Would you rather be born..

Which one of these traits would you rather be born with..


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Tedminator

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#51
The correct answer is Happy.

But the tedmeister is a doofus who fumbled the OP....although we still love him grudgingly.


Did i mention he steals cats......??






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lol yeah I sorta messed up that last question (was trying to fix the first question but wouldnt let me edit questions but it did let me add instead which just made it confusing).

oh and I didn't steal the damn cat :mad: ...it ran away from my neighbor and moved in with me. and now its officially tagged and registered with the county as mine so she can't have Mauser back even if she tried to get him back. Sooo muwahahaha mine! Mine!!
 
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#52
Which is why he'll never accept a deal to resign, IMO. He knows if he manages to get re-elected, that will be the way he exits.

As for Uday, Qusay, et al....That's the wrong kind of rich. I would be the Rockefeller- or Buffet-kind of born rich.

Or, if that wasn't possible, at least the Kings Point-type.
Disagreed, but good for a different thread.

Agreed it's the "wrong kind of rich" but that wasn't the question. That's the problem with kids: they think they know more than they do. The question, and it's a good question/thread @Tedminator , is age old as told in the stories of magic lamps and the phrase "Be careful what you ask for". The question was not "Would you like to be born to a loving rich Swedish family" but just "rich". Like everything else, it would involve "luck" as to whether you were born a Hussein, a Trump or to a "loving rich Swedish family". Beside that point, money doesn't buy happiness...sure it buys a lot of coke and hookers, but that's pleasure, not happiness.
 
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#53
Which is why he'll never accept a deal to resign, IMO. He knows if he manages to get re-elected, that will be the way he exits.

As for Uday, Qusay, et al....That's the wrong kind of rich. I would be the Rockefeller- or Buffet-kind of born rich.

Or, if that wasn't possible, at least the Kings Point-type.
This kind of wealth is my idea of hell. Afraid of everyone, loved by nobody.
 
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#54
I'll take being born to freedom, therefore, in a top ten country. It's hard to see what could possibly make up for being born in Syria, Afganistan, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, any other hellhole where people are not free. How about being born white in North Korea? No, thanks. I'd rather be poor and black in the US, Canada, or Western Europe any day.
 
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#56
This kind of wealth is my idea of hell. Afraid of everyone, loved by nobody.
I watched "Leaving Neverland" the other night. Human beings can be very good, but they can also be weakened by temptation. A husband can truly love his wife, but if he travels and women are constantly throwing themselves at him, he'll weaken. That's not a man thing, that's a human thing. Same for people who work around a lot of money all the time. If hard times hit and the opportunity presents itself, would they embezzle? Probably. It's human.

Look at most Americans; we live in a great country with lots of opportunity. Most have never actually lived in a fascist, socialist, authoritarian and/or Third World Shithole. If they had, maybe they'd appreciate what we have isn't so bad. Sure, it needs work, but "on the brink of civil war"? A "police state"? A "fascist nation"? Bullshit. Americans not only have it a lot better than most people in the world, but a shitload better than our own American ancestors had it. What we have now is what they all dreamed about.
 

The Man

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Jul 2011
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#57
Uday and Qusay Hussein lived great lives; born rich, lots of limos, everything they could ever want including rape rooms but both were cut down before they were 40...and deservedly so. Being "born rich" isn't a cure-all to happiness.

Now look at the Trumps. How do you think Junior, Eric and Ivanka will end up? Trump himself? At least he's over 70. He could stroke out in the Oval Office tonight and die happy.
That's true. It would be nice to be born rich. But I honestly would NOT want to be born rich in Russia, for example. Too fucking dangerous over there.

If you have lots of shit in Russia, other powerful people want to take that shit away from you. Lots of rich people over there have ended up in the prison camps on trumped up charges; or even dead by the hand of assassins; in the fighting for their business interests and other property...

Rich or not, I much prefer to now live in a land with rule of law; rather than a lawless mafia state...
 
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#58
Disagreed, but good for a different thread.

Agreed it's the "wrong kind of rich" but that wasn't the question. That's the problem with kids: they think they know more than they do. The question, and it's a good question/thread @Tedminator , is age old as told in the stories of magic lamps and the phrase "Be careful what you ask for". The question was not "Would you like to be born to a loving rich Swedish family" but just "rich". Like everything else, it would involve "luck" as to whether you were born a Hussein, a Trump or to a "loving rich Swedish family". Beside that point, money doesn't buy happiness...sure it buys a lot of coke and hookers, but that's pleasure, not happiness.

True, money doesn't buy happiness, but it also buys more than hookers and blow. In our society, it assures a certain level of security and peace of mind. Of course, being born into wealth isn't a panacea for being stupid, reckless or evil (in fact, it does engender those qualities to a certain extent), but as running starts go, I think it's a good one. As for the "flip side of the coin," that's a possibility with any of the choices given in the OP.
 
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#59
True, money doesn't buy happiness, but it also buys more than hookers and blow. In our society, it assures a certain level of security and peace of mind. Of course, being born into wealth isn't a panacea for being stupid, reckless or evil (in fact, it does engender those qualities to a certain extent), but as running starts go, I think it's a good one. As for the "flip side of the coin," that's a possibility with any of the choices given in the OP.
Looking forward to your data on the ratio of rich "stupid, reckless or evil" vs. rich people who are truly a decent human beings. Yes, there are good people, but the fact about human nature has been time tested.

There is something to be said for "adversity breeds character". Being born with a silver spoon up a person's ass like the Trumps, the Husseins or others only produces assholes.
 
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Looking forward to your data on the ratio of rich "stupid, reckless or evil" vs. rich people who are truly a decent human beings. Yes, there are good people, but the fact about human nature has been time tested.

There is something to be said for "adversity breeds character". Being born with a silver spoon up a person's ass like the Trumps, the Husseins or others only produces assholes.
OK, you make a valid point.

But c'mon....Paris Hilton isn't that awful, is she? ;)
 
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