the saying "money doesn't buy happiness" is pure bull, since those that have nothing probably aren't happy themselves, but I've met a lot of upper class people who are snobby and ignorant as hell. I'd rather not be like them.

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RE: If the choice were given to be a wise man or a rich man...

wisedom is gained over time. I could be rich and become wise just the same...

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