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Clear Skin Or 100 Million Dollars?

Clear Skin or 100 Million Dollars?  

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  1. 1. Clear Skin or 100 Million Dollars?

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Odds are that even with clear skin, most of us wouldn't be perfect 10's anyways. But with 100 million dollars I can convince the hottest of girls that I'm a perfect 10 haha.

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million dollars.

the fuck are you gonna do with clear skin? model? be 'happy'? yeah until you get used to it and forget to actually take CARE OF IT still..

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Acne hampers my money-making ability by hurting my chances of getting a good job. By having money I wouldn't have to worry about a job and wouldn't care how I looked.

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Well, I've never had $100m, but my ex-partner made £6m (about $12 million) when he sold his company.

And he really changed and all his worst character traits took over. He also completely lost direction and purpose in life (he was very ambitious, but having achieved what he wanted - millions - he didn't know what to do with himself).

I have to say that was one of the unhappiest times of my life, even though I could go into a shop and buy anything I wanted.

People think having lots of money is great, but it's stressful and you lose direction, you lose touch with reality. (in my experience)

So I would prefer clear skin, because my skin problems cause me a lot of unhappiness and make it difficult for me to do normal things, like get married.

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But with 100 million dollars I can convince the hottest of girls that I'm a perfect 10 haha.

LOL, sad but true.

I took my boss's Aston Martin Vanquish for a service last month while he is away in Korea for business meetings, now you give a 20-something year old man a stunning sports car and tell him to take it to the garage and then bring it straight back...yeah right, like I'm going to do that!

After servicing the car I picked up my friend and we cruised around town for a while, then stopped at Nando's for some lunch, finally I dropped my friend at the club where he works at about 6pm.

Within this time I had about 20 women, all very attractive, striking up random conversations with me- in town, outside nando's, at the club etc.

I wonder how many of them would have even given me a second glance had I pulled up in my battered 8 year old Renault Cleo :lol: :lol:

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In all honesty, I would rather have flawless, beautiful skin. Money doesn't make you happy and even the most expensive acne treatments are unlikely to achieve flawless, perfect skin (cuz...there's no cure for acne).

Just look at some of the celebs who get breakouts and have loads of money...if money could buy clear skin, then they would never get breakouts!

Getting $100 m would be too much of a life-changing shock...just think of all those people who have that kind of money and go wacko (Michael Jackson springs to mind!)

Clear skin doesn't make you happy.

This is a common misconception. It's great when you finally get it, but then you start realizing other things that are wrong with you. Notice how there are so many people around here depressed by their scars.

You can be happy when you have acne. The only person stopping you from being happy is you.

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But with 100 million dollars I can convince the hottest of girls that I'm a perfect 10 haha.

LOL, sad but true.

I took my boss's Aston Martin Vanquish for a service last month while he is away in Korea for business meetings, now you give a 20-something year old man a stunning sports car and tell him to take it to the garage and then bring it straight back...yeah right, like I'm going to do that!

After servicing the car I picked up my friend and we cruised around town for a while, then stopped at Nando's for some lunch, finally I dropped my friend at the club where he works at about 6pm.

Within this time I had about 20 women, all very attractive, striking up random conversations with me- in town, outside nando's, at the club etc.

I wonder how many of them would have even given me a second glance had I pulled up in my battered 8 year old Renault Cleo :lol: :lol:

Exactly! Anyone that says money doesn't buy happiness must not like women haha. I always said if I won the lottery, I wouldn't waste money on big homes or toys. Give me a nice car, some nice clothes, and let me hit the town 7 days a week. You can never have too many women in your life hahah! :D

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But with 100 million dollars I can convince the hottest of girls that I'm a perfect 10 haha.

LOL, sad but true.

I took my boss's Aston Martin Vanquish for a service last month while he is away in Korea for business meetings, now you give a 20-something year old man a stunning sports car and tell him to take it to the garage and then bring it straight back...yeah right, like I'm going to do that!

After servicing the car I picked up my friend and we cruised around town for a while, then stopped at Nando's for some lunch, finally I dropped my friend at the club where he works at about 6pm.

Within this time I had about 20 women, all very attractive, striking up random conversations with me- in town, outside nando's, at the club etc.

