if u were rich...

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    Apr 23, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    would u act different???

    would u be all cocky about it and flaunt it in people's faces...??
    like "I'M RICH BITCH" and rent out hotel rooms and drink mad drinks, and buy like a half a pound of cocaine and have orgies in ur penthouse hotel room ?!?!

    would u drop ur old poor friends cuz they were poor and unstylish now?! or would u remain the same type of person u always were.


    Realistically, If u won like $$$182 in the lottery, would u not care what people thought of u??? because, at the end of the day u can buy ur happiness?

    If u were rich, would u look down on poor, broke motherfuckers cuz they didn't have money?

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    Apr 23, 2010 3:32 AM GMT


    Money multiplies your true personalty x 10. Allowing you to expose your truth w/out hesitation.
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    Apr 23, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    I had money, I've been around people who had money, it brings out some shocking things in people when they get around it, absolutely shocking things indeed.

    I had money, I never flaunted it, I drove a crappy car (although I did want a Ferrari and regret not getting one hahaha) I wore regular clothes, I ate at the same places I always enjoyed (dining out was usually quite cheap) I did indulge a fair bit going to a really nice restaurant occasionally, buying nice things, all that sorta stuff, but otherwise I had more money then I knew what to do with besides investing it...

    Now thankfully it's pretty much gone, money never brought me happiness or joy, it would occasionally make me momentarily happy but it never lasted very long, only for as long as my interest held in what ever the latest thing was I brought which never lasted long..

    My friends though, they brought me more joy and happiness then anything and they cost me nothing, they asked for nothing... they just gave and knew that I would do the same in return because I wanted too (which really isn't giving at all in this sense)
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidI had money, I've been around people who had money, it brings out some shocking things in people when they get around it, absolutely shocking things indeed.

    I had money, I never flaunted it, I drove a crappy car (although I did want a Ferrari and regret not getting one hahaha) I wore regular clothes, I ate at the same places I always enjoyed (dining out was usually quite cheap) I did indulge a fair bit going to a really nice restaurant occasionally, buying nice things, all that sorta stuff, but otherwise I had more money then I knew what to do with besides investing it...

    Now thankfully it's pretty much gone, money never brought me happiness or joy, it would occasionally make me momentarily happy but it never lasted very long, only for as long as my interest held in what ever the latest thing was I brought which never lasted long..

    My friends though, they brought me more joy and happiness then anything and they cost me nothing, they asked for nothing... they just gave and knew that I would do the same in return because I wanted too (which really isn't giving at all in this sense)


    awwww, I love that cute little moral..."that money doesn't buy happiness"
    it's so folksy!!! and quaint.

    Me, on the other hand am a money hungry, money grubbing whore!!!
    well, not exactly, of course I have common decency, but man what I wouldn't do for a $20 bill, know what im sayin? icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    I am broke on the inside. I don't see how money can fix that. However, it would make my life a little easier!
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    Import saidwould u act different???

    would u be all cocky about it and flaunt it in people's faces...??
    like "I'M RICH BITCH" and rent out hotel rooms and drink mad drinks, and buy like a half a pound of cocaine and have orgies in ur penthouse hotel room ?!?!

    would u drop ur old poor friends cuz they were poor and unstylish now?! or would u remain the same type of person u always were.


    Realistically, If u won like $$$182 in the lottery, would u not care what people thought of u??? because, at the end of the day u can buy ur happiness?

    If u were rich, would u look down on poor, broke motherfuckers cuz they didn't have money?

    be 100%
    it's the internet, no one really knows u icon_smile.gif


    182$? I hope you would win more than one hundred eighty two dollars in the lottery. lol. But I understand what you mean. If I became instantly rich, I would become nicer, because I would have the means and connections to help people more than I previously would have been able to.
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    Who are y'all again? Poor people? Ewwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:44 PM GMT
    I'd definitely have the freedom to continually travel all year, however I would be drawn back to Africa without a doubt, Kenya in particular, and do my own part in brightening the world.

    I've been ridiculously generous, to a fault, since I was a lad, so I'd also need to create several trusts for myself.

    Of course, the option of luxury breaks whenever I want is a great treat icon_smile.gif

    I've lived in Australia and Europe, visited the States, however I find that the people I spend 6 months in Kenya with were the most honest I have ever met.

