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Angela
October 20th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Best things in life are free,,

How stupid must the guy who made that up have been, whats your take on this,

My opinion is "No way!!"

Seriously I wanna hear it, I keep hearing that line, Only in Icelandic and I don't agree with it.

Patchisou Yutohru
October 20th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Maybe,

It depends on what your opinion on the best things in life are. If you're materialistic, like many of the teenagers, adults, and children living in today's society in a few countries are, then this quote will never mean anything to you. Now, this quote has absolutely nothing to do with materialistic things, and if you think that, you really need to do some research about it before saying something like that.

We all share many things that are free in a sense of using them. Sure they are all somehow linked to having spent some money on it, but regardless.

From my research, this quote came from a song written by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson for a musical. And I strongly believe that these lyrics do mean everything. The moon belongs to everyone
The best things in life are free,
The stars belong to everyone
They gleam there for you and me.
The flowers in Spring,
The robins that sing,
The sunbeams that shine
They're yours,
They're mine!
And love can come to everyone,
The best things in life are free.
But honestly, things aren't always so direct. Learn the metaphoric terms of these quotes and you'll see that they are precise.

Aurafire
October 20th, 2008, 04:23 PM
There are a lot of good things in life. Some of the are free, some of them aren't....So I'll say maybe =P

Lusankya
October 20th, 2008, 04:35 PM
Once I figure out how to get high-speed internet, HD television, food, clothing, and a house for free then I'll say yes.

suicidesal
October 20th, 2008, 04:56 PM
I find that love and companionship seem to be the best thing in my life and was free.

And if I buy 3 more coffees/hot chocolates/teas I get one free
7 more bubble teas and I get one free :D

dumbpikAchu
October 20th, 2008, 05:36 PM
No, The best things are Pokemon games! oh ya GO TO YOUTUBE AND LOOK UP FUNNY POKEMON MOVIE. Its histerical! and no language! ^_^

22sa
October 20th, 2008, 05:51 PM
The sunlight, nature is terribly miserably.

None of the best things in life are free. They require an unimaginable originality to reach.

=]

This post is a lie.

billionbucks25
October 20th, 2008, 05:52 PM
family is one of the best thins in my life. I know it sounds corny but I wouldn't trade off my mom or dad for all the money in the world. My sister mabye.....

22sa
October 20th, 2008, 05:53 PM
family is one of the best thins in my life. I know it sounds corny but I wouldn't trade off my mom or dad for all the money in the world. My sister mabye.....:laugh: *claps* That was total ownage :P

Edit: P.S. I'll buy her for 2 cents :laugh: :x

Gymnotide
October 20th, 2008, 08:30 PM
The best thing in life is living.
Living is free.

/thread.

Motsuko Live
October 21st, 2008, 01:30 AM
It depends on who you are, really. And being myself, I can only judge for myself, so my answer would have to be Yes, the best things in life are, in fact, free. Yeah, a fancy new sports car would be nice, but would you trade your mother's love for one? I think not.
If anyone answered yes to that last question, you... kinda need some help. ;_;

Horizon
October 21st, 2008, 02:52 AM
If you count finding love and companionship as free, then I would say yes. It doesn't cost you anything to find the right person, and when you do you'll be happier than any amount of money could ever make you.

BeachBoy
October 21st, 2008, 02:53 AM
Hey question, can you walk? Can you breathe? Can you wake up every day, possibly to the sunshine beating down on your face? That's free, and anyone should be extremely grateful for what they have that is indeed free.

Yes, in my opinion, the best things in life are free. So I completely agree with the saying.

Zet
October 21st, 2008, 02:57 AM
of course the best things in life are free, if I had to pay money just to surf, I'd pretty much go postal everywhere

dumbpikAchu
October 21st, 2008, 05:30 AM
WELL, Love And Companionship just seem to be a human custom, so the best things in life aren't free.I personnaly think that Love is the best thing in the world, we can't live without it, BUT. you could put a price for that.

DeathlyHallows
October 21st, 2008, 05:57 AM
Yes..!
Love is for free!
and friendship is for free!

the bitter end.
October 21st, 2008, 06:13 AM
Well, some of the best things are free, some you must earn, thus I said maybe...

