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    Money or love

    Be honest.
    And the follow up question, health or wealth?
    Hit the lotto and be dead in ten years or scrape by for 100?
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    Wow, can I leave the cash for my kids? Boys would be in their late teens or early 20s. Would miss marriages and grandfather hood, but would be able to do some incredible stuff for the next 10 years with them and my wife.

    Is the death lingering? Good health for 10 years and then Blam-O? or am I going to be stuck in bed wired to a PC, drooling and messing myself next to a pile of Grover Clevelands?

    Would not want to scrape by until 100. Good chance of seeing my wife and kids and friends die, etc.

    I am going to be selfish and choose win and 10.
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    Money. I don't need to live till 100. For 40 of those years I'll be old and sitting in a chair watching tv. Get me that cash so I can go out hard.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Well I married for love... we were both broke and unemployed.

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    lol YA should clarify how much the lotto was . what if ya only win 2 bucks

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    And id for sure rather have money then love.I dont believe in love.

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    I used a figure of $20 million after taxes to make my decision. Would set up trust funds for the boys and then as a family we would travel to our hearts content. Buy an RV and see the entire United States, go sailing a lot, let the boys pick places they wanted to see. Spend lots of time with their grandparents, that sort of thing.

    BTW, do i have to tell my kids I am going to die in 10 years?
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    Love and health.

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    Gimme the lotto

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    I'm old and healthy, why didn't you ask me this sooner? And get off my lawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Love and health.
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    Money isn't everything. I'd rather be around to see my grandchildren and great grandchildren. My father died a few years ago and I'd give up millions in lottery winnings to get him back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Well I married for love... we were both broke and unemployed.
    Most would be broke trying to live in that city.Get the hell out now while the getting is good
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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    Gimme the lotto
    Forgetaboutit!
    The Army will take care of all your needs for the next 25 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    And id for sure rather have money then love.I dont believe in love.
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    If it was only money or love, and you were talking about romantic love, I'd choose money in a heartbeat. But if I only had ten more years with that choice, no way. I'd only be 43 when I die.

    I posed a similar question on another forum, except I added more specifics:

    First option: You are suddenly given the perfect relationship with a person you love more than you ever thought possible. He/she is literally the perfect mate for you in every way conceivable. He/she sticks by you no matter what, and loves you unconditionally. However, you'll never, ever have much money in your entire life. No matter what job you manage to get, you'll, for whatever reason (magic?) always just barely scrape by each month. You won't starve, but you'll frequently be hungry but unable to afford enough food (without dipping into funds to pay the rent, lights, water, etc.). Notice I said "enough" food. You'll have food, but often not as much as would be ideal. All luxuries (internet, cable, eating out) are strictly out of the question. Still, your perfect partner sticks by you no matter what and your relationship remains wonderful regardless of finances, but money will always be a worry to you. You have the option of children, and your finances will be adjusted accordingly so that you get by, but just barely. You may or may not have friends, just as you would normally.

    Second option: You have unlimited money, but without any of the potential down-sides this might bring. (I'm not sure what those downsides may be, I'm just trying to cover everything.) You can work if you want to, but it's not necessary. You can travel anywhere you want whenever you want, you can have a go at any hobby imaginable, you can use your money to help others, literally anything you can think of (legally) you have the funds to throw at it. Your only limit is your imagination. However, you'll never fall in love. You may casually date, but it never goes beyond that. If you want children you're certainly free to adopt or use a surrogate, but you'll never be married, never have any sort of life-partner. You may or may not have friends, just as you would normally.
    In my scenario, I'd choose money without even having to think twice about it. I don't know what love feels like, and I'm doing fine without it. But I have to have money to live, and I hate working, so yeah, money please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spry View Post
    Forgetaboutit!
    The Army will take care of all your needs for the next 25 years.
    no they're not! the lotto will.

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    Why does it have to be either-or? Geesh. Just go for both!

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    I like what the Hell's Angels say,"Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse." Gimme the dough.
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    Give me the money and let me go out with a BANG! 10 years will be too much time but I'll try and make the money last that long! Then BANG!
    I love pho long time.

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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Money... cuz no matter how much you love me, you will eventually leave my broke ass.
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    Health and love. I see bad health everyday--nothing I would choose no matter what. Those that choose money over health have NOOOOOO Idea what being seriously ill looks, feels, sounds like or what effect it has on family and friends.

    Good luck with your greed.

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    It depends, is the love guaranteed to last longer than the money?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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