I think when the dude wakes you up would play a big part in this too... If he's essentially my alarm clock and wakes me up when I actually want to get up, it's not so bad. On the other hand, if he's randomly booting me awake at absurd hours of the night/morning, that makes it a much worse proposition still.
Either way, I probably wouldn't take the deal. I don't even spend all of what little money I make now... although never having to worry about financial stability would be nice too.
Mooncat Germany. October 21 2010 07:32. Posts 1228
Does no permanent damage only mean that your functionality won't be restricted or also that the pain will be gone after a few minutes? Because I could imagine that if you get kicked in the balls hard three times a day, your balls will basically hurt 24/7, even if they still function perfectly.
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EdSlyB Portugal. October 21 2010 07:33. Posts 1620
On October 21 2010 07:28 Ruthless wrote: I love these masked question about money or happiness. People looking for loopholes in the rules are missing the point. Would have unlimited money and everything you want be worth the physical discomfort
Taking this question in principle as you suggest, I probably wouldn't do it.
However, speaking practically, your balls would quickly desensitize to these kicks and it wouldn't be so bad after the first month or so. Under this realistic assumption I would take the money.
I do, however, think that labeling these questions as "money vs happiness" is misleading as money does buy some degree of happiness. It's more a gauge of how deeply you believe unlimited money would improve your life and make you happy.
EchOne United States. October 21 2010 07:35. Posts 2421
Absolutely. 3 instances of pain are momentary compared to 8 or more hours of drudgery. Even if I were a total pussy I wouldn't be writhing in pain for more than an hour a day at most. And then, I'd be able to spend the rest of my life doing whatever the fuck I wanted to do. With smart money management I'd even be able to provide for my family for at least as long as I'm alive.
Though it would severely hamper my chances at being successful at anything since a crotch-kick interrupt can seriously destroy anyone's game, be it with women, sports, research, what-have-you. I certainly wouldn't place in any game tournaments if I got crotch-kicked-out constantly. Still, the sheer amount of money opens doors that would be inaccessible normally.
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ibreakurface United States. October 21 2010 07:37. Posts 617
On October 22 2007 08:42 Hot_Bid wrote: well that's easy, how much is the value of someone kicking you very hard in the balls without them being permanently damaged?
if you live another 50 years, this amounts to roughly $9000 per kick in the balls. even factoring the randomness of the kick (its more hurtful since you can't really prepare yourself against it), i think many people would take $9000 for a kick in the balls, provided they know there won't be permanent damage.
and that's if EACH KICK gives you $9000. If you get the $500million up front, it's a really easy decision, because the rest of your life you can spend having so much fun that it easily outweighs the inconvenience of the ball-kicking, which you would probably get used to after a few years.
I don't you ever get used to getting kicked in the balls.
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See i was thinking about this the fact is if it was completly random then you would be in constant danger not just of being kicked in the balls but if you were doing any think with machinery and also it would be REALLY weird to just keel over in pain at random times in the day. People would think your insane.
With the random kicking in the balls you would not be able to drive a car until after you had your three kicks. It would mean your would have to live your life not being able to do anything dangerous : ( And that would kinda suck But if there was a condition that it would not put me in mortal danger i would do it.
I could get used to it as bad as that sounds and I would pay for lessons from Shaloin monks on how to draw my balls back in my body at all times :D lololol
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ApoNow Luxembourg. October 21 2010 07:39. Posts 98
On October 21 2010 07:27 Gorguts wrote: Oh go bullshit somewhere else White Knights.
I'd be a White Knight if I'd donate 100% of the money, but alas I wouldn't take the whole sum simply because I am too afraid of the consequences for MY life, not because I implicitly want to help poor people. Not really the concept of a White Knight, right? Though I'd love to be seen as a real White Knight, I unfortunately am not
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Ab0miNaTioN_BoB United States. October 21 2010 07:39. Posts 102
I had a high school friend, sort of, that was my ball-tap rival. Every moment we could, we'd kick each other in the balls or just fist each other in the balls. We even had gym class together. While the smelly jocks played and the nerds had fun, we were strategically planning the next moment to smash our fist into one another's pelvic pillows.
And every single night I had to check to make sure I wasn't sterile. It makes me happy to imagine he did too, at the same time. Like we were in the bathroom together looking out the window at the full moon just reminiscing about the pain our balls felt that day in harmony. And in unison, we stroked for the sole purpose of making sure we could reach fatherhood.
He eventually accomplished great things with his balls. He became a ladies man, has a job, attends college. Uses his balls often I assume. I'm stuck in my house using them in accordance to inappropriate things and tissues. Oh, how stray similar lives can become.
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Uncultured United States. October 21 2010 07:51. Posts 1229
I wouldn't mind, I'd probably gain resistance to it after a while. Plus no permanent damage. I'd be set for the rest of my life, and if I ever got made into a video game character, I'd have the stat +75 to testicle damage resistance.