Avey
October 21st, 2008, 07:40 AM
I completely agree with the saying. Love, friendship, basic body functions and much more things we take for granted are free.

Of course, it depends on what your definition of thing is.

Motsuko Live
October 21st, 2008, 07:50 AM
Well, some of the best things are free, some you must earn, thus I said maybe...

Actually, after seeing this post, I'm going to go back on my word. If I could change my poll answer, I would choose Maybe instead. As RyuKun says, you must earn some things. Sure, love, friendship and trust are some of the best things in life, but you must earn them.

It really goes to show how many people envision 'free' as 'not having to pay any money'. Including myself. As Oni says, it really depends what your definition of 'thing' and 'free' are.

Kirakishou
October 21st, 2008, 08:06 AM
Absolutely nothing in life is free. Everything costs one thing, at the very least - time.

But, in the sense of the things that don't cost money being the best things in life...it would depend on how materialistic you are, I suppose.

wakachamo
October 21st, 2008, 08:11 AM
The best things in life are costly only to those who want them to be.

dumbpikAchu
October 21st, 2008, 08:13 AM
I personally believe the best thing in lives are classified as essences. So, nothing is free that isn't an essence. Not even in money. You have to take the chances to ask your friend if you can relieve the good old day's with his original Gameboy.

Signomi
October 21st, 2008, 08:24 AM
If you count finding love and companionship as free, then I would say yes. It doesn't cost you anything to find the right person, and when you do you'll be happier than any amount of money could ever make you.

I agree wholeheartedly with this post. Finding the one person whom you can share both romantic feelings and the best of companionship with induces a wonderfully indescribable feeling. In my opinion, money or any other venues of profit is meagre substance in comparison.

And of course I just have to link to this, because the topic of this thread seems rather fitting. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pgh3tlia10)

Angela
October 21st, 2008, 02:42 PM
I see that we some changed opinions on this,

let's say that the family is the best thing in the world, but you need money to keep it together or it will be taken away from you, think about it, food money, car money house money, the count goes on.

Avey
October 21st, 2008, 02:57 PM
I see that we some changed opinions on this,

let's say that the family is the best thing in the world, but you need money to keep it together or it will be taken away from you, think about it, food money, car money house money, the count goes on.

You may be able to afford a car so you can drive to work in order to gain money so you can support your family. If a car is the best thing in life for you, I suppose the saying will be wrong in your prospective. If a loving family is all you want, nothing else really matters. You'll get by without money.

Angela
October 21st, 2008, 03:05 PM
You may be able to afford a car so you can drive to work in order to gain money so you can support your family. If a car is the best thing in life for you, I suppose the saying will be wrong in your prospective. If a loving family is all you want, nothing else really matters. You'll get by without money.
But without the money where will the family live, on the street?

And living on the street may be free but it's not the best thing in the world.

Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
October 21st, 2008, 03:11 PM
There are some things that money can't buy. So unless you've got Mastercard, those are the best things in life.

Ausaudriel
October 21st, 2008, 03:11 PM
If you count finding love and companionship as free, then I would say yes. It doesn't cost you anything to find the right person, and when you do you'll be happier than any amount of money could ever make you.
Whoo sense! \o/ Hi thar Dancy. :3 I agree with your post.

I think there are certain things that simply aren't worth money, and they happen to be the things that I consider "the best things in life." Love, of course, like you said. Mainly though, I think friendship at all is so insanely invaluable, I wouldn't give up my friends for anything. Not for a big huge HD TV (I hear Andy screaming "I WOULD" in the background somewhere XD) or all of the video games I could ever want, etc.

Best things in life: relationships with fellow humans. Can they be bought with money? Hopefully not. XD Nope, they're ~free~. (In a monetary sense.)

Spearow
October 21st, 2008, 03:22 PM
Best things in life: relationships with fellow humans. Can they be bought with money? Hopefully not. XD Nope, they're ~free~. (In a monetary sense.)

Free in a monetary sense, but don't you have to give something of yourself to another person in order to truly establish a trusting and meaningful relationship with them? I don't think any (healthy and fulfilling) relationship comes without emotional cost.

