Would any of you do a Qaddafi, or a Madoff?

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So, Muammar finally got his dues,after 40 years of complete luxury at the expense of his people. Madoff got 150 years after living the high life fraudulently for decades.

Would you trade that kind of lifestyle for that many years of your life, if after say, 40 years, it gets whipped out from under your feet and its prison/poverty/misery forever after.

You don't have to be evil/dictator/criminal so i'm not challenging your morality, more of a trade off, is 40 years of the good life when you're younger and able to make the most of it worth a bad afterlife.

Interesting to see what you guys say, since you all want to/work in finance, which is a complete volte face of the above scenario.

Comments (24)

Oct 20, 2011

Personally, I think the form of democracy existing in most of the Western world is REALLY bad. No politician will make hard choices because they just want to get re-elected. Benevolent dictatorship is the way forward!

With regards to Gadaffi, he is dead and only had ~2 months of poor living compared to 42 years of utmost luxury, decent enough tradeoff if you ask me.

Oct 20, 2011

I'd like to say no for both, certainly so for Qadaffi, I mean God knows how many people he killed. The Madoff scandal, who knows, maybe lol

Oct 20, 2011

If you break it down to simple math, the average lifespan for males in the developed world is around 75 years. If you can spend half or better of that in abject luxury, then yeah, it's worth it.

Oct 20, 2011

I'd pull a Madoff.

Oct 20, 2011

Integrity > Money

Oct 20, 2011
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

Always

Oct 20, 2011
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

But if you were to be like Qaddafi or Madoff you would remembered forever, may not be for the best reason but you will be remembered instead of being forgotten.

Oct 20, 2011
SumOne:
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

But if you were to be like Qaddafi or Madoff you would remembered forever, may not be for the best reason but you will be remembered instead of being forgotten.

You would rather be Hitler than Joe Schmo?

Oct 20, 2011
SumOne:
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

But if you were to be like Qaddafi or Madoff you would remembered forever, may not be for the best reason but you will be remembered instead of being forgotten.

haha this is one of the most pathetic thing's I've read

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Oct 20, 2011
SumOne:
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

But if you were to be like Qaddafi or Madoff you would remembered forever, may not be for the best reason but you will be remembered instead of being forgotten.

Yeah, being remembered as a slimeball piece of shit would be awweeeesooommmeee.

Get out of here with this crap.

Oct 20, 2011
SumOne:
TheKing:

Integrity > Money

But if you were to be like Qaddafi or Madoff you would remembered forever, may not be for the best reason but you will be remembered instead of being forgotten.

Such a typical 15 minutes of fame mentality.

losers can't make the distinction between the words "famous" and "infamous".

They are antonyms, not synonyms.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

Oct 20, 2011

I plan on dying at 65 sharp anyway. So bring on the stolen cash and all the bitches that come with it on the side.

Oct 20, 2011

Would you trade that kind of lifestyle for that many years of your life, if after say, 40 years, it gets whipped out from under your feet and its prison/poverty/misery forever after.

I'll be honest, if I could live 40 years in pure luxury and then get shot to death....is that a question? Hell, I'd rather be shot to death than be tortured in a hospital bed for weeks on end as it is. If I could have ANYTHING I wanted leading up it it...lol.

Both of your examples had escape routes but either wanted to save their families (Madoff) or were too egotistical to se the writing on the wall (Gaddaffi).

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Oct 20, 2011

The problem is, you never know if the next day is going to be your last when you're living a lie. So while you might ultimately last 40 years, you are scared shitless day in and day out that any day someone could bust through your front door and it would all go away. That fear would prevent me from truly enjoying the riches.

However, if you're asking if I'd accept a $1 billion lump sum now to die at the age of 65, I'd probably accept.

Oct 21, 2011

How did I talk about an afterlife? What?

Also, it's humorous that you can't tell the difference between "anti-religious extremism" and "anti-religion."

Oct 21, 2011

Whatever bro.

You are my Omar and I am your Saddam.

And you hate religion. It's cool. I support your right to hate Jesus.

Oct 21, 2011

No, I don't hate religion, I hate people like Pat Robertson, Bryan Fischer, Ralph Reed, and the rest of the hypocritical, manipulative frauds.

I don't give a fuck if people want to worship Jesus or a potato, not my business. I take issue when people try and push their so-called morals on society at large. It's especially absurd because no one can prove whether or not there is or is not a God with even a scintilla of certainty, so how can they be some sort of moral authority on him / her / it?

Agnosticism is the only honest position. And, again, for the record, I believe in a higher power, I just don't see any credible reason to believe that it cares about what people do in the bedroom.

Oct 21, 2011

Who is talking about having sex with a potato.

Damn dog, I am on your side, but when you start with this hatred for potatoes you are going to lose a lot of Irish people.

Oct 21, 2011

Did you guys see the video of his body being dragged through the streets ? Brutal. Not sure if that is worth 42 years of living like a King. Plus he probably watched his sons being murdered or at the very least knew that they would also meet a violent end. No, not worth it.

Oct 21, 2011
Aviator:

Did you guys see the video of his body being dragged through the streets ? Brutal. Not sure if that is worth 42 years of living like a King. Plus he probably watched his sons being murdered or at the very least knew that they would also meet a violent end. No, not worth it.

The son that did like nothing wrong (Saif) is alive. But the dude who ran the Libyan version of the SS, Khamis, died. And another son died far away. I though the question was would you take a lot of money now if you were gonna be pauperized/die in 40 years. I still think the answer for most people should be yes. If you become a billionaire by yourself, thats something, but otherwise having Gaddafi money for 40 years is nice as hell. Then you die of blood loss? I mean it's not like he was tortured, he just had like 30 mins of pain for a 40 year rule- I think thats a fair trade off.

Reality hits you hard, bro...

Oct 21, 2011

I'll take a long, modest life with my family and friends over half of my life with more money any day

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

"There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

Oct 23, 2011
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always move forward
never sleep
like a shark, bro