Compare & Contrast Essay
Thursday 20th, November 2014
Qualities of Life
Wealth and fame are two qualities that are often hard to differentiate; yet they are very often intertwined. Therefore, we ask ourselves this: is it money or fame that makes a person? Both elements are desired by almost all humanity. Fame and wealth differ and are similar in many ways. Fame is easier to achieve than wealth, fame doesn’t mean necessarily being rich, and money is more desired than fame. People that are well known for what they did are famous. People that have an extraordinary sum of money are referred to as rich or wealthy, depending on the extent of their wealth. Riches can lead to fame and also vice versa. The major difference between fame and wealth are that you can be rich without being famous, and also you can be famous without being rich. These two words are repeated in roughly every single rapper's song, they are what rappers die trying to get and some end up having it. Both are splendid features to own because they instill a sense of power and voice to be heard in the world. Money can be used in endless ways and to solve all problems except health wise. It usually takes ten to twenty years to create one's wealth, on the condition that a person is conservative of his money and wise and resourceful in handling it. This clearly portrays the level of difficulty of how big money is usually earned. Where on the other hand, fame could be gained easily by doing something stupid and posting it on a social media. This shows that wealth is what everyone desires and how challenging it is to own. Being famous doesn’t necessarily indicate one being rich and this is the feature that separates them and makes a huge difference. It is because you can know a lot of people and plenty of people could know you just because you’re a good person that contributes to the world; you could be a person that goes around to different parts of the world and discovers new things. A wealthy person may lose his wealth by one way or another any day. But fame will not be lost so quickly. If a man is careful he cannot only maintain his fame but can also enhance it. Some wealthy men become famous but their fame is lost with their wealth. Some famous men do get wealth but they maintain their fame even when they are lose wealth. A wealthy man is respected in his own circle. While a famous man is respected wherever he is known. A person who is independently wealthy has freedom, the freedom to move, to learn, to grow, to change the world in great and small ways. Wealth allows a person to indulge his or her passion in ways the famous and powerful cannot do. Wealth does not create instant fame. Indeed most wealthy people are anonymous, unknown to the general public. They prefer it that way, pursuing their passions in the background. Wealth is a means, not an end. Wealth is meaningless unless it is accompanied by action to better the world. We have heard of many examples of persons who have betrayed their country for the sake of the money. Famous persons may be selfish in their own way but they know that their fame depends upon their merit and have thus to behave in certain way. A poet, a painter, a politician, a scientist or a social worker has to show his worth before he/she becomes famous. In a sense fame is the reward of some great work, which benefits society. Wealth can be viewed in many different ways. Some may view it as a contentment and knowledge. I completely agree because with these two things will come the greatest wealth a person can achieve. Money does not necessarily mean contentment although some people think that it does. Wealth is not having money, property, and power if these things cannot make a person truly content. These things do not necessarily bring wisdom either. Some may also say, the wealthy obtain the best table, get a hold of the best waiters and waitresses, and they are given their orders quicker....
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