Monday, January 28, 2008

You can never be too rich or too thin

The last few months have been tough on my waistline. I have a tendency to eat (and drink) through stress. Regardless of my botched New Year's resolutions, I have yet to turn over a new leaf and get back on my cliched wagon. Hopefully, after my interview on Wednesday, I'll be able to get back in gear.

My blog friend, Dr Momentum has a great periodic feature on his blog called "Would you rather". In that vein, would you rather:

  • Be stupendously wealthy, such that you and yours would never have to even think about money for several generations to come, even if you just stuffed it all under the mattress and didn't bother trying to earn anything from investments, or

  • Be fabulously healthy while being able to eat whatever you wanted without having to worry about becoming overweight or out of shape

There are days when this is a tough call for me. I really do LOVE to eat. But, I think I'd have to take the cash. The stupendously wealthy can always waddle off to a fat farm for a few weeks if they've gone overboard.


Cobwebs said...

Yeah...I didn't even have to think hard about it.

Now, if the choice was, would you rather be fabulously wealthy or be horribly, horribly unhealthy, then the choice gets a little harder. But I think I'd still pick the money, since at least my family would be in good shape.

barbie2be said...

i'll take which ever one is left after you choose because they both sound good to me. :)

briwei said...

I'll take the cash. If I have the money, I can afford a healthy lifestyle. I'll have to work at it, but it will demonstrate healthy habits to the kids and hopefully have more lasting effects on others.

changejunkie said...

I'd take health. Money is nice, really really nice, but...I've seen people's lives wrecked by ill-health, all pleasure sapped. And contrary to public belief, money can't buy good health, only good treatment. Even the very wealthy kick off from cancer, heart disease, illness, etc.

Summer said...

I'll take health any day. What good is the money if you don't have the health to enjoy it? I want to live to see any grandchildren I may have.I subscribe to the theory that money isn't everything. Plus the more you have, the more you spend. But, and this is a big but, I do wish I had more money.