Would you rather...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Blackbird, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. BE successful, but not look it.

    53 vote(s)
  2. LOOK successful, but not be it.

    1 vote(s)
  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    be successful but not look it, or look successful but not be it?

  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    the former.

    i really don't care about impressing people. :meh:
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I'll take the BE successful. No one likes a poser.

  4. I'm neither succesful, nor do I look succesful. Sure I could look nicer, but that takes away from my hobo mystique. Being succesful is where its at.

    Plus get a bad enough smell and nobody tries to mug you. I wouldn't know that though...no personal experience speaking here :ninja:

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Humility is a Beautiful Virtue , be successfull being yourself. - Epistle of Saint Major Metal ;) :p :D
  6. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think your results polling BP'ers will be highly skewed compared to polling a random sample of people.

    I think anyone who takes on a role of being the 'rock
    solid groove' guy is by definition not concerned about
    the 'look' as much as the substance.

    That's my take on it FW little IW.
  7. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Define successful.
  8. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    I could give a poop less what people think of how I look, I'm just doing my thing. I'd much rather be successful.
  9. I wanna be rich. But not famous.
  10. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... i was thinkin' the same thing when i first looked at
    the title of this thread ...
  11. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada


    I think we can compare this to:

    Would you rather be a Bass Player (successful and not look it)


    Would you rather be a Guitar Player (look successful and not be it)

    :D ;) :D
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    It's the opposite of unsuccessful.
  13. I'll take fortune; you can give fame to someone else.

    I also believe that if one has a fortune, a large part of it should be spent on those in need.

    Otherwise you might end up spending your fortune on doctors. ;)

  14. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I don't really think you'll get many honest answers to this thread, mostly because people would rather not be seen as shallow. Not many people, when confronted with a question like this, will go the 'shallow route,' but that may change when people are really presented with the choice.
  15. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Easy... I'd rather be successful. I don't look successful anyway, so going this route at least gives me some worth, despite my appearance.
  16. nateo

    nateo Schubie Fan #1

    Mar 2, 2003
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Seems like a moot point, since I can't imagine a situation where I would be forced to make the choice between inward success and outward appearance of success. I can probably choose whether or not to project my success, but if there's a way to simply choose success you'd think there wouldn't be as many homeless people and McDonald's workers in the world.

  17. I'd rathe BE successful, because that way I can go by unnoticed by most people while still doing something I enjoy.

    On the other hand, looking successful would probably get me all kinds of tail.
  18. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    How many people do you know that blow ALL their money on fancy clothes, cars, dinners, jewelry, etc. People that live way beyond their means. These people are making that choice every day.
  19. If you looked successful you might become successful.

    Someone could spot you and make you into a male/female model. :p

    You'd have to be hot though.

    There's that saying "dress for success" So, maybe how successful you are starts with how you dress.
  20. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    This poll speaks for itself. I woudl want to be succesful, butnot look it. But i wouldnt want to look UNSUCCESSFUL. I would like to have a modest appearence that isnt extreme to either pole.