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What does this mean to you?

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i think everyone wants to be rich. it's the whole thing about money buying u happiness, which most of the time, is true.
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Erm, sorry to be stupid but what exactly do you mean?

I mean, for me it means having a lot of money, but is that what you intended when starting the thread?

I suppose being rich can help in many ways, but it's not the be-all and end all.
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Being rich blurs the difference between friends and enemies...
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But what exactly does being rich mean to you?

Is it having a car for every single day of the week, a house in every continent and holidays whenever you want or is it something else?
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But what exactly does being rich mean to you?

Is it having a car for every single day of the week, a house in every continent and holidays whenever you want or is it something else?
having enough ,money t0 be able to do what you want, when you want to (goes with being an A-list celeb -see post: "do you want to be famous")
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Erm, sorry to be stupid but what exactly do you mean?

I mean, for me it means having a lot of money, but is that what you intended when starting the thread?

I suppose being rich can help in many ways, but it's not the be-all and end all.
Just what does the word "rich" mean to you. When someone says "i'm rich" what do you think they mean?
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Being rich blurs the difference between friends and enemies...
i know what u mean. if i won the lotterly (a large sum) i expect that all the girls i fancyed in high school would SUDDENLY be interested in me.
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But what exactly does being rich mean to you?

Is it having a car for every single day of the week, a house in every continent and holidays whenever you want or is it something else?
How about cash, used, in £50 and £20 notes, non sequential. In a bank account under your name to the value of £500 million pounds.

Not to forget the gold ingots of course...
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What does this mean to you?

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I think you can use 'rich' in two ways:

1) in financial terms: having more money than most people in your society and having more money than you need

2) in general terms: having everything you need to lead a contemplative lifestyle, be wise and reach something like happiness (money, friends, family, education, cuture, experience)
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i think everyone wants to be rich. it's the whole thing about money buying u happiness, which most of the time, is true.
Ahh, but money can't buy true happiness.
My definition of being rich envolves a fufilled life, freinds and family, in other words being truley blessed.
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I think you can use 'rich' in two ways:

1) in financial terms: having more money than most people in your society and having more money than you need

2) in general terms: having everything you need to lead a contemplative lifestyle, be wise and reach something like happiness (money, friends, family, education, cuture, experience)
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Ahh, but money can't buy true happiness.
My definition of being rich envolves a fufilled life, freinds and family, in other words being truley blessed.
but you cant deny tha money owuld help you do this...?
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Rich, to most people, means having enough money to afford luxuries and more.

Yes, being rich can make you happy but isn't essential to be happy. You can be happy without having large amounts of money.

Money can get you a lot of things, house, car, good clothes etc. Most people's aim in life if to get a good job giving them good money so they can afford these things. But, money isn't the most important thing. You need it to live, of course, but if you have enough to suit your everyday lifestyle then it's sufficient. Money can't buy you real friends, or real love. People may be attracted but it's for the wrong reasons.
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Just what does the word "rich" mean to you. When someone says "i'm rich" what do you think they mean?
if somebody would say that only that i would think of money but you can be rich in other ways as well maybe the person feels fortunate because of his/hers family. my answer would be that it depends on the situation
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I think you can use 'rich' in two ways:

2) in general terms: having everything you need to lead a contemplative lifestyle, be wise and reach something like happiness (money, friends, family, education, cuture, experience)
Good answer. I was on some religious tour a few summers ago and i was posed this question. To which i replied, cars, money, mansion in UK, switzerland etc.

To which the person quoted something from a jewish book called the Talmud.

"Who is considered rich? One who is happy with what he has."

I'm not trying to preach at all, but who here is really happy with what they have? I think our society always encourages us to want more possessions. I don't find myself feeling complete and having no desire for anything else- i am also a victim.

But it's just something that does make you think. A millionaire in his home with no family may be financially "rich" but is he really rich using the terms of the Talmud. Whereas a man who has a loving family and he does a job he enjoys without getting paid millions a year and is able to put food on his table may consider himself to be "rich".
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A teacher once told: 'Money alone won't make you happy. You also have to own it!'.


But seriously, I think that obviously money alone won't make you happy. But, although it's not a sufficient condition for happiness, it is a necessary one. You need money to cover your basic needs. If those needs are not covered, it is nearly impossible to be happy.

Besides, it is certainly easier to be happy, if you can afford to only pursue the really important activities in lie.
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Good answer. I was on some religious tour a few summers ago and i was posed this question. To which i replied, cars, money, mansion in UK, switzerland etc.

To which the person quoted something from a jewish book called the Talmud.

"Who is considered rich? One who is happy with what he has."

I'm not trying to preach at all, but who here is really happy with what they have? I think our society always encourages us to want more possessions. I don't find myself feeling complete and having no desire for anything else- i am also a victim.

But it's just something that does make you think. A millionaire in his home with no family may be financially "rich" but is he really rich using the terms of the Talmud. Whereas a man who has a loving family and he does a job he enjoys without getting paid millions a year and is able to put food on his table may consider himself to be "rich".
In your case tehn noone is truely rich...people will alyaws want more money, a easier life, a better wife etc...
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To which the person quoted something from a jewish book called the Talmud.

"Who is considered rich? One who is happy with what he has."
Yes, it's a very good quote. Very true as well.
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when i have enough money to buy my own island in the carribbean then i will be happy
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