Ausaudriel
October 21st, 2008, 03:25 PM
Free in a monetary sense, but don't you have to give something of yourself to another person in order to truly establish a trusting and meaningful relationship with them? I don't think any (healthy and fulfilling) relationship comes without emotional cost.
Well yes, but I'm pretty sure this thread is about money. Generally when someone says something is "free" they're referring to the monetary cost, not the emotional cost, time cost, etc.

Volkner's Apprentice
October 21st, 2008, 03:26 PM
I voted yes. Probably in accordance to a lot of what has already been said in this thread; everything does cost something (such as time), but if you're strictly economical speaking, then money isn't everything. Although, I'll be honest, money certainly counts a whole lot more than it should in this world.

There are some things that money can't buy. So unless you've got Mastercard, those are the best things in life.

XDD Everything he says is just awesome, haha.

Spearow
October 21st, 2008, 03:37 PM
Well yes, but I'm pretty sure this thread is about money. Generally when someone says something is "free" they're referring to the monetary cost, not the emotional cost, time cost, etc.

Well, in that case... I'd still say maybe, because values and priorities do differ from person to person. I'm sure your environment has some effect on how you look at money and material things. Personally, I live comfortably and enjoy my life as it is now and I view family and friends and all those cheesy things as more important than finances, but if I wasn't born into such a nice situation (or a nicer situation!) maybe I would feel a little different about the saying?

On the other hand, I know few people from any class or culture who would choose (or admit to choosing) a flat-screen TV or diamond ring or car over a beloved family member. So I don't know.

Zet
October 21st, 2008, 03:55 PM
I see that we some changed opinions on this,

let's say that the family is the best thing in the world, but you need money to keep it together or it will be taken away from you, think about it, food money, car money house money, the count goes on.

so, you're saying that money keeps people together, cause without money everyone will be lonely?

Zebra Thunderhead
October 21st, 2008, 04:13 PM
That's so untrue. I abuse iTune's weekly free download. And Starbucks'. :>

Kitty-Kat
October 21st, 2008, 04:26 PM
Love is free =] And it's the most wonderful thing there is.

Zetta-Chan
October 21st, 2008, 04:27 PM
If you live your life a good way, you will be happy. Finding a loved one is free, and that could make you happier than any amount of money. You know when your really happy, you have that feeling in your stomach that says, "Yay! I'm over-joyed!", you didn't pay for that did you?

-Moral of the story-
The best things in life are F - R - E - E.


EDIT: I was reading my favorite book, The Outsiders. When I saw something else, if a rich person is watching a sunset, and a poor, unfortunate person is watching that same sunset. It's hard to believe that it's the same sunset, but it is. That is free, and it is enjoyed by a wealthy person and a poor person.

EDIT # 2: To say whoever said the best things in life are free was dumb, I find that offensive. Your argument is "What about a family, will they live on the street?" Well, you honestly think shelter is worth more than love? That either says you haven't loved, or haven't thought the topic throughly yet. But, thats just myself.

Shem
October 21st, 2008, 06:20 PM
I would like to say it is true. But then again, how many poor people do you know that are happy? Not many...

Zet
October 21st, 2008, 07:14 PM
how many poor people do you know that are happy? Not many...

I know a lot of poor people who are happy

Patchisou Yutohru
October 21st, 2008, 07:23 PM
I would like to say it is true. But then again, how many poor people do you know that are happy? Not many...

You're making it sound like the most important thing in the world is money and material things.

Tsugaru
October 21st, 2008, 07:45 PM
Well only thing I can think of out of that saying is Love. It's free I guess. O.o Our Air we breath is free, if we didn't have it we wouldn't exist. XP

But I'd still prefer HD TV, High speed uncapped internet, computer games and parts, Pokemon etc to be free and/or real. XP

solovino
October 21st, 2008, 08:17 PM
If we go by the "economical" meaning of the proposition:

The best things in life are free

Then, maybe, I could agree, on a very shallow sense. Love, friendhip and, essentially, anything that comes as a concept, is "free" by principle.

But on the other hand, some things we take for granted as "free" are only apparently free, because the cost has already been paid, most of the times painfully, by someone else. Are you happy because you can walk your streets at night, no rapers, no burglars, no kidnappers? Are your happy that your car or motorcicle takes you where you want to go, and maybe more, but no less? Do you have that exact job you always wanted, and all your colleagues are good friends with you? Enjoy your boy/girl friend? Care to take a deep breath outside because the air is clean and smells like coconuts?

