Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rich or Beautiful

This past weekend, I had such a great time with some friends at a backyard bonfire. We drank and talked and debated and not suprisingly, the age old question of "Would you rather be rich or beautiful?" came up. And suprisingly, my friends' responses shocked me because a) it was not what I expcted and b) it was unanimous. It wasn't even close to 50/50! So I don't spoil this post, I'm not going to tell you which way this group leaned but I'm anxious to see if my lovely bloggers have the same response as they did. Would you rather be RICH or BEAUTIFUL? And just so we're all on the same page, you're essentially picking RICH (& ugly) or BEAUTIFUL (& poor).... hey, it's just more fun that way ;-)

So which would you rather be, RICH or BEAUTIFUL?

 

55 comments:

Daisy said...

wow really. ahhh this is so hard. I mean, how ugly are we talking? I think I'd rather take the money. because, beauty is only skin deep, right?! If I was rich I could do and see more!! (Travel!) that's exicting.

Gina said...

i'd have to pick beautiful, all the money in the world can't make you feel good about yourself if your horribly ugly. hope that doesn't sound so bad??? ;)

Bella said...

Rich and then I would get work done. Haha.

Nikki said...

I'd rather go with beautiful...and then make money off it? ;) Or I guess you could make yourself beautiful if you have the money. But I'm scared of needles...

Miss K said...

I'd rather be rich because I could still be pretty in my heart/soul and could find a partner to love and share my life with that's in my same league. Also, if I was rich I could afford great vacations, a better education, provide for my family etc. Besides, you lose your looks when you age anyways.

melifaif said...

Well, you see....pfft! I almost don't wanna answer, but it is soooo bad...it's good. And yeah. I have to answer. My answer will be in the forever internet zone...but, I will survive. Okay. I don't agree with the you are either picking rich (and be ugly) or beautful (and be poor). Well, because...yeah, I won't get all into that. BUT. I would want to be beautiful. Although beauty comes mainly from within. Wait. Is this a trick question? Crap. You got me. I still wanna be beautiful because beauty will get you a long way!!! And beauty can catch the eye of a very rich man!!! Bahahahaha.....

Dancing Branflake said...

Rich! Hands down!

LouBoo said...

Instinctively I would say rich - as you can always pay to be made more beautiful! But then I thought about it and hesitated...and now unsure! Intrigued to know what your friends said... Lou x

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I was going to say rich, but pretty or ugly can always work hard to make money, so let me go with beautiful.

Talking with Tami said...

I'd rather be rich any day!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

haha! loved the one suggesting to be rich and then get the work done! well.... I think I'd pick beautiful... just kidding no?

jemina said...

I would choose inner beauty if it is ok, so yes to (inner) beautiful!!! xoxo

Café Bellini said...

Haahha this is fun! Ummmmm I'm going to say rich. Unless poor but beautiful girl gets to marry a rich guy at some point. Rich because you can always make yourself prettier with beautiful clothes, perfect hair and make-up, and failing all that, SURGERY!!! I want to know what your friends said!!!

Dee Stephens said...

I'm with Bella.. rich and then get work done :)

Paislea Elyse said...

i'm going to have to say rich. because i'm still me on the inside, no matter what my outter appearance may be. and who doesn't love a shopping spree to spice up your outter appearance anyways??!?

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Katie said...

Why can't I have both? :)

Jen said...

This really is a tough one because

a) if you pick beautiful/poor, heck, you could wear good-will clothes all the time and still look beautiful! or

b) if picked rich/ugly, do you really think plastic surgery is going to transform you and make you gorgeous? wouldn't that be one major overhaul?? or

c) if pick rich/ugly and you decide to get plastic surgery, could you emotionally handle it? (look at the heidi pratt!) or

d) if you pick beautiful/poor, wouldn't you get a ton of free stuff anyways (drinks, meals, clothes, jewelry, etc)? You woudn't ever have to pay for anything!

Hmmmm....

Simone said...

Been thinking about this for an hour...and still can't choose!!!! LOL!

Rich maybe.....because you would have to be very very ugly or unattractive not to be made beautiful or see yourself as beautiful if you were travelling the world and having the best time ever....and wearing gorgeous clothes etc....

Or maybe beautiful.....!!!!????

Morgan said...

I feel like if you're rich... you can do thinks to make yourself beautiful right?! But as Diddy always says... mo money mo problems so I'm going to go beautiful. :)

Sarah said...

I chose Rich because beauty fades and it's what's inside that counts.

Lorena said...

Jen, I gotta say
RICH.
End of story.

Lyndsy said...

Rich. I know that sounds petty but if you were rich and ugly you could still enjoy worldy things and afford to travel all over. Plus not to get tricky but you could use your money to help your looks :)

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so hard...I think I would pick rich....I am not too sure...That is a good one.....Hmmm:)

What did you choose?

