What is more important luxury or family?

Discuss the August 2017 Book of the Month The Expansion by Christoph Martin.

View The Expansion on Bookshelves

View The Expansion on Amazon (Free with Kindle Unlimited)
Post Reply
User avatar
Jan Moraa Onsomu
Posts: 66
Joined: 27 Jun 2017, 09:38
2017 Reading Goal: 5
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 260
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 9266">Kite Runner</a>
Currently Reading: Raven's Peak
Bookshelf Size: 30
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jan-moraa-onsomu.html
Latest Review: "The 11.05 Murders" by Brian O'Hare

Re: What is more important luxury or family?

Post by Jan Moraa Onsomu » 11 Sep 2017, 09:56

Family is more important bacause if I had all the luxury in the world with nobody dear to me to share it with, it would be quite pointless.
But truly, you wish both would balance out nicely!
Latest Review: "The 11.05 Murders" by Brian O'Hare

Shrebarsa
Posts: 26
Joined: 06 Sep 2017, 10:39
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shrebarsa.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Shrebarsa » 12 Sep 2017, 22:10

Family is the biggest luxury. I choose family over luxury.

adinamurariu
Posts: 34
Joined: 29 Jun 2017, 11:43
Currently Reading: Strong Heart
Bookshelf Size: 29
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-adinamurariu.html
Latest Review: "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" by William Combs

Post by adinamurariu » 13 Sep 2017, 13:48

They are both important, and I THINK there are ways to have them all. The problem is when we do not appreciate what we have, and always want more.
Latest Review: "Who Told You That You Were Naked?" by William Combs

Abayomi2060
Posts: 120
Joined: 22 Jun 2017, 06:48
2018 Reading Goal: 10
2017 Reading Goal: 15
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 10
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 26
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-abayomi2060.html
Latest Review: Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post by Abayomi2060 » 13 Sep 2017, 15:05

I'd choose family. What's the use of having everything with no one to share it with?

User avatar
Zelinda
Posts: 238
Joined: 12 Jul 2017, 09:51
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 102
Favorite Book: The Swallow
Currently Reading: Of Illusions and Inkwells
Bookshelf Size: 691
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-zelinda.html
Latest Review: The Girl Who Knew da Vinci by Belle Ami
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by Zelinda » 13 Sep 2017, 21:44

hsimone wrote:Family, of course. I would be surprised if someone would choose luxury over family.
Some people do though. They may even be in one's own family. Starts slow; then distance builds up. Before you know it, you've lost them. Or they've lost you.

-- 13 Sep 2017, 22:48 --

Family. And I don't just mean nuclear family, although they are part of it. In my networks of friends and associates, faith travelers, justice-seekers and 12-steppers I have found family. I don't know how I could have anywhere near the riches I have without them, so if you define money as riches, then I have both!
“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”
― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

Marie Kala
Posts: 31
Joined: 11 Sep 2017, 08:36
2017 Reading Goal: 125
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 44
Currently Reading: The Mirror Thief
Bookshelf Size: 69

Post by Marie Kala » 14 Sep 2017, 09:08

For me, family. I think that it is better to be rich in love than in gold!

User avatar
Belynda White
Posts: 309
Joined: 15 May 2017, 19:35
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal: 40
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 0
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 42
Favorite Book: <a href="http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/shelve ... 8">Destiny Revisited</a>
Currently Reading: What Lies Within
Bookshelf Size: 48
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-belynda-white.html
Latest Review: "Heartaches" by H.M. Irwing
Reading Device: 1400697484

Post by Belynda White » 14 Sep 2017, 16:18

I wish I can pick both but at this stage of my life, I've come to realize that family is everything.
Most times, I fall flat on my face. But never do I remain on the floor; I rise again.
Latest Review: "Heartaches" by H.M. Irwing

User avatar
dauntlesswitch
Posts: 91
Joined: 31 Aug 2017, 05:29
Bookshelf Size: 101
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-dauntlesswitch.html
Latest Review: "The Elf Coup - Book Three of the Magi Charter" by Jordan David
Reading Device: B01M9IIPZ8

