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This would be your total lifespan, and you wouldn't be able to get around it with money.

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  • 225

    mouse53

    9 years ago

    Being poor you gain respect for life.

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      William

      6 years ago

      Then why does everybody kick the hobo down my street?

    • 65

      Freq-Sho

      6 years ago

      and being rick you couldn't donate a lot to help other people and do things like convert your front yard to a 500 sq foot garden to grow food for the hungry?

    • 63

      Lawrence

      6 years ago

      No you don't. Most people in poverty turn to drugs and crime to escape their life. Your full of shit.

    • 24

      JustCarefree

      6 years ago

      Tell that to every American you see.

    • 32

      Shanna

      6 years ago

      You're obviously not poor. Moron.

    • 9

      Robert Longacre

      6 years ago

      $&@¡&$&&@$););(;;:/[email protected]"''¥£€^*+%#£¥>€~

    • 69

      Luna

      6 years ago

      well I'm not exactly rich... But life isn't all about money.

    • 32

      Allamo

      6 years ago

      If I knew I were to die at forty and I had assloads of money I would give most of it to charity, so your point is invalid.

    • 10

      kjhgjkgh

      5 years ago

      Shanna you are poor but wasting time and money on the internet to insult people?

    • 16

      Max

      5 years ago

      What's da point of a life when you live a shitty one?

    • 2

      Hasan Tareq

      5 years ago

      why poverty is not unlike?

    • 3

      bvee23

      5 years ago

      I would be the Pope..

    • 11

      Mathias Weigl

      5 years ago

      William seriously, you have so stupid people in your neighbourhood, if anybody does that, they should die painfully right now, while being in a weird hentai

    • 13

      Kim Kardashian

      5 years ago

      Why the fuck would I wanna live 80 years in frustration and depression asking myself everyday, "How the hell am I supposed to earn money for food, clothes and a home?" Also being rich doesn't justify the fact that you can be fucking generous and donate whenever you possibly can.

    • 6

      Oraclethingy

      5 years ago

      Being poor and being unproductive are 2 different things, an average hobo is probably a high school drop out and did nothing with their lives. For this question let's assume that you can make SOME money because you have an education. Being poor doesn't mean you forces to eat kittens' faces off, it just means you don't have a lot of money.

    • 0

      ZOMBIETURNIP

      5 years ago

      No it doesn't

    • 3

      GalacticZer0

      4 years ago

      Being rich doesn't mean that everyone will dislike you.

    • 1

      nasser alblooki

      4 years ago

      I dont think so

    • 0

      nasser alblooki

      4 years ago

      I dont think so

    • 0

      nasser alblooki

      4 years ago

      I dont think so

    • 2

      Linux1018

      4 years ago

      The reason we are rich is because we worked hard in school and have most likely gone to a revered university such as Stanford. Putting hours and hours of your time into becoming a better person and not wasting it on smoking and procrastinating is truly worth respect.

    • 3

      Astrid

      4 years ago

      Being poor can also make your life sad, and you would always be wishing you'd done more. Sure, if you want to be some martyr to the cause of good will like in all those different religious stories where people sell everything for some reason: then do it. But honestly, the average person wants money. NOT THAT MONEY MEANS HAPPINESS. Just that money means you'll live a lot more comfortably and be safer and more stable if you lose your job in your 40 years.

    • 1

      Batman

      4 years ago

      No you dont

    • 0

      Brian

      4 years ago

      Ya ok

    • 1

      Colten

      3 years ago

      @Lawrence Said the guy who doesn't know how to spell "you're". Also, that is stereotypical and untrue. If you are rich, most likely everything is handed to you. If you're poor, you probably have to work hard, possibly with 2 or more jobs, to get next to nothing. It teaches you to count your blessings.

    • 0

      Sam

      3 years ago

      sooo right

    • 1

      Fabrizio

      3 years ago

      That's a neck, mouse53.

    • 1

      Aleksander Rokowski

      3 years ago

      You louse life in povery, cant see the world

    • 0

      Azerhd

      3 years ago

      i dont even want to get older than 50

    • 0

      Filethecomplaint

      3 years ago

      Naaaaah it's all about dat paper.