Kisses my lovely:)

Lady Grey said...

Great topic! I love hearing everyone's opinion on this!

I'd have to say beautiful... and then work/charm my way up to the top ; )

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

Interesting question!
I would rather be beautiful :)
I'm quite thrifty anyway hahaha plus, it's easier to make money than it is to become beautiful later on

xoxo
-Sam

http://fearisadirtyword.blogspot.com

Kerr said...

I think I would be rich bc you can use the money to make yourself beautiful! on the outside at least. totally going with the shallow answer here :)

Olivia said...

Omg I would TOTALLY rather be beautiful. Forever and ever.

Kiki said...

I say Rich and ugly!! The money can always make you look a whole lot better!!!

XOXO
Kiki

Krystal said...

oh my goodness!!! i was going to say beautiful but beauty fades, right? i'll need the moneys when i'm 60 - so...oh shoot. i don't know. this is stressing me out :)

Krystal said...

see what i did there..the whole not answering thing? well then i felt bad. so i'll go with beautiful!

Jen said...

But who says beauty fades?? I say once a beauty, always a beauty! Prime examples are Harrison Ford, Helen Miran, Faye Dunaway, Meryl Streep... and those are just the ones over 60!

this free bird said...

This is brutal! Rich - pay for the work done, but run the risk of looking like a plastic robot (or dying on the operating table - I'm a real bottle of laughs today); Beautiful and poor - well I guess you'd always look good no matter what....and you could always model or something for money and work your way up.

I'm going beautiful! Beautiful for the win!

xoxo,
Carrie

its simple love said...

Crap. That is such a great question. I'm going to throw out something that generally people don't like to admit, beautiful people get treated better and usually get more opportunities. It is scientifically proven that beautiful people are treated better. Though if you are rich, you could buy beauty these days. Hmmm. Beauty to me is important, but it's more important to be beautiful and confident on the inside. Being rich can make you greedy and selfish and ugly on the inside. Being beautiful can make you prideful and judgmental. I dunno. There are positives and negatives to both. I can't decide. I'll get back to you.

Rachael

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

rich, beauty isnt everything, money neither but helps more? :)

Doremy Diatta said...

beautiful!

money never really equates to beauty, but true inner beauty is rich.

Josie said...

Ohhh, this is a hard one! I think I'm going to go with beautiful; I feel like I'd feel good about myself and then I would work hard to make my money...
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Either one. The way I see it, if you've got one the other is most likely to follow. Sounds very shallow I know but - it is what it is! ;)

Jammer said...

Beautiful - It sounds pretty vain haha but being rich can attract the wrong people sometimes!

C.A.M said...

Morning Jen,

What an interesting question. I think rich as well... there is so much to do in life if you have money- sad but true we are all greedy folks! :) Can't wait to hear the outcome.. Cam xox

Ce qui m'inspire said...

I'd rather be rich. There are always ways to camouflage your flaws, and I'm not convinced that being beautiful is all that it's cracked up to be.

Ce qui m'inspire

Melissa said...

Rich. You can always buy plastic surgery then, haha.

Indie.Tea said...

Rich...physical beauty doesn't last. I presume you mean physical beauty vs material wealth, right?
Being rich = security, for me. And being able to help others with your wealth.

bobbi said...

I'd pick rich. My look and my bank account are average. i've had beautiful people in my family that still felt bad in their skin. It's really all about the way you feel. So give me the money, and let me travel around the world, I'm sure you forget certain things when you can see others.

Big Daddy said...

I'd be rich, becasue then you can pay to be beautiful. Get your hair done everyday, whatever you need to beautiful.

Andrea said...

What a fun post! I would be rich too, take the loot and fix myself up!

Miz.November said...

Beautiful. Either one is shallow, but that's human nature.

Miz.November said...

Okey. Wow. Now that I've read the other comments, I'm surprised. I guess I've just never been money hungry. My friends were talking about what they would do for a million dollars this weekend. To tell the truth, there is A LOT that I WOULDN'T do for a million dollars. But not much that they wouldn't. Haha.

Tatiana said...

This would be really really hard to choose. But I may pick the rich and then get some work done. I think that a lot of those Hollywood stars wouldn't be nearly as attractive if they didn't have all that money to fix their faces and bodies :-)

AH said...

i'd be rich and have some work done :P

clau said...

ahaah how funny!!! Can I have both ? Ahahahaa
Xoxo

Rachel said...

definitely rich & ugly. you know why? there is someone out there for everyone so as long as i had the hope of finding love and the cushioning of money i would choose that lol

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

i love this post!!
Looove these images too so great to read everyone rationalizations :)

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

rich...there i said it. that was a hard one!

The Zhush said...

beautiful! :)

Jen said...

I pick beautiful too!!

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