If you had the choice of true love or extreme success?

<p>Which one would you choose. It seems to be a really easy question for me, but i am curious.</p>

<p>Extremely rich, great accomplishments, praise and awards from peers (pulitzer prize, fields medal, nobel prize), etc. </p>

<p>or </p>

<p>Finding your soulmate without the stuff mentioned above; living in mediocrity.</p>

<p>Probably the first one, not out of shallowness but because I want to contribute something to the world other than a bunch of babies. It's not like I'd have to forego happiness if I chose success, either, and honestly I feel like the principle of "bros before hoes" applies here, ya'll know mmm mhm</p>

<p>I would choose extreme success because the more money I make, the bigger difference I could make in the world. I could give more money to charity and possibly even create my own foundation.</p>

<p>wow, i thought the answer was obvious but i guess i was mistaken.... i would have chosen true love. Sounds corny but i defer to Carl Sagan for my reasoning: "For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. "</p>

<p>Extreme success. I'm obsessed with money and big accomplishment. You can always pay someone to love you lol.</p>

<p>Extreme success. True love doesn't pay the bills.
'Sides, I have no romantic ambitions as it is and don't envision developing any.</p>

<p>Success! Plenty of people have found their "true love" but success is something special, something that will make a difference.</p>

<p>Extreme Success.</p>

<p>I do what I love, so if I do well in what I love, then that'd be great!</p>

<p>^That's the spirit! Marry your job. It gives far more pleasure than human interaction ever could.</p>

<p>Extreme Success!</p>

<p>so i am the only one that'll opt out for love? woah</p>

<p>TRUE LOVE. Mediocrity can easily be changed, plus... you can help people out by volunteering.</p>

Mediocrity can easily be changed


Mediocrity is the natural state of being for most of us.</p>

you can help people out by volunteering.


<p>Or assuage your conscience.</p>

so i am the only one that'll opt out for love? woah


<p>Better cure that swine flu first or you might have to have to opt for success instead :)</p>

<p>Extreme success. Hands down.</p>

<p>Alright - choosing love seems less shallow, right? More in touch with human values...heart-felt...meaningful etc. In fact choosing love is selfish. </p>

<p>Yep, that's right. Who are you helping when you find true love? Yourself and (maybe) that one other person. Who are you helping if you start a business, cure a disease, become a doctor, write a great piece of literature etc.? Everyone. You may find self-satisfaction but, overall, it makes a bigger impact on the world. </p>

<p>People can choose love if they so wish, but I think that we should perceive actions and purposes in life differently. Even people who wish for success may think that their path is "shallower" (21stcenturyfinny) so think about it :) don't choose your goals based on society's perception of it (though you guys seem to be doing a good job of that already)</p>

<p>How about extreme success at doing it with the one I love. :)</p>

<p>Love. Easy. </p>

<p>I love this forum, but sometimes I feel like the people here just don't get it. Really, guys? Success over love? It kinda just seems like a no-brainer to me...</p>

<p>I don't even consider myself a romantic, still I prefer love. Besides I don't really want random extreme success, normal success is fine with. Extreme love though? Heck yeah.</p>

<p>I would probably say love... but let me put it this way:</p>

<p>I want to be happy with my life once it's over; whether it's because I was successful or because I found true love. From what I can tell of my current potential, I think I'll be more likely to find true love than success (as the OP described it). Regardless, my life won't matter in the long run.... YouTube</a> - The Known Universe by AMNH</p>

<p>[[I'll probably get a lot of **** for this]]</p>