    • 0

      Shannon

      3 years ago

      It didn't specify how you would turn rich. I could've turned rich from doing good deeds through rewards. And what if I gave money for the poor's benefit? Even though life doesn't revolve around just money, it's about the experiences - which involves money. And the Pope is not in poverty...

    • 2

      Daniel

      3 years ago

      Linux if youve gone to school for over 20 years, then congratulations, you'v just wasted over half your life! 23/40=wasted.

    • 0

      ronnoC

      3 years ago

      @William 'cuz their assholes

    • 0

      LightningleafYT

      2 years ago

      thanks for agreeing i like to have children and if your 40 in riches you have no respect only for your money. you got to earn respect. and all you rich people i feel sorry. everyone try to date you only for your money

    • 1

      Loc

      2 years ago

      Dude i agree the people who picked live until 40 in riches wont get respect they are gonna be dumb and mean.

    • 3

      CaptainCakeBlast

      2 years ago

      I want to live in 80's in poverty because living more is a rich to me

    • 0

      xDERAHOLLAx

      2 years ago

      @Loc you're so stupid and stereotypical - not everyone who is rich is bad

    • 0

      Outrageous Furball

      2 years ago

      Lived until the age of 40? It was probably an overdose

    • 0

      thewizerd

      2 years ago

      well you will die soon or later , but you will not gather your money after you die , so simple

    • 0

      ItzAlex YT

      2 years ago

      Hey it never said you couldnt invent a cure for dying tho

    • 0

      Ty Mercer

      2 years ago

      I will probably die at 40 anyways...

    • 0

      Ethan Vaughn Allen

      2 years ago

      after you die you just die nothing else just death so who cares if anyone remembers me everyone is forgotten anyway. if you don't think so name your great great great great grand mother

    • 2

      I'll follow the sun

      2 years ago

      "A happy person isn't a person in a certain set of circumstances, it's a person with a certain set of attitudes." Money doesn't necessarily mean happiness in my opinion.

    • 0

      ☯Chilled☯

      2 years ago

      I'm not spoiled but the way I see I'd live fast and die young.

    • 1

      Ethan

      1 year ago

      Money can't buy you happiness, acts of kindness can.

    • 1

      el chapo da pablo

      1 year ago

      I agree man. Driving down the ghetto in a messed up car can be... I don't know, cool?

    • 0

      Kahekili_Stokes

      1 year ago

      Srsly!?

    • 0

      sonic

      1 year ago

      no maybe

    • 0

      Mr.PoopyButthole

      1 year ago

      I agree rich people never know struggle because they just buy they're way out of it

    • 0

      Kenny

      1 year ago

      live until '40'. I am just going to say its 40 billion years since nothing states years after it. And if thats not gonna work i can just say i can not get any older then 20. (after that point i just have no birthday)

    • 0

      jojo

      1 year ago

      no that is incorrect

    • 0

      david

      11 months ago

      if Cigarettes are a drug it it's gonna bad

    • 0

      AK47

      8 months ago

      Money is everything. You have like nothing when youre poor

    • 0

      conner

      4 months ago

      im preety sure you mean the oppisate of what you just said.

  • 67

    Patrick

    9 years ago

    Being rich would be so clutch.

  • 40

    wonderbung

    7 years ago

    Many people live below the poverty line but still have wonderful lives. Being rich doesn't guarantee that you will ever fall in love, make true friends, start a family, or be happy at all.

    • 12

      Shanna

      6 years ago

      I already have a husband I love more than anything have true friends and have a beautiful son. The only thing missing is being rich so yea being rich and only living till i'm 40 would be worth it because i'd be able to make my son and my husbands lives a BILLION times better than they are now being poor as fuck. Being rich equals happiness 9 times out of 10 my friend and only rich people think different.

    • 1

      Darcy

      6 years ago

      That is right

    • 6

      Spencer Reese

      6 years ago

      @Shanna Would your son rather have inheritance over you for 40 more years? I guarantee your husband and son care more about you than your money, their lives would not be better.

