Poll: $500M in Cash with Tinnitus or Your Current Financial Situation without Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sarah Perry, Oct 19, 2018.

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Which would you choose?

  1. $500M in cash, tinnitus staying for life

  2. Current financial situation as is, tinnitus permanently gone

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    1. Sarah Perry

      Sarah Perry Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Tmj related
      Which would you choose?
      • $500M in cash, but your tinnitus would remain as is for the rest of your life
      • Your current financial situation as is, but your tinnitus permanently gone
       
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    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      I would take the 500 million. Use 400 million to develop a cure for tinnitus and other diseases and then use 99 million to spread awareness of Bible prophecies that prove the Bible is 100% true and keep the last 1 million for my retirement.
       
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    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      You can't use money to prove something or even disprove it, only investigate unbiasedly.
       
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    4. Bam

      Bam Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/stress
      Are you kidding me?!? If I won the lottery tomorrow I wouldn’t even celebrate for a second. It would be an entirely hollow experience. If this condition doesn’t prove that health is the most valuable thing you have then clearly you don’t have it bad enough.
       
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    5. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      500 million then dump it out a helicopter flying over LA yeah!
       
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    6. Manny
      Question it

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      I clicked the second option before I even read it.
      Also if we're in fantasy land how about we get rid of my hearing loss too thanks. Also fries and a Coke.
       
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    7. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Ok fair enough. Only proofs are in maths. I would raise awareness of the amazing evidence that the prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse correctly describe the rise and fall of all world empires from neo Babylon through to today. Isaac Newton tried to do the same thing in his book entitled "Daniel and the Apocalypse".

      In this book he states it is so obvious that if you explain these prophecies to any rationally minded person that they would certainly accept the Bible as true and come to know the Lord Jesus Christ.
       
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    8. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Are you serious or trolling? Just curious.
       
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    9. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      Well, if I could just win the current Mega Millions haul of over $1B, or the Powerball which is closing in on $500M, then I would know what it feels like, and I could make a more educated guess as to my preference. Universe, are you listening??? -- In all seriousness however, I'd take silence over any amount of money in a heartbeat.
       
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    10. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
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    11. marc 1974 london

      marc 1974 london Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      8
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise i think ? stress
      Why Los Angeles? They are loaded anyway I thought? Not that I know America other than Disney.
       
    12. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I also wondered about that. Either way, religious scriptures and wacko conspiracy theories have no place in this discussion.
       
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    13. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      LA is not exclusively inhabited by the rich. The poverty rate is higher than average in the U.S. at 19.5 percent and it’s a very high cost of living area. Though out of curiosity I checked the poverty rate in London and it’s 27 percent. @coffee_girl should do a multi-city money drop with her hypothetical money. :)

      Make sure you wear ear protection when you’re dumping that cash! :LOL:
       
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    14. Emperor-Drax

      Emperor-Drax Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud bang on metal with a mallet
      Didn't anyone else see that movie Falling Down? I know it's 25 years old, but I doubt much has changed.
       
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    15. marc 1974 london

      marc 1974 london Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      8
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise i think ? stress
      Excellent film.
       
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    16. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      “Well, maybe if you wrote it in f**king English, I could f**king understand it.”

      What a quote :ROFL:
       
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    17. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      BAM - my man!
      Absolutely spot on - as always!

      You write as I think.
      We are both totally sincere, genuine, severe sufferers buddy.
      I so wish we were anything but,
      but we have no ‘F***ing choice in the matter do we.

      Oh to be complete - silent - hearing - human beings once again.

      Love
      Dave x
      Jazzer
       
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    18. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Why do you find this to be appealing?

      If someone where to pay me half a billion USD to endure T, I would certainly feel much better about having T.
       
    19. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Wouldn't it make you feel better to give the money to the hard-working people (otherwise they wouldn't be "loaded", right?), than to give it to the people who never bothered to get educated or never bothered to help others (by being gainfully employed)?
       
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    20. Red
      Crappy

      Red Member

      Location:
      Northeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      "You know who could really use some extra cash? People who are already loaded!" -Tinnitus Talk, 2018

      TIL I also learned from our loving community that if you don't have a lot of money, you aren't hardworking and are uneducated. If you're working class or below your story is all the same! Your suffering is all your fault! You deserve your place and will receive no help because you are lazy and dumb...

      ...on a support forum, about an invisible disability, where some cannot work and others are job restricted, where est. 30% of us don't have enough money to donate to research.

      ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
       
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    21. Alex Matyjasek
      Not amused

      Alex Matyjasek Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      8 September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? Who knows...
      I would spend 499 million in treating my tinnitus and spend 1 million on a fantastic amazing night out. If you don't look after yourself, who will? (Selfish)
       
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    22. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
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    23. John Doe

      John Doe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      elektronik musik
      the government will want to take a good amount of that 500M, I'm sure.
       
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    24. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      I would buy my parents a big house, I would donate a large chunk to the orphanages in my country, I will buy my puppy a big house just for her =]. I will also buy my maid a washer/dryer pamphlet because she keeps washing all my clothes by hand and it is making them like cardboard.
       
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    25. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The question is not about "who could really use the cash" - the question is about who had earned the right to have the cash. By definition it is the people who had actually earned some cash of their own. So any extra cash ought to go to them. If they think that they don't need any more cash, they can always donate it to whoever they want.
      You earn money by generating value (=helping the people who trade with you, as they get more from the transaction than what they pay you). So your lifetime earnings measure your lifetime contribution. I guess this approach to measuring one's contribution ignores the things like unpaid work around the house, but surely this would not account for a significant amount. Besides, most of the people who work (and have a good income) perform the same chores, so most of it will cancel out.
      Something like 10% of the population have an intelligence that won't allow them to get a good education. They never had a choice - it is very tragic. If someone is not part of that group, and lives in a country like the United States, I don't see what excuse they have. In the United States, you can borrow the money for your education (so lack of money is not a good excuse). You can also get an education as a mature student (so being dumb when one is young is not a good excuse). What other excuses are there? And c'mon - the students are enjoying themselves and their youth, without thinking about their future - THAT is the most common reason for people not doing well and for most of that misery. They traded their future for that fun - it was their choice.

      Nobody said they were dumb or lazy. They made some choices that must have been right for them, but now that they made that choice, it is very unfair when they turn around and try to force the people who paid for their future with their youth to do favours for them. Am I going to get my youth back? No. I am ok with that, but if they get some future at my expense (even after they chose not to have a future), that is profoundly unfair To ME. Can you see where I am coming from?
       
    26. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My original comment had to do with throwing money out of a helicopter over a bad neighbourhood.
       
    27. Lex
      Blah

      Lex Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad decisions
      Not only would I forego 500 million dollars, but I would give up all my money right now plus 10 years shaved off my life if it meant I'd have healthy hearing again, even if the remaining time I would have left after deducting 10 years is a year, month, week, or day. I could so so much in a day with healthy hearing. I would cherish it, and I would die content and probably even happy.
       
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    28. Wolfears

      Wolfears Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 20/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely accoustic trauma
      A true sufferer would give anything for the torture to stop... what good is all the money if you can't enjoy any of it?
       
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    29. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      What good would the money be if you couldn’t enjoy it? I suppose it would be good for blowing your nose and drying your tears with $100 bills when you get a spike or increase in volume, as we know there’s no guarantee that your tinnitus won’t increase no matter how cautious you are being.

      There is a lot of good that amount of money good do for people but I would take having my tinnitus completely gone.
       
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