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  • 515

    JForrestQ

    10 years ago

    I'd rather be Socrates than Miley Cyrus.

    • 235

      Rocketman36

      7 years ago

      Or you could be Hitler instead of being Bill Murray

    • 28

      Jeremy

      7 years ago

      Why, he's dead.

    • 46

      paintpuff

      7 years ago

      or van gogh, who was treated like shit everywhere, but created beauty or james cameron, known worldwide for stunning films. why'd you have to look on the bad side. i mean really.

    • 7

      Wouter de Maijer

      7 years ago

      I know what Im capable off (blue ppl)

    • 61

      James

      6 years ago

      I can't get paid in the after-life.

    • 34

      Xerun

      6 years ago

      If I go down in history books its given that I was famous in my lifetime.

    • 20

      maxwell1981

      6 years ago

      Or you could be Galileo instead of Justin Bieber.

    • 4

      WOP

      6 years ago

      Aladeen motherfucker!

    • 6

      Satan

      6 years ago

      Reading this after the VMA's in 2013

    • 6

      Rimaven

      6 years ago

      I'd rather be Tom Hiddleston than Henry VIII

    • 10

      Jacob Dittmer

      5 years ago

      I don't know anyone who'd rather be famous now then famous forever

    • 2

      MoneyGuy

      4 years ago

      True, so true

    • 6

      Evalgra

      4 years ago

      I won't have any damn paparazzi stalking me if I'm DEAD!

    • 3

      Jadon

      4 years ago

      Plot twist: Miley Cyrus goes down in the history books for inventing twerking

    • 3

      Jadon

      4 years ago

      But if you're a good person Rocketman, why would you be thought of like Hitler?

    • 1

      Rosa

      3 years ago

      I would love to be like a less Known Hitler

    • 1

      Waffle

      3 years ago

      You make a good point.

    • 3

      da44nwavenga

      3 years ago

      or you could be anne frank instead of hillary clinton

    • 1

      da44nwavenga

      3 years ago

      @maxwell1981 my name is max too but why in the f*** would u want to be justyn beiber

    • 6

      algreen

      3 years ago

      YOU CAN"T BE THERE TO EXPERIENCE THE FAME

    • 2

      Lauren

      3 years ago

      Very true but you dont have to look on the bad side and your life story would be an inspiration and not a bad pop song

    • 1

      Boris

      3 years ago

      FUCK YOU MILEY CYRUS ROCKS

    • 1

      Jacob

      3 years ago

      Shit I just realized I could be one of the dudes from linkin park.

    • 4

      Jbear50

      3 years ago

      Curing cancer is what I would hopefully go down in the history books for

    • 1

      Nate Stacey

      3 years ago

      Haha

    • 2

      feng168

      3 years ago

      or like JESUS

    • 2

      Matthew

      3 years ago

      I would rather go down in the history boks but nothing says i could be steven hawkens or someone (preferably withojt motor neuron disease) that did something good and is famous in my life time and probably after as well at least to some degree

    • 1

      JPMaino

      3 years ago

      Jesus? Jesus is in history books? Jesus maybe doesn't exist I would be Hitler or Stalin

    • 1

      Andrew

      3 years ago

      Lol

    • 1

      Garrett Sobotka

      3 years ago

      awesome

    • 1

      YoloCrafters

      3 years ago

      I am Greek So Fack Yea

    • 3

      Oliver Andre

      3 years ago

      Who the hell is Socrates?

    • 2

      the comic sans

      3 years ago

      uhhh wtf why would you want to go down in history *meaning youre considered a evil supervillian)

    • 1

      phoenix00

      3 years ago

      famous now and forever

    • 1

      MAN456

      3 years ago

      Scenario A: I am an average footballer, but I start a chain reaction that makes Finland a footballing superpower (I am VERY patriotic) Scenario B: I am a rather unsuccessful musician, but in the long run I influence rock music in a way that the 60s-80s rock scene becomes alive again, and rock music becomes a major force on the pop-charts.