    • 7

      Jacob

      6 years ago

      Well, Shanna, rich people would know. What the studies say is that while serious poverty does make people less happy, rich people are no happier than normally endowed people. Of course the answer to this depends on exactly how poor you would be, but unless we're talking starvation, life is worth much more than whatever money.

    • 2

      Joaquin Perez Prieto

      5 years ago

      You could at least spend all of your money in the cure for cancer before dying

    • 1

      AlbinoEverGreen

      5 years ago

      Money can buy happiness in nutella form argument is now invalid.

    • 2

      [deleted]

      3 years ago

      No it doesn't guarantee it, but neither does being poor, you just get worse living conditions. Keep in mind if you're really poor you would go hungry most of the time and probably be malnourished. You would also have less spare time since you must use this on trying to get food/earn money, which means you have actually lesser chance of finding friends/love.

    • 1

      xDERAHOLLAx

      2 years ago

      Living in poverty does not guarantee that you will ever fall in love, make true friends, start a family, or be happy at all.

    • 0

      AddictionZ

      2 years ago

      Who needs love or family when you have money.You can buy whores.Money=Happiness.

    • 0

      omax

      1 year ago

      well being rich doesnt make you happy , but it can be a reason of your happiness if you used it well and helped people with it , and it would be easier to make the world a better place for many people

  • 15

    Blazephlozard

    6 years ago

    Living until 80 as I am now would be fine, but poverty is another matter entirely, I don't want 60 years of struggling for food, probably being homeless, having no entertainment...

  • 14

    GareBear

    8 years ago

    Crap, I'd rather die young and happy than old and sad.

  • 13

    jazzhands

    7 years ago

    The American "worship money, die young" mentality is disgusting.

    • 10

      Max Miller

      7 years ago

      and where are you getting the fact that everyone who picked red is american?

    • 3

      Tyler Somers

      6 years ago

      I'd rather live my life happy than slowly watch my self die in sadness.

    • 1

      ramsT&F

      6 years ago

      Either option is being greedy, it's just as bad to wish for immortality as it is for endless riches

    • 4

      Jacob

      6 years ago

      Tyler: money does not make you happy. That's a statistical fact.

    • 3

      Dinca Catinel

      5 years ago

      So does that statistical fact also say that poverty makes you happy? What's the point in living 80 years for nothing?

    • 0

      KakaKarrotCake

      3 years ago

      Any point you use again being rich can be used against poverty. I'd rather have a lot of money that i can use to help people instead of having no money and do nothing but be in poverty hoping to get out of this money challenge i'm facing. You cannot switch out of either options, it's either permanent money or 2x more life but the life is 4x worse due to permanent poverty.

  • 11

    Ian

    6 years ago

    Smart investments, noone says you have to live without riches after your 40s...

  • 11

    JForrestQ

    9 years ago

    Death should not be feared, but accepted as a fact of nature. You could use the money to finance worthy causes and gain more meaning in life rather than participating in "a miserable desire of a little more life." (Quote from the Crito, written by Plato, spoken by Socrates)

    • 1

      [deleted]

      3 years ago

      I agree, but still I would be scared if somebody came to murder me. Its just in our nature, animals are scared of it and so are most humans

  • 10

    rando

    9 years ago

    i'm poor, and it sucks.

    • 6

      Kelly Mckinnon

      6 years ago

      if ur so poor, how can u afford technology? thats not even cool to joke about

    • 1

      SunnyCrapCake

      5 years ago

      Kelly, he didn't say HOW poor. I have a friend who is quite poor, but he does sometimes have Internet, and he got a computer of a friend.

    • 0

      Erto

      5 years ago

      In my eyes being poor is equavilant to being homeless or barely having the means to get by.

    • 0

      Sherman Witcher

      2 years ago

      @Kelly stfu

  • 8

    Lawrence

    6 years ago

    Being rich opens up the world. You can travel and experience so much. When your in poverty you cant do shit. And people who say the best things in life are free are full of it. I challenge anyone who truley believes that to quit their job and try and live a happy life as a bum.

