March 6, 2001    





Would you rather have time or money?

Ouch. I can only have one or the other? Or can one affect the other? If I had time, I could get another job and earn more money (or just do the enjoyable things I don't get to do because I have to work). If I had money, maybe I could quit work and then I'd have more free time.

etoile, 20

Matter and energy. Time and money. Assuming subsistence level of living is available, I'd rather have time.

Jill, 60

Depends who I'm getting it from. If it were, say, the guy I'm in love with, I'd rather have his time. Or maybe we're talking about time or money that doesn't come from anywhere and just belongs to me, in which case I'd have to ask what would be going on during the time.

Karen, 21

Both! The ultimate luxury is having plenty of money and the time to enjoy it. Barring that, I've learned over the years which compromises bring me the greatest satisfaction.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

well,if I had time then hopefully I would use it to make $$. Although I wouldn't want to have $$ and no time. WHat is the point of that?

Stephanie, 25

With time, you can make money. I'll take time anyday!

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

Time is money!!! No, just kidding. I think these two things are definitely not mutually exclusive, so I can't choose between them. I understand that money can't buy happiness even when there is time to spend it, but I also understand that you need money to provide yourself with the basic neccesities and comforts of living. Time without the comforts of living would be horrible, but dying is not ameliorated by one's financial status.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills, CA  USA

I suppose you need money in order to have time but the question says which you would rather have, not need, so in that case the answer would be time, unequivocally. Fortunately, the things I like to do most don't cost money but I don't have time to do them.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

Oh, jeez, if I have to pick: I would say time, since if I had more time, I could work more on what I like to do, which, hopefully would allow me to make more money.

Mick, 30
, IL   USA

Without money what good is time? Without time, what good is money? You can't win!

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

Time, to do everything I want to, but have never done.

Sarah S., 17
, NY   USA

I suppose time is theoretically more important than money; however without  money what you can do with that time is drastiscally reduced. So i think you need a balance of both.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

I would rather have time so I could do all the things I want to do in this life.

Jason, 21
, NY   USA

Time. Definately time. Money can't buy love and happiness, but with time--I'd have more time to be in love and be happy

Anjel, 19

I would rather have time. All the money in the world can't buy you precious moments with people you love. All the money in the world won't bring back people you have lost that you would give anything to spend one more second with.

Jennifer, 19


Chris2, 15

Have some time, would have more if I had money.

Alias Irrelevante

Money comes to mind the first second, but if I really thought about it...for two would definitely be time!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Hmm...that's a hard one. With more time it would be possible to get more money, I suppose. But ultimately, I would want more money.

Gavin, 15


Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Time! Something you can't buy :)

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

time, definately time. there is so much you can do with your time that costs nothing...I miss my free time way more than I miss having extra money

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

Now, normally, I would say time. But having spent 17 dollars on an incredibly AWFUL CD tonight (it's one of those that only has 2 good songs...), I would have to say money. And by the way-anyone with sense-do not buy the Ja Rule CD.

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

If getting the money meant spending more time working, I'd take the time always. Although at the present moment, I feel as though I have enough of both.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Definitely time! To answer this question, I thought about my 8 yr. old daughter. I couldn't imagine not having time with her. Money can't give you something that precious.

Cathy, 26
, ND   USA

What does that mean? Like free time? I want money. With money I could make time.

Katie2, 18
, MI   USA

I could use money. Then, I'll have the time.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

Money. Put money in the bank. Get interest. Put more money in the bank. Get more interest. Buy your way out of having to work. Get more time.

Firelady, 23
, TX    USA

Uhhhhhh. . . .right now, I think I'd rather have money. . . .Because then I could spend the rest of my time achieving the success that I've somehow found so elusive in my life up to this point. . . Of course, it would depend upon how much money and time we were talking about. . . I'm assuming we are talking about enough money, let's say a million dollars tax free, so that I would have five years or so to achieve that absolutely essential professional success I long for so passionately. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

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