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    Apr 23, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    I'd have a nice car and a nice house but I'd keep my friends. I'd travel. I'd still work to keep me busy and meet people. I wouldn't "look down" on poor people. I don't think money really defines people. I have friends that are filthy rich and friends that are dirt poor, doesn't really effect how I see them.
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    Apr 23, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    I don't think I would act different. I would probably be the same guy... keep to myself, read books, paint, jog, nothing Paris Hilton-like. No I would not be cocky and flaunt it in people's faces - I would like to keep my anonymity. No I would not drop my REAL friends prior to getting rich - they were my friends when I was broke... they'll be least likely to use me when I am rich.

    I would probably not call many people once I was rich "friends"... I have no clue who would use me. If I won $182 (million?)... I would quit looking for work... go back to grad school to study something I deeply cared about like biology, art, ancient history, so on. I would probably fund my own archaeological expedition in Egypt, Italy, and Greece.

    Socially, I am not sure how I would feel... I wouldn't advertise I was rich because all the rats would come out the woodwork. Finding a boyfriend/husband might be hardier too for the reasons I just mentioned. I would be materially happy... emotionally and socially... not so sure.

    I would not look down on poor/less affluent people. I know people who are, to borrow a phrase, "dirt poor." When I worked in retail during college, I knew of old people who would buy cat food to eat because they couldn't afford their medications and food at the same time. I know what it's like to do without, while my more affluent peers talked about vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean like it was nothing.

    I had no car in college when most of my peers were driving BMWs, Mercedes, etc. and spending money out the ass at the local bars while I was sitting in my dorm room studying for my degree. Fortunately for me, I lived in the city during college, so the car issue wasn't a significant. I had to pay for my college education - it was handed to me on a silver platter. I busted my ass to get my degree, while most people at my college thought of the experience as a passing social fancy.

    So no... if I was rich, I couldn't be a better advocate for the disenfranchised and the poor. I would use my money to lobby for changes to help them. Poor people do not like handouts... no matter what some people say... most poor people would rather work and have their dignity than be seen as parasites.
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    Apr 26, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    RYAN_SC saidI don't think I would act different. I would probably be the same guy... keep to myself, read books, paint, jog, nothing Paris Hilton-like. No I would not be cocky and flaunt it in people's faces - I would like to keep my anonymity. No I would not drop my REAL friends prior to getting rich - they were my friends when I was broke... they'll be least likely to use me when I am rich. ..........

    Socially, I am not sure how I would feel... I wouldn't advertise I was rich because all the rats would come out the woodwork. Finding a boyfriend/husband might be hardier too for the reasons I just mentioned. I would be materially happy... emotionally and socially... not so sure. ......

    I would not look down on poor/less affluent people. I know people who are, to borrow a phrase, "dirt poor." ...........

    So no... if I was rich, I couldn't be a better advocate for the disenfranchised and the poor. I would use my money to lobby for changes to help them. Poor people do not like handouts... no matter what some people say... most poor people would rather work and have their dignity than be seen as parasites.
    This totally sounds like me and also the concerns I would have. If I were to suddenly be rich, I would make up some excuse why I quit my job since I wouldn't want anyone at my job to know that's the reason I quit. I will take fortune over fame any day.
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    Apr 26, 2010 1:49 PM GMT
    Import said
    Realistically, If u won like $$$182 in the lottery, would u not care what people thought of u??? because, at the end of the day u can buy ur happiness?



    $182 can not buy you happiness. i have $182 and it can barely buy groceries for a month...

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    Apr 26, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    I'd clean out Vivienne Westwood in my Ga-lli-a-no gown.
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    Apr 26, 2010 1:51 PM GMT
    rangard said
    Import said
    Realistically, If u won like $$$182 in the lottery, would u not care what people thought of u??? because, at the end of the day u can buy ur happiness?



    $182 can not buy you happiness. i have $182 and it can barely buy groceries for a month...

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    I could barely get groceries for two weeks in Sydney!
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    Apr 26, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI'd clean out Vivienne Westwood in my Ga-lli-a-no gown.


    You wouldn´t have to take a cleaning job if you were rich. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:15 PM GMT
    i use to have audi's land rovers jaguars bmws and a suburban all paid for upfront by me dad. get however much cash i needed for whatever no questions asked. i thought i was happy and loving life. but i eventually turned to coke and drinking.
    needless to say i still could live like that if i asked my dad again but im happy owning my own car, paying my own bills, and struggling from time to time to do it doesnt matter to me. im much happier now and i think a better person. and if i were to get rich on my own money i think i would be different now that i know what really counts in life
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    I'm thinking he meant 182 million.

    At my previous job as a stock broker, some of my clients were millionaires and billionaires. Because of that I have had a lot of time thinking about money, and what it really means.