    • 4

      mouse53

      6 years ago

      these comments just go to show we all think differently.. I don't let money or riches control how I live my life, life is what you make of it, or making the best out what you have, not having the best of everything. how does that go? Money can't buy you love or happiness.

    • 2

      Lawrence

      6 years ago

      Yes it can. Through massive donations to less fortunate you are loved and admired by those you help and money can buy amazing experiences, holidays and peace of mind.

    • 0

      Jacob

      6 years ago

      You do realize that if you 1. get a lot of money, 2. give the money away, other people in general aren't getting any richer? Of course if you got all your money from the mafia and/or the richest 1%, you really would make a difference, but the question doesn't state that.

    • 0

      Treelady

      5 years ago

      You can definitely travel without tons of money. Even in poverty, if you used all your resources towards traveling. I believe you would get very far.

    • 1

      [deleted]

      3 years ago

      I agree. I can't possibly understand how I could be happy if I went hungry for the vast majority of time and were freezing every night because I had to sleep on the streets. As well as having much less actual spare time since I must use this time on trying to survive, you would actually have less chance of finding friends and lovers like most people are so worried about...

  • 8

    pirate

    7 years ago

    being rich doens't solve all your problems and you can be poor and happy, so...

    • 0

      Shanna

      6 years ago

      i'm poor and the only thing that could make me happy would be money. your obviously rich...

    • 0

      Käsefleisch

      4 years ago

      Being rich also doesn't solve problems at all. And you can be poor and hated

    • 0

      BonerInMyMouth

      1 year ago

      harder daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OooooooooooooOOoooooOOooooOoooooOOooOoooooOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. IM CuMMInG OH YeAH!!!!!!

  • 6

    invisiblesun

    7 years ago

    who wants to get old anyways?

    • 0

      BonerInMyMouth

      1 year ago

      Im sorry that you think that way, maybe this will change your mind: harder daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OooooooooooooOOoooooOOooooOoooooOOooOoooooOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. IM CuMMInG OH YeAH!!!!!!

    • 0

      RYAN

      7 months ago

      lol so true!

  • 5

    Powerpython

    6 years ago

    Wow. Too many people are way too materialistic.

  • 5

    De3ertf0x

    6 years ago

    poverty isn't homelessness

    • 0

      BonerInMyMouth

      1 year ago

      but you know what is? This: harder daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OooooooooooooOOoooooOOooooOoooooOOooOoooooOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. IM CuMMInG OH YeAH!!!!!!

  • 4

    Bean the mouse

    6 years ago

    Life is more valuble than money.

    • 2

      Luke

      6 years ago

      Growing old is kind of a big thing for me... Our lives are already so short... Riches can't buy half my life.

    • 0

      BonerInMyMouth

      1 year ago

      No, THIS IS! harder daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OooooooooooooOOoooooOOooooOoooooOOooOoooooOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. IM CuMMInG OH YeAH!!!!!!

  • 4

    Dalton Brown

    6 years ago

    i'd rather live longer than richer

  • 4

    killmenow666

    8 years ago

    who the hell wants to see their prime slowly drifting away?

  • 4

    Brendan

    9 years ago

    I could experience more in 10 years of riches than being poor let alone 40 of those years.

  • 3

    StoopidPotatoSecks

    5 years ago

    Only 80???

    • 0

      BonerInMyMouth

      1 year ago

      sorry sir but i think you mean harder daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OooooooooooooOOoooooOOooooOoooooOOooOoooooOohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. IM CuMMInG OH YeAH!!!!!!

  • 3

    Joe Lee

    5 years ago

    Its ok ill just give up my money later to someone else.

  • 3

    massimo

    6 years ago

    if you will live to 80 you will get to marry some wealth bitch and DANG! you life twice!

  • 3

    Kate H

    7 years ago

    40 years very well lived

  • 3

    PowerRainbows

    7 years ago

    use the money to travel and actually live a little or be poor and never get to do anything? easy choice yo

  • 0

    alkez

    4 days ago

    I could focus all my time into just being happy and improving skills I like instead of working; this is potentially 24 years of no work for me.

