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wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would choose health.  Money cannot always buy health.  Consider that Steve Jobs had plenty of money.  He still suffered and died of cancer.  Money does not stop diseases.  It cannot create a cure for an incurable disease.  Money simply cannot buy anything and everything.  If given the choice, I would take a healthy life.  I can always make more money, but I cannot make health.

trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Without your health, you cannot enjoy your wealth. You would be spending your time seeking remedies, possibly being depressed because you couldn't do all that you wanted to due to health issues, etc. A healthy life is certainly an easier one. Wealth may offer more expendable income, but, health is priceless.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If only one is allowed, I'll go with health.  What good is money if you can't walk or if you die young?  The previous answer says he'd buy health care, but you could equally say give me the health and I'll go out and make enough money to be okay.

Quality of life is more important than money.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would rather have health.  You can always gain wealth or get it back.  You really can't buy health.  To a certain extent you can, such as doctors, medicine, health food and personal trainers.  However if you get cancer, all the money in the world won't save you.

vangoghfan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

My choice would be to be a billionaire who gets a sore throat every now and then. Since you didn't specify the extent of wealth or health, I like this choice very much and am hoping you can introduce me to a genie who can make it possible. :-)

enotechris eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Both!  What good is one without the other?  Being healthy and poor means you can't live life to the fullest; being wealthy and afflicted also means you can't live life to the fullest.  You need both, to some degree.



mlsiasebs eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would choose health.  No amount of money in the world is worth being miserable and/or in pain.  Nor will the money necessarily allow you to fix whatever is wrong with you.  Who needs money if you aren't alive to spend it?

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Why can't you have both? If you lose your health you have nothing. No amount of money can buy health.

heyitsmegxx | Student

Health. If you're healthy, you don't need wealth. Wealth only gets you so far.

start | Student

I would say health. With health we can gain money to make our lives better, while without health we are dead meat.

If we have wealth, we can't buy health in any form...

loraaa | Student

ofcourse I am with HEALTHY LIFE.

princessita-2-day | Student

i will have health because with the money you have it can not save you from getting a disease and comdemning it


elekzy | Student

If you choose wealth at the expense of wealth, you might end up at a lose because you may end up losing your wealth in trying to stay healthy. By staying healthy, you have crushed one general problem of man. I guess i choose health.

alilion | Student

health is wealth.. when your ill you can't do anything even if you had wealth..what if you were in hospital wired up with machines etc and still had loads of wealth.. you wouldnt be able to move or anything...and so health is the best wealth.

wanderista | Student

I'd take wealth. With the money I have, I'd pay for the healthcare I'd so require.