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Wealthy Well Respected
Debate Score:22
Arguments:15
Total Votes:27
Ended:10/23/08
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Is it better to be wealthy or well respected?

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Wealthy

Side Score: 9
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Well Respected

Side Score: 13
Winning Side!
1 point

It is better to be wealthy because, you can control how wealthy you are to some extent, but you can not control the respect others have for you.

Don't get me wrong though you should respect other people at all times and you should get a good education and work so that you can be wealthy.

Side: Wealthy
1 point

Being wealthy comes with being well respected. If someone is wealthy then obviously you have tried hard to get yourself there. People respect that and most of the time people with lots of money are well respected. I'd rather be both than just one.

Side: Wealthy

I think if you are wealthy you will be well-repected for instance take Bill Gates he is very wealthy and he is respected by alot of people. So if your wealthy you should get some respect and if you don't it doesn't matter because you have money.

Side: Wealthy
1 point

Although wealth has been known to hedonize most, being wealthy does not mean there is no respect.

Vast amounts of wealth tend to have more influence on the general public than those without it, sad, but true- after all, how did Paris Hilton become so well known?

However, Paris Hilton isn't what can be considered "well respected" by the general public. She is not known for making beneficial contributions or earning her money in a productive way.

Bill Gates, on the other hand, earned their wealth through the internet-a system which he developed through his own means-and with his wealth, he created(along with his wife) the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is possibly the world's largest charitable foundation.

While the attainment of wealth doesn't obligate people to give back, the earning and the use of wealth is what generally defines respect(rich or poor).

Side: Wealthy
1 point

It is better to be wealthy beacuse when you are rich, you have power, money, respect and everything a person needs to be well respected. This means that when a person is wealthy, they are automatically well respected by the people. They are respected no matter what they do because they have power and money.

Side: Wealthy
3 points

It is better to be Well Respected, because when you are well respected, people will be more willing to help you out when you are in need.

Plus, Money isn't everything.

Side: Well Respected
2 points

Money will not buy you everything in life. In most cases it is better to be respected than wealthy because atleast you know that people respect you and are there for you. Being wealthy is o.k but money comes and goes.

When people are respected they are respected for who they are and wealthy people are only liked because of their money.

Side: Well Respected
1 point

It is better to be well respected, because then people won't walk all over you, but respect you. If you are wealthy people will notice you for your money not for you as a person.

Side: Well Respected
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
1 point

They will notice you for what you accomplished, and maybe even respect you for it.

Side: Wealthy
1 point

I would rather be well respected because you cant buy respect with money. If your wealthy people will respect you because you have money.

Side: Well Respected
1 point

I think it's better to be well respected simply because people treat u according to how much they respect you. You can be wealthy by being born into the right family but if you're not well respected there may be things you want to get in and do yet if so many people don't respect you then you may not be allowed to do so. Also allot of people that are rich and not respected get killed for money, but well respected people are taken care of by their family.

Side: Well Respected
1 point

For me being well respected is better because it not only gives you respect from others but it also makes everyone know that you are trustworthy and loyal. People won’t just go and take advantage of you as they would if you were wealthy like try to be your friend just to take your money instead of just liking you the way you are.

Side: Well Respected
1 point

I THINK IT IS BETTER TO BE WELL RESPECTED BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE RESPECTED PEOPLE WILL NOT RUN OVER YOU HAVE ALL THE RESPECT YOU NEED

Side: Well Respected
1 point

Well you have to work for both respect and money. But I Believe that respect is one that will always be with you till the day you Disrespect the respect you have with someone. So yes I believe that being respected is better then having money.

Side: Well Respected
1 point

I believe that being well respected is better because no money isn't everything and it comes and goes. Alot of people always wish for being rich or become a millionaire,but when you think about it it's not always worth it. Respect is always going to be there especially if you give it to receive it. Wealth cannot always buy happiness, love or even respect. So, for that matter I think it is better to be respected.

Side: Well Respected