Date: Saturday May 9th 2015
Participants (from 11 countries):
Pakistan: Kashee | USA: Rick | Egypt: Ibrahim | Hong Kong: Selly | China: Alina, Miranda | Argentina: Johny | Iran: Rojhano | India: Sunita | Tunisia: Amine, Marwa | Albania: Daylight | Indonesia: Alifiah
Team A: (Yes) Kashee, Rick
Team B: (No) Ibrahim, Selly, Alina
Team C: (On the fence) Johny, Rojhano, Sunita, Amine
Others that joined the call later: Daylight, Alifiah, Miranda
Team A Summary:
- Having money would give you more opportunities to succeed
- The more money you have, the more opportunities to help people and to support people’s goals
- A member pointed out that Bill Gates is an example of wealth helping and reaching out more to people
- Without money, you can’t study abroad nor travel to make business be successful
- It makes it very hard to get a good education without money
- Money is an important factor to get things in this life. Everything requires money
Team B Summary:
- Money cannot buy everything and success does not necessarily mean money. Success could mean a different thing depending on the person
- Even though money can give you opportunity, you can still be successful in helping others with very little money
- Many people that have a lot of money are not happy, and happiness to them means other things, family, charitable causes, life balance, wellness, education etc.
- Many other things can make a person successful, communication skills, relationships, hard work ethics etc.
- Sometimes people will learn the hardest way, about what truly defines success and happiness both
Team C Results/Summary:
- Amine= B
- Johny= B
Team B won the debate
- Many criteria to measure success and it is a relative concept
- Is success at any price worth it?
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