No. I just turned 21 and still have a lot of experiencing to do! Plus, I'm an INFJ and not very good with financial responsibility. I wouldn't trust myself to make the right decisions with the money, nor do I believe I'd have the self-discipline to follow through with the directions I set for myself with the $5m.
On the other hand, I would be forced to be with my crazy self for that year. And it's only a year. Maybe I'd actual practice mediation instead of procrastinate like I do in the comfort of my apartment. This could be a forced year of growth. *could be*
One big problem of prison is sex coercion, but I think people who are in prison on a assault and battery charge are respected by others prisoners. So it would not be a problem.
I'd still refuse the deal. My freedom still worth more and I prefer to use it to find a way to win 10 millions or even more.
Plus the money offered by the genie is just dollars, which is not trustable on long term, inflation is not taken into account, so as long as that money will still ruled by the FED on not alligned on the golden standard, I can't be sure it will be enough for the rest of my life.
I would refuse.
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E=60% S=55% T=70% P=80%
"I don't believe in guilt, I only believe in living on impulses"
"Stereotypes about personality and gender turn out to be fairly accurate: ... On the binary Myers-Briggs measure, the thinking-feeling breakdown is about 30/70 for women versus 60/40 for men." ~ Bryan Caplan
I wouldn't think too much about doing the time, but the long-term consequences of being a convict far exceed the short-term gain of the $5M.
Originally Posted by bologna
I'd do it for the life experience (the $5m helps matters too) unless it also goes on my permanent record.
I don't know how the law works where you guys live, but in CA, after a certain number of years of not getting arrested again, you can hire a lawyer to expunge your record, and then it'll be clean.
But then again, for five million bucks, you could buy like twenty new identities. Just make sure you don't get your fake I.D.'s from MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. They do shoddy work. The last time I went there to get a fake I.D., the dude comes back with an I.D. for me with a name on it something along the lines of 'Hyung Lee Pak'... I told him, "Bitch, do I look Korean to you?"