I wonder how many of them would have even given me a second glance had I pulled up in my battered 8 year old Renault Cleo :lol: :lol:

in all fairness and i think you'd agree, none of those women you would want to spend more than 12 hours with. once the 12 hours are up and the 'wink wink' is over, you'd be left with a horrible gold digging bitch. (i know its not yours and you didnt buy it, but some people do for this very reason) why waste 100k+ on a new aston martin when you could essentially spend 10% of that 100k and have a years worth of 'high-class' escorts (prostitutes). as that is exactly what those women who are eying up the car and the potential gold mine driving it are; although without the 'high class' bit attached (unless nando's is now classy? lol)

i'd take the $100m naturally as with that cash i'm sure there are things you could do to make you as good as clear; your own personal chef cooking anti acne food and personal derm applying the latest treatments on a daily basis. no stress, lots of sun, you'd be clear in no time anyway

although $100m still isnt adequate amount to comfortably settle down in monte carlo. it would need to be £150m minimum please. £50m for the 3 bedroom apartment by the port, £50m for the yacht. and the balance £50m to sustain yourself for the next 50 years provided you make the right investments, new customized bentley every year, a few private jet hires to take you to a private island in the maldives, london shopping, italian bespoke clothes and shoes, some casino slush money, few home and boat upgrades every now and again. as you can see a mere (and falling in value) $100m dollars is not enough

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although $100m still isnt adequate amount to comfortably settle down in monte carlo. it would need to be £150m minimum please. £50m for the 3 bedroom apartment by the port, £50m for the yacht. and the balance £50m to sustain yourself for the next 50 years provided you make the right investments, new customized bentley every year, a few private jet hires to take you to a private island in the maldives, london shopping, italian bespoke clothes and shoes, some casino slush money, few home and boat upgrades every now and again. as you can see a mere (and falling in value) $100m dollars is not enough

Unfortunately it will be hard to make the right investments considering you just invested in two of the worst things you could possibly invest money in, unless you are worth billions and billions of dollars (at that point you have nothing else to do considering you are making $200 million on interest alone in a year.)

If you plan on traveling why even waste money on a mansion, and yacht.

The upkeep alone on those two items will destroy your static source of money, you could just rent it and prob spend the same as you would on upkeep, only without the initial investment. Not to mention you won't get destroyed on depreciation. (let's face it, grandiose items like yachts won't increase in value if we do hit some kind of hyperinflation, or continue to dwell in recession)

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although $100m still isnt adequate amount to comfortably settle down in monte carlo. it would need to be £150m minimum please. £50m for the 3 bedroom apartment by the port, £50m for the yacht. and the balance £50m to sustain yourself for the next 50 years provided you make the right investments, new customized bentley every year, a few private jet hires to take you to a private island in the maldives, london shopping, italian bespoke clothes and shoes, some casino slush money, few home and boat upgrades every now and again. as you can see a mere (and falling in value) $100m dollars is not enough

Unfortunately it will be hard to make the right investments considering you just invested in two of the worst things you could possibly invest money in, unless you are worth billions and billions of dollars (at that point you have nothing else to do considering you are making $200 million on interest alone in a year.)

If you plan on traveling why even waste money on a mansion, and yacht.

The upkeep alone on those two items will destroy your static source of money, you could just rent it and prob spend the same as you would on upkeep, only without the initial investment. Not to mention you won't get destroyed on depreciation. (let's face it, grandiose items like yachts won't increase in value if we do hit some kind of hyperinflation, or continue to dwell in recession)

Haha! As soon as you get $100m you start getting stressed about what to do with it, and how to 'preserve' it. A lot of lottery winners (who win less than that) end up losing it all/giving it away/blowing it...because they can't handle it.

Or suddenly, $100m isn't 'enough' to compete with the 'billionaires' ... so you're still not happy.

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although $100m still isnt adequate amount to comfortably settle down in monte carlo. it would need to be £150m minimum please. £50m for the 3 bedroom apartment by the port, £50m for the yacht. and the balance £50m to sustain yourself for the next 50 years provided you make the right investments, new customized bentley every year, a few private jet hires to take you to a private island in the maldives, london shopping, italian bespoke clothes and shoes, some casino slush money, few home and boat upgrades every now and again. as you can see a mere (and falling in value) $100m dollars is not enough

Unfortunately it will be hard to make the right investments considering you just invested in two of the worst things you could possibly invest money in, unless you are worth billions and billions of dollars (at that point you have nothing else to do considering you are making $200 million on interest alone in a year.)

If you plan on traveling why even waste money on a mansion, and yacht.

The upkeep alone on those two items will destroy your static source of money, you could just rent it and prob spend the same as you would on upkeep, only without the initial investment. Not to mention you won't get destroyed on depreciation. (let's face it, grandiose items like yachts won't increase in value if we do hit some kind of hyperinflation, or continue to dwell in recession)

Haha! As soon as you get $100m you start getting stressed about what to do with it, and how to 'preserve' it. A lot of lottery winners (who win less than that) end up losing it all/giving it away/blowing it...because they can't handle it.

Or suddenly, $100m isn't 'enough' to compete with the 'billionaires' ... so you're still not happy.

