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what would you do?

a friend msged me today and asked me a question. he asked me, "yes or no: would you break a finger of yours for a million dollars?" (he might blog about it too, so if you have him as a friend, you know who i'm talking about)

what's your answer?

without hesitating, i said yes. he was disappointed in my answer. he said that he would never deliberately break his finger for a million dollars... nor a billion or a trillion. bc he doesnt know if it'll ever heal properly. he personally doesnt think it's worth any value to take that risk.

i can see his side, but i dont think it's fair to be disappointed in me bc i said yes. he said it's bc we view a million dollars differently and/or the value of our fingers. i agree with him. prob both.

the reason why i would do it is bc for one) breaking a finger is quite common. i dont find it a big deal. it happens all the time to everyone on a regular basis. ppl get it playing football, basketball, etc. and it heals. yes it's not guaranteed that it'll heal properly but, dude, it heals. i've cut my finger before, gotten 5 stitches on it and i was able to function without it for wks. one broken finger wont affect my life style. (i mean if it was cutting off a finger or cutting off my leg, i would say no lol)

but also bc, most importantly, when i think about having a million dollars, i think about paying off my car, helping my parents, etc. a million dollars can ease off some problems for me. and esp. in times like these, it's good to get that much money for such a small price to pay. money isnt everything, but without it, there's a lot you cant do.

what do you think? am i being realistic here or do i put money on a too high of a pedestal (and my finger on a low one)?

p.s. it depends on the finger too haha i would give up my 4th finger (ring finger). DEFINITELY NO on the thumb.

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basicstories
Apr. 14th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
It's really all about what one won't do for money.

For example, if I told you I'd give you a million dollars and all you had to do was drown a puppy would you? No one would know, you won't be in any trouble, the puppy would probably die anyway eventually because no one wants it.
arnogseel
Apr. 14th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
true.

and for your example, i wouldnt lol i cant kill any living thing. not even bugs lol i usually try to catch them in a cup or something and set them free.

but would you break your finger for a million dollars?

Edited at 2009-04-14 11:30 pm (UTC)
basicstories
Apr. 15th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
It would depend on a lot of different variables.

Which finger?
What kind of breakage?
How many fracture?
Would a medical team be on hand?
Would insurance cover it?
How will it be broken?
Would the money be taxed?
Do I get it in a lump sum?
arnogseel
Apr. 15th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
darn. this question was supposed to be one of those, dont think too much about it, just answer lol

but obviously, we are passed that. haha
gxcad
Apr. 15th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Well, since I'm the originator of the question, I supposed I make the rules. The point of the question is you MUST make a choice within 30 seconds and you cannot ask more questions - you must answer CLEARLY YES or NO based only on the information provided. Any details you are uncertain of is part of the question, you DON'T KNOW. If you do not answer within 30 seconds the answer of NO is assumed and you will never get another opportunity again. So obviously Basic no longer qualifies to answer the question since he has had a lot of time to think about it. Therefore, a NO is assumed for him.
garfpooky
Apr. 14th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
While I agree a finger (provided it wasn't an "important" finger, lol) is a small sacrifice compared to the other possibilities, I can't stop cringing at the idea of purposely breaking my finger, so I guess I'd have to say no on this one. XD
arnogseel
Apr. 14th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
hahaha you're cute!

is it a bad sign that i dont cringe to the idea? :X
garfpooky
Apr. 15th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
i dunno...maybe you have a higher pain tolerance?? :P
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arnogseel
Apr. 14th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
OH! you made a good point!

i've never broken a bone before. i may feel differently if i did lol

but you did break an arm! that's major (i would prob not do it if it was breaking an arm). a finger to me is so minor haha but again, i might think differently if i experienced it before.

and regarding your english, haha i doubt it! dont you teach english???
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arnogseel
Apr. 15th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
sorry dude. i suck :( for some weird reason when you switched jobs, i still thought it was a teaching gig plus coordinating. dont ask me why. lol
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devipz
Apr. 16th, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
hahahhaha. for some reason "no on the thumb" is really funny. anyway, i wouldn't break my finger!!!
devipz
Apr. 16th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
so interesting that people come up with those kinds of scenarios. i was riding on the bus today, and my coworker asked me if i had ever imagined what it would be like if the bus flipped and rolled over and over again and then everyone on the bus got together to help the injured. no, i never thought about that. what the heck.
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