Most of these things you may be taking for granted, even in a monetary sense, but the truth is, someone else was charged for it, and most of the time, they have literally sweat blood to make the payment. If you have all these things described above, it's because your government has made good enough economic arrangements, selling your quarry and wood to, let's say, the United States, so that they won't need to come invade and destroy your lives to get their wealth (if you are a non-US citizen), or because the other countries have been so economically weak that your government does not need to send you in military uniform to invade, rape, steal and kill so that your family and neighbors can enjoy these current privileges (if you are an US citizen).

Note I'm putting here US as an example (a mostly accurate, practical and self-evident one), but it could be any other country. Or maybe not a country: maybe a firm who wants your land, or a firm who needs to pollute your air so that their executives can enjoy the Bahamas. The thing is, if these things are so valuable, they are priced; at the very moment they are priced, their implicit freeness disappears, it only follows as apparent because we (all) struggle to make it look that way and save face.

Now, back to things like "love", or "life", they still seem to be free, but as the world progresses their freeness is becoming tampered. We are already in a state of technology that doctors are charging people for their children to live (as in "exist in a potential future"). We are already learning that the brain can be influenced, to the deepest degree of emotion, by radiofrequency, so that soon our emotions of "love" towards a person, most likely a political leader, will have been paid for by their campaign managers.

So I would bluntly say 'yes': the most valuable things, such as freedom, friendship, all that corny stuff, are "free", because they have already been paid for. Not because they are "oh so lulz precious values that can not (by design) be brought with money".

Sorry if I sound pessimist. I am just realist. But, on the bright side, this realism allows me to vote yes.

Avey
October 22nd, 2008, 08:16 AM
But without the money where will the family live, on the street?

And living on the street may be free but it's not the best thing in the world.

Aye, but that's down to opinion. Who cares if you're not living in a house so long as you have a loving family?

Angela
October 22nd, 2008, 08:38 AM
Aye, but that's down to opinion. Who cares if you're not living in a house so long as you have a loving family?
Tell me which would you pic, to admit that your wrong on this and live in cozy warm house, or be stubborn and resist and live unhappy on the cold streets, when I have kids I would never ever put them in the situation of living on the streets, I would rather give them away to relatives or a adoptive family;).


But I gotta say it's nice to see how many people have opinions on this:D and some of you even wrote a long argument to prove your point:D I think it's fun and nice to see that people can have descent conversation without arguing:D and almost 40 posts;)

Maria Santos
October 22nd, 2008, 08:52 AM
Lice are free. xD

I dont like freebies. I always pay for what I want. But sadly I can't always buy what I want, and it's cause I dont have the money :( Some things you just cant buy your way out of. Well maybe in Colombia yes :P

Idiot!
October 23rd, 2008, 02:40 AM
I am free. :P

At least the trees photosynthesise for free.

But most are no longer free when money was invented

Charizard EX
October 24th, 2008, 01:26 AM
NO WAY!!! That's something that'll never come true. You know what I always think: "To check if something is good or bad, You should know that if it is in less quantity or hard to get. That would be a good thing. And if it's everywhere and can easily be gotten, then It's a bad thing."

So, You all should try to think the same as me, You'll see I'm right. Without a doubt.

Konkat
October 24th, 2008, 02:29 AM
I'm never happy without a PC, so I'll say no... Then again I was sort of an orphan for quite a while so family doesn't figure in for me. Neither do friends, my friends and I pretty much loathe each other. Dungeons and Dragons is the only reason we still speak to each other. And D&D is not free, those books are expensive. xD

If you figure out family, then nothing in life is honestly free. You can't make friends as a kid without buying some hot new 'in' item. As an adult it seems you're not as 'good' as other people unless you have (again) some fancy new gadget. Not that gadgets aren't good, I'm as much of an end user as anyone else, I love all of my tech stuff and shiny baubles, but they certainly aren't free.

Some people don't require you to own things before they'll speak to you, but where does one meet such a person? Likely somewhere that expects you to have money. Nothing in life, or at least in most largely economic countries, is free. Nothing but sunshine, and flowers, and children's laughter and all that other hypothetically fulfilling yet largely unappreciated 'hippy stuff'. And seriously, they're finding ways to charge for that, too. And trust me, friends, hippy stuff, and family are all well and good, but I'd rather be entertained and lonely than loved and bored.

