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Would you give up all your diamonds and other gems

Would you give up all your bling for any of the following?

  • 1. World peace

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • 2. For equality for all

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • 3. For the well being of animals all over

    Votes: 4 7.7%
  • 4. Ensuring the good health of my loved ones

    Votes: 21 40.4%
  • 5. To bring someone back who is deceased

    Votes: 9 17.3%
  • 6. Fill in the blank

    Votes: 5 9.6%
  • 7. Nope. Not for anything or anyone

    Votes: 4 7.7%

  • Total voters
    52
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missy

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Would you give up all your bling for any of the following? And if so you can only choose one.

1. World peace.
2. For equality for all.
3. For the well being of all animals all over.
4. Ensuring the good health of loved ones.
5. To bring someone back who is deceased.
6. Fill in the blank.
7. Nope, I’d never give up my bling. Not for anything or anyone.

What say you?
 

missy

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My answer varies on the day. Right now I’m going to be selfish and choose bringing back a loved one. Francesca specifically. She was only 10 when she died. I’d do almost anything to get her back. Giving up all my bling is nothing compared to imo any of the above choices. :(
 

missy

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@Slick1 uh oh. Are we virtue signaling?
:doh: :lol-2:
I don’t care if we are. It’s the truth. Beings over things. Especially animals! ❤

Back to the poll. Which choice is most important to you (proverbial you) if any?
 

Slick1

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@Slick1 uh oh. Are we virtue signaling?
:doh: :lol-2:
I don’t care if we are. It’s the truth. Beings over things. Especially animals! ❤

Back to the poll. Which choice is most important to you (proverbial you) if any?
Oh no! I hope I am not virtue signaling. I truly would do almost anything to have my loved ones back with me. Beings over things. Love it!! ♥
 

lyra

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I put fill in the blank. I wouldn't need such grand reasons at all. If it helped someone in my family, or I wanted to treat my family to something, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I don't have a great collection at all, but I'd have the memories.
 

kipari

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I'd happily give all my bling for 1-4.

5 is a concept that's too vague for me. My loved ones who died were severely ill very old before they passed. Bringing them back to comfort me isn't fair. And for how long? Too many unknown points.
 

Yelena

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Would you give up all your bling for any of the following? And if so you can only choose one.

1. World peace.
2. For equality for all.
3. For the well being of all animals all over.
4. Ensuring the good health of loved ones.
5. To bring someone back who is deceased.
6. Fill in the blank.
7. Nope, I’d never give up my bling. Not for anything or anyone.

What say you?
I’m choosing No.6 because it gives me the freedom to choose options 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 all at once
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Yes for most, seems like a small price to pay. Jewelry has no "value" to me other than it can be sentimental (ER, wedding ring, gifts from my mom) and that it is pretty.
 

AprilBaby

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I vote 5, I'd bring my mom back, it's hard living nearly a whole life without a mother.
I’m with you. I lost my mother when I was 5. I would give anything to know her.
 

dk168

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1. World peace - it will never happen, as someone somewhere always wants more than the others.
2. For equality for all - same as World Peace.
3. For the well being of all animals all over - someone somewhere always believes he/she is better than other people, let alone animals.
4. Ensuring the good health of loved ones - everyone grows old eventually.
5. To bring someone back who is deceased - I would only argue and fight with my late partner until one of us is dead! Hence I prefer to remember the good times with him.
6. Fill in the blank - N/A.
7. Nope, I’d never give up my bling. Not for anything or anyone - this is what I voted for.

DK :))
 

pearlsngems

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If giving up my bling could magically bring about the adoption of policies that would end homelessness, then it would be worthwhile.
 

doberman

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When Ninja died I had the thought that I would give all my jewelry if only he could be restored to life. So yes, I'd absolutely give up the bling, it's just stuff. But as the song goes, "All your money won't another minute buy".
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Would you give up all your bling for any of the following? And if so you can only choose one.

1. World peace.
2. For equality for all.
3. For the well being of all animals all over.
4. Ensuring the good health of loved ones.
5. To bring someone back who is deceased.
6. Fill in the blank.
7. Nope, I’d never give up my bling. Not for anything or anyone.

What say you?
Is this a miss universe question?
 

kipari

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If giving up my bling could magically bring about the adoption of policies that would end homelessness, then it would be worthwhile.
@missy, sorry, threadjack ahead, my apologies. Would you mind elaborating a bit @pearlsngems ?

I have had this discussion with my children often when we see a homeless person. Here in France we have many many policies in place: no evictions possible whatsoever between November and March, (no evictions possible at all in 2020 due to Covid) , public shelters, public housing, housing programs for minors, housing programs for seniors, public welfare, free healthcare for people on welfare, financial aid for different educational programs. If one fills out paperwork correctly, anyone can get minimum aid & a home. Yet there are still homeless people in the streets. I am afraid mental illness or trauma is a big factor. Policies don't seem to help on that front unfortunately.

I'm not talking about party politics, just curious what you mean, what you think it would taken to end homelessness.
I don not mean to be political, @Ella , please remove and accept my apologies if this is against ps policies.
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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I thought about this question for a while. I considered giving up my bling to bring back a loved one, but... though I’ve lost someone incredibly close to me who I still miss every single day a decade later, I know they are in some way in a better place now. So if I was to give up my bling to bring them back, I’d want to bring them back without the issues that caused them to pass away in the first place, or I’m condemning them to a life of suffering.

I’m exceptionally sentimental, and while I strongly believe (and champion) “equality of opportunity” for all, I’m going to be a horrible person and say that there are some pieces with a lot of sentimental value that I’m not willing to give up even for world equality or ending world hunger or ensuring education for all. Though, now that I think of it, I think I would if it truly meant the end of those issues. But it would be real wrench.

I think the thing I’d be most likely to do it for would be to ascertain good health for all my loved ones. If I could guarantee all my loved ones would live long lives in the pink of health (physical and mental) to slip away peacefully in their sleep one day at 95+ I think I would be willing to give up even the sentimental pieces even if I’d mourn losing them.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

#5: To have my Dad back for longer--he died at 50 years of age.
#6: And to have happiness and contentment for my DS.
#2 for sure.

cheers--Sharon
 

RunningwithScissors

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Maybe I've watched too many horror movies, but I would be worried that my changing the course of history would have unforeseen consequences. The Butterfly Effect and all that. I'd be afraid to mettle in the grand scheme of the universe even if on a personal level I'd trade my bling for one of the items on your list.
 

missy

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Maybe I've watched too many horror movies, but I would be worried that my changing the course of history would have unforeseen consequences. The Butterfly Effect and all that. I'd be afraid to mettle in the grand scheme of the universe even if on a personal level I'd trade my bling for one of the items on your list.
I thought about that but this is how much I miss my little girl. I would take that chance. And hope it doesn't mess up the grand scheme of things. Of course it's all hypothetical and there is zero chance of bringing her back. But I like to dream. And for just a moment I feel at peace thinking of her back with us.

“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people/animals from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.”
 
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