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Infected Mushroom
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Love vs Money

Postby Infected Mushroom » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:36 pm

You start with a modest to low income, no relationship.

You are then presented with a choice: Love or Money.

If you choose Love, then you will meet a very viable long term partner who will also be interested in you. In effect, you will come close to the realization of True Love. Your income will stay as is (modest to low), you get no help. Work hard, be a good capitalist, maybe it goes up... maybe the whole American Dream thing is just a lie. Who’s to say? But you get no supernatural help.

If you choose Money, then you will instantly become (legally) as rich as a Lannister to the point where you may viably choose not to work. As for your relationship status, that depends on you and your luck alone. You get no help there. Use the money if you want for this too if you want but know that you’ll have to deal with the real 50-80 percent unhappiness/break up/divorce probability.

So what will you choose?

Will the values of Harry Potter, Disney, and Twilight (where Love conquers all) prevail or does the power of Gold truly prevail?

Is true success measured by the heart’s satisfaction or by the size of one’s wallet?

What’s more important, the human bond between two people or a mountain of gold and platinum?

Is True Love worthless and destined to wane when one is potentially found wanting for cold hard cash? Or will all the halls of splendor crumble where there be no one honest to share these heights with?

Tell me brothers and sisters... what will you choose? Why?

I choose the money. This is because with the money, I shall finally buy the freedom to do what I want when I want for the rest of my life. Money cannot buy true love but perhaps it can buy a measure of freedom.
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Postby Cisairse » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:37 pm

You can buy love, but you can't sell it.
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Postby United Muscovite Nations » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:40 pm

How is this even a question, love of course.

Cisairse wrote:You can buy love, but you can't sell it.

No, you can buy parlor tricks and illusions. But you cannot buy true loyalty.
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Postby Kargintina the Third » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:41 pm

I mean you could always just buy a mail order bride with all that money
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Postby Albrenia » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:43 pm

I'mma go love.

Money is great, and my answer may well be different were I living in a state where starvation or homelessness was looming, but as the question is stated I'd prefer to live life in a relationship with someone I love than as a rich person alone.

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Postby Cisairse » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:45 pm

United Muscovite Nations wrote:How is this even a question, love of course.

Cisairse wrote:You can buy love, but you can't sell it.

No, you can buy parlor tricks and illusions. But you cannot buy true loyalty.


What is love?
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Postby United Muscovite Nations » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:46 pm

Cisairse wrote:
United Muscovite Nations wrote:How is this even a question, love of course.


No, you can buy parlor tricks and illusions. But you cannot buy true loyalty.


What is love?

For one thing, it's genuine and selfless.
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Postby Kathol Rift » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:46 pm

All I want in my life is to find someone who will complete my life. I can live without money as a regular hardworking person, but if I know that I have a live that will remain through everything, then I will be happy. Imma say love for sure.
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Postby Cisairse » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:47 pm

United Muscovite Nations wrote:
Cisairse wrote:
What is love?

For one thing, it's genuine and selfless.


Is genuinity and selflessness love?
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Postby Kathol Rift » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:48 pm

Cisairse wrote:
United Muscovite Nations wrote:For one thing, it's genuine and selfless.


Is genuinity and selflessness love?

It’s part of it. Love is really unidentifiable in my opinion. You don’t know what it is or if it’s there until you have it.
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Postby Necroghastia » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:48 pm

I mean, if you choose the money there's nothing saying you can't also find love. Heck, you'd have more time for it, probably.
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Postby United Muscovite Nations » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:49 pm

Cisairse wrote:
United Muscovite Nations wrote:For one thing, it's genuine and selfless.


Is genuinity and selflessness love?

They are two major components of it. It cannot be perfectly defined, only experienced.
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Postby Andsed » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:56 pm

I will go with love. I am thinking of becoming a teacher, money is not much of a priority for me.
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Postby Drongonia » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:04 pm

Money, because if I wasn't tied to a job I'd spend a lot of time pursuing love
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Postby Czechostan » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:05 pm

Love's a lot more important to my life than money.

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Postby Saiwania » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:09 pm

Money because it means you can retire immediately or live however you want (within reasonable limits). You can always get a man or woman of your liking later. Most people arguably can't have love without some money anyways.

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Postby Rojava Free State » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:24 pm

The thing is it isn't a hard choice for me. Money often attracts unwanted attention and gold diggers come from wall to wall, and once they start coming, you never trust a woman again.

I would rather find someone who loves me and remain poor than be rich and surrounded by cut throats. This is a no brainer for me.
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Postby Costa Fierro » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:26 pm

I chose neither. Love doesn't exist. Money doesn't either. It's numbers in a computer.
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Postby Vexilia » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:43 pm

Probably have to lean more to the money side.
I don't really care too much about love and relationships all that much, seldom do I feel lonely in the first place.
With the money at least I'll know I'll have the financial security to just drop anything I don't enjoy doing but am required to for survival, and pursue other goals and passions.

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Postby MineLegotia and Equestria » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm

Kargintina the Third wrote:I mean you could always just buy a mail order bride with all that money

Truly a 9000 IQ move.


But really, it should be Love. Money is based on physical material that can easily disappear. But Love is more precious. But hey, that's my opinion.
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Postby Dylar » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:57 pm

Love, but I'd rather not have a partner.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:58 pm

But what is love?
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Postby Diahon » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:59 pm

I'll take the Lannister money. With a life partner or more only those into that relationship will benefit; the money I can use to help and save humanity, even at my expense.

Romantic love is simply too selfish an option for these trying times, I'm afraid.
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Postby Dylar » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:00 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:But what is love?

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