    Mostly, money is power. If you end up spending it on a lavish lifestyle you no longer have power. If you earned your wealth or inherited the wealth, you understand this underlying principle. These individuals will have a lavish lifestyle compared to most, but still live far beneath their means. Basically, many will want to only live off of the growth and interest of their investments, never needing to touch the principle. If you're desperate enough to touch the principle you're not really rich(in some people's minds).

    On the other hand, most Lotto winners usually end up going bankrupt, they don't understand budgeting principles and see money as something to spend, rather than something to hold onto and use as an investment for their children, family, for future generations(such as a trust fund for a charity).

    If I won this money, I would set myself up with a modest living environment(for a few million), buy my relatives nicer living situations(but still own the property as an investment), possibly set up some smaller self sustaining businesses to give my friends and family decent jobs with a company that cares about their welfare, and set up a charity trust organization with close relatives as chair-people.

    My splurges would be in the form of a couple of nice cars, and possibly lease or own a private jet. I think travel would be a big part of my life as well as my extended family's.
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI'm thinking he meant 182 million.


    heh...i gathered that from the $$$, i was just being a smart ass. and since i am not rich, and i don't even play the lottery, being a smart ass is all i got at the moment.

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    Apr 26, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    Two things would change. One, I'd have someone come in and clean my house once a week. I love having a nice clean house, but hate cleaning.

    And two, I would definitely buy an exotic sportscar or two, probably a Lamborghini and a twin turbo Porsche.
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    I want to be rich so I can help the needy, after I get my house, car and annual vacations there will be much left to do good for others, ofcourse I would invest wisely and live off that income mostly rather than eat into the lumpsum.

    I would never change to my freinds infact I would be showering them with gifts and what not, they have done alot for me and have accepted me for who I am.

    Over the past several years I have lost interest in being part of the crowd so I would not be doing anything to keep up with the Jonses so the money would not be spent uselessly.
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    Apr 26, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    I am rich.....

    I have a great family,
    Good friends,
    A roof over my head,
    Food in my belly,
    An amazing daughter

    Depends on what you consider more important... Money or the love of others in your life.

    If you consider money more important... just remember, money can always go away... good friends, family will always be around..... just sayin'

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    Apr 26, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    You people are nuts. Of course money brings happiness. If you have money You do not have stress, well at least like stuff on how will i make rent or pay my credit cards. There is a lot of other stress out there. Getting rid of that one is a big one. You don't have to worry about whether you can afford a vacation. Don't have to worry about if you can take sometime off. You can actually afford to go to the doctor or dentist.

    Anyways if I was rich I would try and hide it. Just because I am afraid of like getting murdered because I would have money. If i had friends I would hang out with the same people unless they only want to hang out with me because I have money. I am broke and I still look down at other broke people and poor people. So unfortunately that would not change.

    I think I Might have been to honest in this thread. :s
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    rangard said
    Celticmusl saidI'm thinking he meant 182 million.


    heh...i gathered that from the $$$, i was just being a smart ass. and since i am not rich, and i don't even play the lottery, being a smart ass is all i got at the moment.

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    Rangard, it's better to be a smart ass and roar, than to be a dumb ass and bore.icon_lol.gif

    If I ever won the lotto, don't have great need for things. Like to be able to just pack a bag and go. Less things to clean as well.
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    Apr 26, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    I have worked for very wealthy people for many years, and I have to say that I have seen just about every type of monied personality....it is unfortunate that so many of them are total assholes!

    If I was to win that kind of money, I would make gifts to each and every family member I have (22 in total), I would buy a very nice house and pay cash for it, and it's furnishings.

    I would set up a trust, and a foundation...a fixed portion would be used for me to live off the interest, and upon my death all assets would be liquidated and all proceeds would go to the foundation.

    The foundation would make chartible contributions to worthy causes of my choice locally, nationally, and globally.

    I hope that I would not become an asshole, but having dealt with them for so long I don't think I'd be able to do it. I would certainly buy nice cars, and enjoy my good fortune...but I also know the importance of giving back to the community, and sharing with my loved ones! I'd want to have as much fun as possible...life is far too short not too.

    And giving money away is awesome...especially when you expect nothing in return except that warm happy feeling.

    There are only 5 people in the US with my last name, and I'm the only male able to carry on the name (oops)...so, a foundation would be my way of making sure my family name lived in perpetuity.
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    Apr 26, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    Not really. I come from a semi-wealthy family, so I have been around snubby rich families all my life and know what others think of them - even other rich people. So hell to the no.