Would you rather be fat but rich or skinny but poor?
People quickly see the loophole and choose fat but rich, figuring they can hire a personal trainer or dietician — or plastic surgeon — to make them skinny. Then they’ll be what everyone really wants: skinny AND rich.
Truth is, people want to be either skinny or rich — both, preferably — thinking it either will guarantee them a better life.
Now, there’s some truth in that.
Being overweight would be a huge obstacle if you enjoy being active, traveling, running marathons. Let’s face it: this world doesn’t make accommodations (willingly) for overweight and obese folks. We make it hard for them to find clothing that fits well, we make them buy two tickets on airplanes, and they end up paying more in medical expenses. It’s a tough life.
But being poor isn’t so attractive, either. Money does buy some level of happiness. You can live in safer neighborhoods, drink cleaner water, send your kids to college, travel more, eat better — the list goes on.
But it’s foolish to think that both — being skinny and/or rich — will equate to a better life. It may — but it’s not the only factor.
This is a tough one. I’d have to say, since I’m active, I’d rather be skinny (or fit) and poor. I can always marry the fat, rich guy!