First thing you do when you win the lottery is see a lawyer to claim it anon, second thing you go and find a financial adviser. That's the smart thing to do, unfortunately smart people don't play the lotto. (lol jk, too mean?)

One of the reasons lotto winners have that issue is the fact that they don't claim it anon, all of a sudden their neighbors know they are "lotto winners". The winner feels ostracized in their own community for not "earning" their money. This makes them feel inferior and perpetuates the problem of spending money with no control to create status. (Could potentially be avoided IF the person contacted a financial adviser, and not a lawyer)

Yet they are still receiving requests from relatives and random beggars for donations and freebies.

I know exactly what I would do with that much money, and I assure you... it would be anything BUT stressful, honestly I can't imagine a logical person not being able to manage 100million. But then again most people live paycheck to paycheck, so what do I know.

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I pick neither. Imagining my life being rich as hell I would still be pissed off and unhappy with myself. It would be great at first but after awhile it would just get old. I'd still be dealing with the same problems I have now and money can't fix them. Clear skin wouldn't make me happier either. I'm almost clear now and I'm willing to throw it all away because I can't stick to my diet. I don't think life is about what you have, it's about what you do that effects other people. If you haven't changed someone's life, you've done nothing.

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...First thing you do when you win the lottery is see a lawyer to claim it anon, second thing you go and find a financial adviser. That's the smart thing to do, unfortunately smart people don't play the lotto. (lol jk, too mean?)

One of the reasons lotto winners have that issue is the fact that they don't claim it anon, all of a sudden their neighbors know they are "lotto winners". The winner feels ostracized in their own community for not "earning" their money. This makes them feel inferior and perpetuates the problem of spending money with no control to create status. (Could potentially be avoided IF the person contacted a financial adviser, and not a lawyer)

Yet they are still receiving requests from relatives and random beggars for donations and freebies.

I know exactly what I would do with that much money, and I assure you... it would be anything BUT stressful, honestly I can't imagine a logical person not being able to manage 100million. But then again most people live paycheck to paycheck, so what do I know.

Exactly! I know exactly what I'd do, as well. I always feel sorry in a way for those people who give in to the picture taking and 'fame' of a lottery win. They don't know what they're in for! Just not very smart at all.

I pick neither. Imagining my life being rich as hell I would still be pissed off and unhappy with myself. It would be great at first but after awhile it would just get old. I'd still be dealing with the same problems I have now and money can't fix them. Clear skin wouldn't make me happier either. I'm almost clear now and I'm willing to throw it all away because I can't stick to my diet. I don't think life is about what you have, it's about what you do that effects other people. If you haven't changed someone's life, you've done nothing.

Money matters though. Only those who have enough to not worry about their next meal, or whatever, or shelter, etc, think it doesn't. ;) However, people's definition of 'enough' definitely varies. My needs are simple and easy.

In my job, I save lives. I don't even know how many times I've done CPR and actually brought people back. However....THAT is not the only thing I have accomplished, nor would I want it to be. I would never ever call my creative endeavors 'nothing'.

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The money, hands down. With the money, I would be able to remove about 99.9% of the stress in my life. Considering how modest I am, I'm sure I'd find it in my heart to set up some sort of funding for Dan & Friends, too. Not only that, but I'd probably be so happy I'd forget it was even there! (or at least I'd hope)

Ooooh, man. I'd sit at home and read read read my eyes out. Never have to worry about paying the next bill. Never have to worry about work. That would be pure bliss.

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...First thing you do when you win the lottery is see a lawyer to claim it anon, second thing you go and find a financial adviser. That's the smart thing to do, unfortunately smart people don't play the lotto. (lol jk, too mean?)

One of the reasons lotto winners have that issue is the fact that they don't claim it anon, all of a sudden their neighbors know they are "lotto winners". The winner feels ostracized in their own community for not "earning" their money. This makes them feel inferior and perpetuates the problem of spending money with no control to create status. (Could potentially be avoided IF the person contacted a financial adviser, and not a lawyer)

Yet they are still receiving requests from relatives and random beggars for donations and freebies.

I know exactly what I would do with that much money, and I assure you... it would be anything BUT stressful, honestly I can't imagine a logical person not being able to manage 100million. But then again most people live paycheck to paycheck, so what do I know.

Exactly! I know exactly what I'd do, as well. I always feel sorry in a way for those people who give in to the picture taking and 'fame' of a lottery win. They don't know what they're in for! Just not very smart at all.

I pick neither. Imagining my life being rich as hell I would still be pissed off and unhappy with myself. It would be great at first but after awhile it would just get old. I'd still be dealing with the same problems I have now and money can't fix them. Clear skin wouldn't make me happier either. I'm almost clear now and I'm willing to throw it all away because I can't stick to my diet. I don't think life is about what you have, it's about what you do that effects other people. If you haven't changed someone's life, you've done nothing.