    • 1

      pablo shakone

      3 years ago

      you don't have to be miley you can be someone else make billions like steven bills billy bob jo gates

    • 1

      james

      3 years ago

      why would you want to be famous when u are not alive

    • 1

      Aliyahu

      3 years ago

      Its says famous not infamous so everyone's examples suck.

    • 1

      Trent

      2 years ago

      If you go down in the history books,then you will be famous FOREVER!

    • 0

      Allodoxaphobia

      2 years ago

      LOL

    • 1

      Ash

      2 years ago

      Be Miley Cyrus for the rest of your life and be sexual. Ok

    • 2

      DjTurtlecorn

      2 years ago

      Trent is correct. If you are famous now, that's great, but if you do something so amazing as to be put in history books, than your fame will be passed down, generation to generation, and your fame will be known for as long as history remains.

    • 0

      Boopiester

      2 years ago

      Being famous hardly requires talent anymore. I think I can get famous already.

    • 0

      The Animatronic

      2 years ago

      Omg, I'm dead.

    • 1

      Jacob Reeds

      2 years ago

      I'd be the Socrates, throwin' verbal rocks at these mediocrities

    • 1

      Well I Mean

      2 years ago

      Congratulations guys, you got famous for pining a wood fence into your asshole while red gets written down on history books for starting zombie apocalypse in the world

    • 2

      Matraph

      2 years ago

      If you are famous in history doesn't mean you were famous in your life. A lot of people only got shit in their life but they are famous today. If I'm famous today dpesn't mean I'm gonna be Justin Bieber Miley Cyrus or Hitler. I will be myself but famous. Plus the dead doesn't know if they are still famous... cause they are dead

    • 2

      Isaac

      1 year ago

      Hi weirdo

    • 0

      NoJoke.com

      1 year ago

      Go down in the history books like Justin Bieber. But instead of it saying "a dumb mutt who sang like a crow with a sore throat" it will say "the legend who made Justin Bieber quit singing".

    • 0

      Dark sonic 666

      1 year ago

      wow just wow # Mily Cyrus is a leisbian

    • 0

      Silver

      5 months ago

      Who said you cant be famous when u die tho?

  • 53

    Rahma Anderson

    7 years ago

    “...they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” - Banksy

    • 10

      Utah G

      5 years ago

      then i guess whoever said this quote will never "die the second time"

    • 2

      Lauren

      3 years ago

      Thats so right

    • 1

      Tiago Henriques

      1 year ago

      Fancy bitching asside, please tell me where that makes sence, as if you were dead you wouldnt care anyways, unless its family speaking your name, which indicates someone still feels emotionally conected to you.

    • 0

      Toha

      5 months ago

      reply

  • 33

    kentonh

    10 years ago

    Knowing is half the battle.

    • 5

      Jackdackster

      6 years ago

      I Would Even say, Yeah it's great to go down in history. But think about the money! No one will give you grave money for doin summit!

    • 3

      K1ttykat

      5 years ago

      Yea, and being famous u get pestered all the time, but when your are put down in history books.... Well just imagine u being put in a test paper

    • 0

      Emir Eraslan

      3 years ago

      I would be Eisenhower maybe not says Adolf Hitler

    • 0

      Emir Eraslan

      3 years ago

      I would be Eisenhower maybe not says Adolf Hitler

    • 0

      Emir Eraslan

      3 years ago

      I would be Eisenhower maybe not says Adolf Hitler

    • 0

      Lauren

      3 years ago

      Think what matters more money or inspiration to others to make money because of your life accomplishments inspiring them

    • 0

      thunderlight2004

      2 years ago

      Famous people get power. Historical people never die.

  • 22

    Nathan

    7 years ago

    whats the point of being famous when you're dead?

  • 20

    xereeto

    7 years ago

    I don't give a damn about what happens on Earth when I'm DEAD

  • 18

    GareBear

    8 years ago

    Being remembered forever is pretty much the goal of my life. What's the point if you're just going to be forgotten once you die? Screw that, I'm going to go down in the history books.