  • 2

    TacoWolf

    2 years ago

    Why!? seriously people; the fuck

  • 2

    KBLEGEND

    3 years ago

    Sex or kiss

  • 2

    KBLEGEND

    3 years ago

    Rectu

  • 2

    bullfrog098

    3 years ago

    Your rich and you can donate money for stuff that help you live longer

    • 2

      bullfrog098

      3 years ago

      Good point

    • 2

      Asymtionc

      3 years ago

      Not to be the smart guy here, but it does state that you'd live until 40, no matter what.

  • 0

    chim

    1 week ago

    Poverty is hard. However, if I live 40 years to the fullest, with money and support, it might just be worth it.

  • 2

    Pecola1

    3 years ago

    Till 80 in poverty then retire... in poverty? Or suddenly get a job and work for the rest of your life? Or just win the lottery? Not specified, so it's just what would normally happen. Eg, still in poverty. Live until 40 in riches, then afterwards, same thing. Continue in riches. I would spread the wealth, to all those who pretend it's greedy to make money.

  • 2

    nikosdomain

    3 years ago

    My dad makes alot but doesnt spend on anything, anything

  • 2

    [deleted]

    3 years ago

    I think the quality of our life matter more than the length. You can't possibly have a good life while being really poor, but being rich gives you lot of opportunities thus better chance of a good life

  • 0

    Poopyman

    1 week ago

    you arent thinking about how long you will live just more in a far away plain biome with nothing there, then grow your own crops andmake your own home

  • 2

    TardytheTurtle

    6 years ago

    it's not about how long you live, it's about how you live

  • 2

    Heavensarcher

    6 years ago

    Living in riches you can get more out of life in a shorter amount of time. You know, help others, travel etc. etc.

  • 2

    Jerry Jerryson

    6 years ago

    I'm not really sure I want to live much past 40 anyway.

  • 0

    CthulhuForPrez

    2 weeks ago

    What if your dead before you reach 80?

  • 0

    LittlePastelPolaroid

    3 weeks ago

    I'd much rather live longer and have a value for the life I live, then possibly be vain and ungrateful.

  • 1

    brg

    1 year ago

    Poverty doesn't mean you cant enjoy life. If you died at 40 you were or likely to have spent your fortune on drugs or whatever killed you.

  • 0

    suborb24

    1 month ago

    I would much rather stay alive as much as possible cause what awaits me in the afterlife is way more important than having some green fucking paper.... retards

  • 0

    suborb24

    1 month ago

    So being poor is bad? Ok assholes

  • 1

    Lizzie_chan

    2 years ago

    You guys realize that not all people with lots of money are a bunch of jerks like you see in the movies! Maybe some can be cough cough Donald trump cough cough. Would you really rather live without enough money to buy the proper food and clothes you need for 80 years then have money??? If you really think your going to turn into one of those movie characters then donate money to charity. This question has nothing to do with your happiness!!!! You could be happy when your rich and NOT because of the money. Stop being so stereotypical!

  • 1

    Senpie

    2 years ago

    Quality over Quantity..

  • 1

    Josh456

    2 years ago

    Living in riches until you're 40 doesn't mean you will be poor afterwards.

  • 1

    Sherman Witcher

    2 years ago

    Lol who wants to be old

  • 1

    Eric Due

    3 years ago

    some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80!

  • 1

    KBLEGEND

    3 years ago

    Sorry

  • 1

    KBLEGEND

    3 years ago

    No

  • 1

    haley

    3 years ago

    rather be poor that a asshole

  • 1

    Hannah Rose

    3 years ago

    You can be in poverty and still be happy. Money doesn't buy happiness

    • 0

      Asymtionc

      3 years ago

      That is a true fact there.

    • 0

      JohnTheBeast

      2 years ago

      Well money pays my internet which makes me happy BOOM money CAN buy happiness! But hey your opinion is your choise its not like i hate thetyou chose differentely!

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