Money matters though. Only those who have enough to not worry about their next meal, or whatever, or shelter, etc, think it doesn't. ;) However, people's definition of 'enough' definitely varies. My needs are simple and easy.

In my job, I save lives. I don't even know how many times I've done CPR and actually brought people back. However....THAT is not the only thing I have accomplished, nor would I want it to be. I would never ever call my creative endeavors 'nothing'.

Chey that's not fun at all, I answered like that at first, but then I started to think about it more. Kinda off track but let's play with our imaginations for a second here, what would you do with the money? Same with you Wynne. I personally think I would attempt to do something like this...

Near my home (Live in suburbs) we have a wooded area that's very,very secluded yet it's in driving range of any major store. I think I would find a property like that, I would plant a huge garden in my front yard.

Via http://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgre...f/1/fNI782zIpz4

Obviously kind of radical, but my grandfather was a farmer, my grandfather's father was a farmer. I think I'd like to put the work into growing my own food on an organic scale. Yet I would still be close enough to society to go buy things if I wanted, or not feel like a total recluse.

I would maybe hold a modest part time job just for social interaction, but I really, really, really, doubt that.. Would raise a family and just keep the money for the kids, and vacation. I've always wanted to see Iceland, India, and Japan. (not in that order)

Also I'm a technology nut so I would have all sorts of fun gadgets. Although I can't imagine buying anything I don't already have. Already have a modest laptop, TV, 2 computers and a nice phone (most of this is pretty new stuff).

I'd buy a modest car or truck for hauling around stuff (I think John from grow your own had tons of stuff donated or went and found the stuff for free, Reuse > recycle!), and the home is modest as well, but for fun I think I would build a modern home with tons of glass to utilize the sun and natural light. Big yard, lots of dogs and cats.

Home like http://www.designer-daily.com/wp-content/u...-glass-home.jpg

I think if you had stress living like that, you would need medication. Wynne maybe you could help with that. :)

The favorite part about my dream is the fact that it's reasonable to achieve with a decent income. Not really the house though. Not sure how I feel about public school, I'd prob let the kids choose. Although since I wouldn't be working and since I've seriously contemplated becoming a teacher, I think home schooling would be fun. (with the assistance of tutors because I think that's one of the best investments I would make.... yet I'd attempt to keep the kids grounded as possible, along with myself)

Eventually I'd donate something (other than my own time, because you would have nothing else to do), I just don't know how much because 100 million is really really hard for me comprehend. I'd also buy my immediate family pretty much anything they wanted, because 100 million is enough to buy them all 100-200k homes, and 40k cars no problem. Could easily even give them 200k to retire or start their lives how ever they chose.

Edit: I don't really have acne anymore, but I'd gladly take it back for the money.

Edited by Rob2686

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the question doesn't make sense, simply because if you had 100 million dollars, you'd pretty much be able to afford the best nutritionists/skin care people/etc. in the entire world. i doubt if i had 100 million dollars i wouldn't find a way to achieve mostly clear skin.

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In an attempt to not quote everything, I'll just try and remember. Anyway I know what you mean by not having stress with that much money but stress free doesn't necessarily mean happiness. (although I would probably stress over what to do about the money and about letters in the mail from people and seeing people and emails from people all asking for money) The point is that I'm like the antisocial person that everyone knows and I'd rather make more friends and actually want to go out and do stuff instead of being self-conscious and money can't fix that. I really complain about a lot of stuff too and never really enjoy anything. I would rather change my attitude or something rather than be a millionaire because I wouldn't be happy with just money. I know everyone needs money to live. I still want to have enough money I just don't think having no money troubles would eliminate all my troubles. In fact, it doesn't actually bother me to be cheap. I've been using coupons and junk for years. Buying expensive stuff makes me feel greedy and I don't want other people to look at me and think "why does she deserve that" because I really don't and I've always hated when girls would show off all their possessions. I used to be like that and now I just don't see the point. I don't know...maybe I'm just one of those people who will never be happy.

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Funny this post came up. I was thinking about this the other day. If I had a choice between a million of dollars or clear perfect skin, I would choose CLEAR PERFECT SKIN. I get so jealous everytime I look at someone with perfect clear skin and ask why couldn't I be blessed with that.

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I voted clear skin all of the way. I don't care very much about money. I just need enough to live comfortably *to me, this means a cozy bed, laptop, Internets and good food. I don't need much else. But clear skin I definitely need to be happy, so yeah.

This is assuming of course that you can't just use the million dollars to get clear skin somehow, because in that case I'd take the money and buy a lifetime supply of the regimen! :)

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