    • 15

      Jake

      7 years ago

      Whats the point in being remembered? What will it accomplish? All it means is that when you no longer exist, an name will be remembered, you will know nothing about it, it will be as if you were forgotten to you.

    • 6

      abarnybox

      6 years ago

      What you're saying is that without other people's approval your life has no worth...that's depressing

    • 2

      Okokıjıj Jıj

      5 years ago

      Good luck with that GareBear.

    • 1

      lucky

      5 years ago

      Jake he would have accomplished something if he is going I the book like gengis khan yes he was a mean ruler but he did good for his people just like quin shi huangdi

    • 2

      XYZinferno

      3 years ago

      There will be documentaries, biographies, and other books written about you. Imagine people in school learning about YOU and YOUR life. Think about Leonardo da Vinci. Who doesn't know about him?!

  • 13

    Demon1981

    7 years ago

    I dont care what happens after I die

  • 9

    Conner Davis

    7 years ago

    I'm a time traveler, i can do both

  • 8

    Rowan93

    7 years ago

    Most people who go down in history are famous for better reasons than most people famous today, but I don't expect to gain anything from people reading about me after I'm dead.

    • 0

      Eli

      3 years ago

      that's a good point

  • 7

    SAUCY SCOTSMAN

    7 years ago

    What's the point of being famous if you can't reap the benefits?

  • 6

    CptHomer

    7 years ago

    You only live approx 74 years, and then completely erased from history books. Noone will ever know that you existed or if you did anything good. Or you could live a normal life and have done something worth being remembered for. Just look at Miley Cyrus - who gives a fuck about her when she's dead? Then look at Nelson Mandela.

    • 1

      Jason Doherty

      7 years ago

      Who cares you're DEAD!!!! Retard alert /\

    • 0

      XYZinferno

      3 years ago

      I'm sure his family would care, friends etc. By the way you call people a retard for no good reason, you'll probably have no friends or family to remember YOU.

  • 6

    [deleted]

    8 years ago

    Who cares about fame when you're dead?

    • 6

      Crissy

      7 years ago

      Tell that to Elvis Presley or any other famous people who are dead, but still very popular today

    • 10

      Jake

      7 years ago

      Crissy, that's the point, they can't give a shit, they're dead.

    • 1

      Jason Doherty

      7 years ago

      Ye crissy ill tell all the DEAD famous people

    • 0

      000

      3 years ago

      (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ FLIP ALL THE TABLESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 6

    warface363

    8 years ago

    well, it never said that it would be the GOOD famous or history, everyone just assumed. it could be bad as well. do YOU want to be remembered in the history books as the man/woman who led a crusade to wipe all people of one color from the face of the earth? or began world war 3?

    • 5

      Max Miller

      7 years ago

      yes

    • 2

      rubberlikewalrus

      7 years ago

      still people will remember you as that one guy who kicked ass and took some names

    • 2

      Divinity

      6 years ago

      PUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSYYYYY

    • 1

      Alana

      3 years ago

      you don't have to be that person. maybe you can control you life in that universe as well as this one. so you can that Michael Jackson you've always wanted to be.

  • 5

    SupaHotSavage

    4 years ago

    When ur famous u could still go down in history somehow.

  • 5

    7r3v0r13

    7 years ago

    People pay more attention to lady gaga then George Washington

    • 0

      XYZinferno

      3 years ago

      But everyone knows who George washington is. Lady gaga, well, I don't care if I know her or not. Shes not important

  • 4

    Sabah Parveen

    5 years ago

    Being famouse in this lifetime will bring u in tge books of history!!

  • 4

    raena

    6 years ago

    iam famous

  • 4

    Conrad

    7 years ago

    lol after im dead i dont really care what people think

  • 3

    N3VVRmiNd

    6 years ago

    History is boring. Pop culture is fun. WHy be remembered when you're dead? It won't matter anymore than the present...

