Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Great Northwoods
I've never had to choose, so I don't know. I suspect that if I had acheived tremendous success as a tennis player, possessed qualities that many people found appealing and was offered movie roles and other similar opportunities, I'd consider myself very fortunate. I doubt that I'd be troubled by people who make snide criticisms directed at me. I undoubtedly wouldn't even know they existed and would go about the business of living large, loving life and laughing all the way to the bank.
"When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet's opinion disturbs us more than an emperor's" - Mark Twain
"The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man." - Mark Twain
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Menken