Test deprive

I think we can safely assume that the questioner here is not living particularly large:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Why do some people have it all in life, and others have nothing?

This appears to be his description of having it all:

Being born with a huge penis, becoming filthy rich.. Driving rolls Royce’s and living in mansions on the beach. Married to beautiful women eating steak and drinking champagne every night. While some are born into hell.. Living in dirt huts with flys surrounding them.

I suspect there’s a middle ground somewhere: a smallish house, decidedly inland, with occasional flies on the outside. Then again, that’s my place, and you can’t have it. Nyah.


  1. McGehee »

    29 December 2013 · 10:26 am

    If I were rich enough to drive a Rolls Royce and live in a mansion on the beach, and eat steak and drink champagn every night, I wouldn’t — and I’d hate to be told I had to.

    Even just the beach mansion would be an intolerable requirement. Where there aren’t hurricanes, there can be tsunamis.

    I would drive a Ford (or in a pinch, a Chrysler), live in the high desert, and eat and drink whatever I pleased. I wouldn’t turn down the other two things he mentions, but a man can have those things while living in a dirt hut, and I rather doubt he’d consider it totally hellish…

  2. canadienne »

    29 December 2013 · 12:32 pm

    I suspect that people’s fantasies about what they would do with piles of money are very revealing.

  3. McGehee »

    29 December 2013 · 1:10 pm

    I’ve always dreamed that what I would do with piles of money is put it to work making more piles of money by putting people to work making their own piles of money.

  4. Tatyana »

    30 December 2013 · 6:36 am

    The guy is Nietzsche’s target audience

  5. Lynn »

    30 December 2013 · 3:30 pm

    If I had the money to live anywhere I want and drive anything I want I would live right here, in a much bigger nicer house but not a true mansion and I would drive a Subaru. And perhaps sometimes a pickup.

  6. CGHill »

    30 December 2013 · 9:38 pm

    Too bad Subaru gave up on its trucklet lines. (Then again, they wouldn’t dare sell the BRAT again. “Seats? In the bed? Are you out of your coffin-hauling mind?”)


  7. tioedong »

    1 January 2014 · 3:57 pm

    Actually, living in a wooden hut with dirt floors surrounded by a loving family might be a better and happier life than his description of what would e a good life.

    Of course, FYI: the floors in the third world are usually hardened by a clay mixture, or (here in the Philippines) built above the ground of bamboo, but let’s not be picky.

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