  • 3

    Kuusou

    6 years ago

    Being remembered is fairly useless. But being famous would give me opportunities within this lifetime that most people would never experience.

  • 3

    VSpartan

    7 years ago

    Picked history books. Never liked history, but I respect 80% of the people in those books and so many have learned and bettered themselves based on those people. Being famous now... what good has Hollywood ever done us aside from The Avengers and Iron Man?

  • 0

    lilly edwards

    1 week ago

    uwu

  • 2

    Myhouse

    6 years ago

    if you are in the history book it means you are a truly successful person

  • 2

    Mikayla

    6 years ago

    I'd rather live the fame (and usually fortune) and have my fleeting moment of popculture, than have kids unhappily be forced to learn about me in school.

  • 2

    Jeremy

    7 years ago

    I don't give a shit what people think of me when I'm dead. Let me be famous and rich now.

  • 2

    jessica

    7 years ago

    being famous in this generation would be rubbish. i'd hate to be followed around.

  • 2

    youat2inthemorning

    8 years ago

    what if you were known forever because you were famous!

  • 2

    Brendan

    10 years ago

    I would argue that, as JForrestQ mentioned, Socrates has done more for humanity than Sheryl Crow with her 1 ply of toilet paper bulls**t.

    • 0

      theTexan

      7 years ago

      If you are famous now you will most likely end up somewhere in the history books. And it nevers says you were a great philosopher.

  • 1

    lolz

    1 year ago

    if ur famous you will stil go down in the history books of like 2100

  • 1

    SWEG

    3 years ago

    U WILL REMEMBER MEE FOR CENTURIES

  • 1

    ivanandric

    3 years ago

    I wil be rather Albert Einstein we all know him :P

  • 1

    Smevold

    3 years ago

    Well I will start SmevoldIndustries so... I dont think that it would work too well in 1258!

  • 1

    SpideyJedi

    3 years ago

    50 %???????

  • 1

    Eli

    3 years ago

    if your a artstis you would only get mony when your dead

  • 1

    Tomas Labbe

    3 years ago

    What if after death there was nothing? Be famous afterlife wouldnt be as good as in lifetime

  • 1

    little white cat

    3 years ago

    go down for something awesome hopefuly

  • 1

    Justin

    4 years ago

    This is so stupid. Who wouldn't choose history books?

  • 1

    Happy_PandaGirl

    5 years ago

    If you go down in history you have to be famous in this lifetime

  • 1

    Mehak

    5 years ago

    RG

  • 1

    Lexi Golden

    5 years ago

    Better to know you accomplished something that can always be remembered, than be someone famous that people will eventually not remember.

  • 1

    PhantomGaming

    5 years ago

    It NEVER said i can't be famous now and when i die be in the history books?

  • 0

    jayjayandbendy

    1 month ago

    wow!.

  • 1

    Wolf

    5 years ago

    I'd rather be Columbus than Justin Bieber.

  • 1

    Brion Francis

    5 years ago

    I'd like to become as historical as Muhammad, or Isaac Newton... Or Jesus Christ maybe?

  • 1

    Alex D'Artagnan

    6 years ago

    If i'm famous enough i will go down in history books.

  • 1

    gmixer

    6 years ago

    I might have been like Hitler if this actually happened... but at least people would teach about me!

  • 1

    Darth Vader

    6 years ago

    I already went down in history... As the destroyer of princes Leia's home planet. B*tch

  • 1

    Jack Elliot

    6 years ago

    heroes get remembered but legends never die.

  • 1

    Divinity

    6 years ago

    HITLER NAPOLEON STALIN ..WE IS DONE ....OH AND JESUS MOTHERFUCKING CHRIST BITCHES O:

  • 1

    Jeffrey

    6 years ago

    Why would I care if I was dead? In fact, I don't think I could care even if I wanted to due to the fact that I am deceased.

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