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Poll: To you, what's most important in life?
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Susanna Martoni  Identity Verified
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No doubts at all Aug 7, 2011

Family.

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Karin.  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 7, 2011

For me there are two most important things: health and family.

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A. Petrunova
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My health Aug 7, 2011

Obviously, my health would be most important. Then comes family and then comes everything else.

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Teresa Borges
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Work/career Aug 7, 2011

I opted, reluctantly, for work/career, but, honestly, without my work, I wouldn’t be able to raise my family (I’m a single mother of three, they're all adults now and out of the nest...), entertain my friends, feed my pets and enjoy my hobbies...

[Edited at 2011-08-07 08:38 GMT]


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Oriol Vives  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 7, 2011

As it is, of course, a combination of the above.

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xxxInterlangue
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Other Aug 7, 2011

Happiness and thus (self-)accomplishment in whatever field(s) you deem important. They may be on equal level: can you be happy if you are successful in your career but a total failure family-wise? Can you be happy when you are permanently frustrated with your professional or your private life, etc.?

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Ashutosh Mitra  Identity Verified
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FAMILY........... Aug 7, 2011

From the bottom of my heart.......

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Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
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Food Aug 7, 2011

Glorious food. Eaten among family and friends after a good day's translating.

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Gilla Evans  Identity Verified
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other Aug 7, 2011

That elusive thing: a good balance between all these vital things.

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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Money Aug 7, 2011

Money never sleeps.
The amount of money you have determines how you live.
If you have a certain amount, you don't have to work for money anymore, money works for you and allows you to live a normal life. No jet-set life, but have a normal house without having to worry about a mortgage, have a German quality car, travel, learn other languages (intensive language course are costly) and do whatever you want.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Other Aug 7, 2011

Interlangue wrote:

Happiness and thus (self-)accomplishment in whatever field(s) you deem important. They may be on equal level: can you be happy if you are successful in your career but a total failure family-wise? Can you be happy when you are permanently frustrated with your professional or your private life, etc.?


My thoughts exactly. Good health is also an important factor.
Having to choose only one, is like having to choose between which one of your eyes is more important.

In an ideal world there would be a well balanced combination.


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Karen Sughyan  Identity Verified
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Happiness Aug 7, 2011

Happiness regardless of where it comes from

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Erika Pilar Pancella
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no doubts Aug 7, 2011

My sweet little 4-month-old daughter!

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Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
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1 MUNDO Aug 7, 2011

"One world" is what my license plate says, and what's most important to me is to play my infinitesimal and flawed part in inching the planet and all inabiting it toward health and peace. All the other items on the list are important to me as a means toward making some small but helpful difference.

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