Guess I'm just a jerk like that.
(yeah, yeah, stfu and gtfo, right? xD)

Angela
October 24th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Lol would you look at that, the votes are so close to each other:D

No way http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 11 27.50% Yes they are http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 12 30.00% Maybe http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 11 27.50% Were are these free things I cant find them. http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 6 15.00%

Virtual Chatot
October 24th, 2008, 12:20 PM
If you're talking about stuff released under the GNU Public License, then yes.

( no, i'm not saying that Linux is better than Mac, but it comes close in my heart XD )

Lusankya
October 24th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Lol would you look at that, the votes are so close to each other:D

No way http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 11 27.50% Yes they are http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 12 30.00% Maybe http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 11 27.50% Were are these free things I cant find them. http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 6 15.00%
I voted for No Way, but now I wish I had voted Were Are These Free Things I Cant Find Them.

Bludycomicsinc
October 24th, 2008, 02:03 PM
Once I figure out how to get high-speed internet, HD television, food, clothing, and a house for free then I'll say yes.
Me too. I'm still searching for it.
This post is a lie.

I know. The cake is also a lie too.

Confuse
October 24th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Sure, for most things in life, you have to be in with the dead presidents. Can't live without food, water, or a place to call home.

And you'd lose every ounce of dignity you have without clothes.

That still leaves love, friendships, and imagination to exponentially grow throughout life without the cash. Is everything else you really want worth it? Just another question I ponder in my brain everyday.

Plus you can get those free samples at places like Sam's Club. Yummy. :)

Angela
October 25th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Sure, for most things in life, you have to be in with the dead presidents. Can't live without food, water, or a place to call home.

And you'd lose every ounce of dignity you have without clothes.

That still leaves love, friendships, and imagination to exponentially grow throughout life without the cash. Is everything else you really want worth it? Just another question I ponder in my brain everyday.

Plus you can get those free samples at places like Sam's Club. Yummy. :)

What is a sam's club????

Lol if you click the other chat main page and sort by replies then you can see that this threads is on the first page:D:D:D it's almost at the bottom, but were gonna keep this up aren't we

Sounds
October 25th, 2008, 06:34 AM
Nothing's free the way i see it.
u have to work hard for everything

Angela
October 25th, 2008, 06:35 AM
Nothing's free the way i see it.
u have to work hard for everything
I so totally agree with you, wow:D tied much?


No way http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar2-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 12 27.91% Yes they are http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar3-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 12 27.91% Maybe http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar4-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 12 27.91% Were are these free things I cant find them. http://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-l.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/images/templates/purpleblue/polls/bar5-r.gifhttp://www.pokecommunity.com/clear.gif 7 16.28%

Pokemaster1993
October 25th, 2008, 07:28 AM
O_O who would put best thing in life are not free?! gaminglagoon ftaw! you can get free thing from gaminglagoon w/o paying for them. <_<

Ruphire
October 25th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Well some things like if somebody loves you that's for free and it makes you happy. But if Pokemon Platinum came out and you bought it you would be happy too. So it's kind of 50 50

Angela
October 25th, 2008, 07:43 AM
O_O who would put best thing in life are not free?! gaminglagoon ftaw! you can get free thing from gaminglagoon w/o paying for them. <_<
Video games are not the best thing in life;)
Well some things like if somebody loves you that's for free and it makes you happy. But if Pokemon Platinum came out and you bought it you would be happy too. So it's kind of 50 50
Like the pol says it's almost 50 50.

Spearow
October 25th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Video games are not the best thing in life;).

Then what are the best things in life? It seems to me that none of the people who support the 'not free' side have been exactly clear on that point. :P

Konkat
October 25th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Then what are the best things in life? It seems to me that none of the people who support the 'not free' side have been exactly clear on that point. :P

Best things in life: Games, computers, food, clothes, bling, houses, electricity, trips to Vegas, microsoft products, music, trading cards, comics, polysided dice, pie... The list goes on and on...

Angela
October 25th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Then what are the best things in life? It seems to me that none of the people who support the 'not free' side have been exactly clear on that point. :P
It's materialistic things, that you buy with money:D