I’d rather be famous than wealthy

Over the past month or so, I’ve been getting together with a group from church to read through the book of Proverbs and talk about life. Recently, someone mentioned, “How can someone live without money? I mean, it seems like you need money to live.”

I tend to have a different view, perhaps because I’ve never personally struggled with having enough money. To me, though, money isn’t the biggest issue. I could do without it far easier than I could do without something else.


My weakness is fame. I’d rather enjoy fame than wealth. I’d rather be popular than rich. I’d rather have friends and fans and even critics than money.

What about you? Where do you stand? Is it difficult to imagine a life without much money, or even a life without any money at all? Or is it harder to concede that you won’t be famous?

Which drives you or scares you more?