Sometimes, one tweet has the power to cause countless arguments, and that's exactly what @profitwithant did when he explained that dinner with Jay-Z would be worth more than $500,000 in cold, hard cash.
The debate is one that comes around every so often, and essentially boils down to short-term versus long-term success (of course, there's a lot of long-term success you can achieve with $500k).
As the tweet explains, Jay-Z would theoretically be able to pass on "knowledge & expertise" and give people "the blueprint on being wealthy and successful". Sounds great, right?
I’ll explain since most can’t comprehend
Dinner with Jay-Z is the better option over $500K because of the knowledge & expertise he has. He’ll give you the blueprint on being wealthy and successful. His knowledge will be worth more long term than the short term $500K.
— Side Hustle King 👨🏽💻💰 (@profitwithant) September 3, 2021
Of course, people had some opinions on this - especially given $500k is a lot of money... Personally, we're taking the $500k every day of the week - sorry Jay-Z.
We've collected some of the best responses to the prompt to help you try and make up your own mind on what you'd do. There's no easy answer (at least for some people), so hopefully this helps.
Well, we have always wondered about the Z...
*dinner with Jay-Z*
Me: so what does the Z stand for
Jay-Z: check please
— gröøvy (@allgroovydude) September 7, 2021
***dinner with Jay-Z*
Me: so when you’re in England, do people call you Jay-zed?
Jay-Z: waiter, can I get our bill please?
— maazi. (@rsvptemple) September 7, 2021
What if he starts rapping at dinner?
[at the dinner with Jay-Z I gave up $500k for]
Jay-Z: Sasquatch, Godzilla
me, copying it down: uh huh
Jay-Z: King Kong, Loch ness
me: oh wow
Jay-Z: goblin, ghoul, a zombie with no conscience
me: Jay-Z please slow down https://t.co/XwD75AZUOw
— noah (@pantlesstrapeze) September 4, 2021
If you're choosing the dinner, this comic makes for uncomfortable viewing.
This is NOT how the dinner with Jay-Z was supposed to go 😂 pic.twitter.com/Bb0MKUMVlA
— Side Hustle King 👨🏽💻💰 (@profitwithant) September 7, 2021
Who says Jay-Z hasn't been in the same position?
"Jay-Z, how do I become rich like you?"
"Well, when I was young, I was given the choice between $500k and dinner with a famous musician. Obviously I went with the $500k..."
— the twink with no name (@postingtwink) September 3, 2021
This is forbidden knowledge.
*Dinner with Jay-Z*
Me: So what WERE the 99 problems?
Jay-Z: Check please
— G (@g_had13) September 7, 2021
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Is this allowed?
Showing up to the dinner with Jay-Z and only ordering soup so that he owes me another meal
— jack (@cooldudecentral) September 6, 2021