Post by dauntlesswitch » 16 Sep 2017, 01:53

Family will always come first.
Latest Review: "The Elf Coup - Book Three of the Magi Charter" by Jordan David

User avatar
Ana Njeri
Posts: 179
Joined: 28 Jun 2017, 04:31
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 4
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 46
Currently Reading: And Then I Met Margaret
Bookshelf Size: 43
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ana-njeri.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base

Post by Ana Njeri » 17 Sep 2017, 02:49

Having my family helping each other out. Luxuries fade away with time. And when they are all fine what are you left with? Family
A ship is safe in the harbor but that's not what ships are for. So be the person outside the box, get out of your comfort zone, that's the person you want to be.

Maulyne
Posts: 155
Joined: 10 Jul 2017, 01:02
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 28
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 55
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 101
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-maulyne.html
Latest Review: Small Change by Keddie Hughes

Post by Maulyne » 17 Sep 2017, 13:41

I pick family. luxury can never give you the love and happiness that you would feel with family.luxury is something that comes and goes.
luxury though lost can be replaced but with family nothing can never be substituted with .Its the only one you have and once you loose no replacement.

User avatar
Sasha Walker
Posts: 56
Joined: 20 Jul 2017, 19:03
2017 Reading Goal: 20
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 60
Currently Reading: The Lies of Locke Lamora
Bookshelf Size: 35
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sasha-walker.html
Latest Review: Marrying a Playboy Billionaire by H M Irwing

Post by Sasha Walker » 17 Sep 2017, 14:00

To choose between luxury and family, I think a little context is required. If I were to choose family, I would have to ask myself which family? Is it the family that I was raised by? The family that I have made for myself (husband, children, etc.)? Or the family of friends who have helped shape me as a person?
For each person the answer to the question of luxury or family will change. For me personally I would have to say that the family I have created for myself would triumph over luxury every time. (The time I get to spend with my family IS a luxury.)
In terms of material luxury, I don't know whether I would opt for it over the family that raised me. Even though having a yacht would be far better than listening to political jousting at every Thanksgiving.

User avatar
BookWorm1810
Posts: 5
Joined: 16 Sep 2017, 16:14
Currently Reading: Before I Fall
Bookshelf Size: 9

Post by BookWorm1810 » 17 Sep 2017, 14:02

In my opinion, family is much more important than all the luxury in the world. Family will love you and take care of you no matter what. With family, they will stick with you forever, but luxury could disappear in an instant. Even though luxury may seem more appealing at times, family will always be by your side.

User avatar
mumoscar
Posts: 322
Joined: 14 Jul 2017, 01:08
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 3
Currently Reading: The Sword Swallower and a Chico Kid
Bookshelf Size: 49
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-mumoscar.html
Latest Review: His Name is Jacob Harris by J.J. McFarland
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by mumoscar » 18 Sep 2017, 04:46

Unfortunately many treasurer luxury than family however, I believe family should be first. Luxuries come and go but will remain.

User avatar
DeboraSilva
Posts: 36
Joined: 09 Sep 2017, 14:34
2017 Reading Goal: 25
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 60
Currently Reading: The Ask and the Answer
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-deborasilva.html
Latest Review: "Raven's Peak" by Lincoln Cole

Post by DeboraSilva » 18 Sep 2017, 04:57

For me family is more important, humans are social creatures and being alone while having luxury seems something that I wouldn't enjoy.
Latest Review: "Raven's Peak" by Lincoln Cole

Karen0823
Posts: 56
Joined: 01 Sep 2017, 11:50
2017 Reading Goal: 25
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 64
Bookshelf Size: 18
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-karen0823.html
Latest Review: "From Drift to SHIFT" by Jody B. Miller

Post by Karen0823 » 18 Sep 2017, 15:54

I know of some who have picked luxury, or money, over family. Sometimes family can let you down so these people might have their own reasons. Personally, I believe a life of luxury but no family would be empty. Even if the family you have may not be the best.
Latest Review: "From Drift to SHIFT" by Jody B. Miller

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "The Expansion" by by Christoph Martin”