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Question: You finish watching an anime and discover there's a manga that continues further with the story. Do you...
Start the manga from the beginning - votes: 2509 (66.4%)
Start the manga from where the anime ends - votes: 1119 (29.6%)
Not read the manga - votes: 148 (3.9%)
There were 3776 total votes.
The poll ended: August 15th 2020
Gotta read what the anime skipped, right?
» Transdude1996 on August 15th, 2020, 4:05am
» Trimutius on August 15th, 2020, 4:57am
» kurotaito on August 15th, 2020, 5:37am
The mental fix for either of them are the same so none should really weigh more. I know the physical troubles cause by them (or any situation) can be very different, so it can be harder to think they have the same weight when the physical baggage is different.
» calstine on August 15th, 2020, 5:48am
» residentgrigo on August 15th, 2020, 2:34pm
Never have had at all is worse. Go and read Sandman issue 13: “Men of Good Fortune” to find out why. You don´t even need context for it to work. Mostly.
It is also adapted in the new audio drama in full.
» mikako17 on August 15th, 2020, 8:36pm
» HikaruYami on August 16th, 2020, 5:22pm
Anyway, my real answer would be "It Depends", because I feel like with things like love and family it's better to have had, experiencing the feelings of loss when your family dies is a healthy part of living.
Meanwhile on the topic of wealth, it's honestly better to live right at the poverty line your whole life than to go from a millionaire to lower middle class. Obviously the worst situation is literally starving and being completely homeless because you're far below the poverty line, but people seem to be a LOT better off at living paycheck to paycheck and barely making ends' meet if they have no idea what it's like to... not live that way. I'm a well-paid software engineer at the moment and I can't even imagine how miserable I'd be to lose everything. I don't even keep most of my money in index funds because of my paranoia (though I plan to invest if the market crashes again).
So yeah, my real answer is that it's worse to Never have had at all, *except* on the topic of wealth.
Edit: and from the replies in this thread, roughly half of the people made the same mistake as we did... but then still didn't notice the mistake even after voting and commenting. transdude and otakuch both answered in such a way that implies that they are still reading the question wrong. lambchopsil: if you're going to have a poll worded differently than usual, at least make it one that people don't have to think about before answering! I think the thinking time is what's really making us forget the question before voting.
» dreamer00013 on August 16th, 2020, 5:49pm
Except wealth. You are absolutely right on that point.
» Otakuch on August 15th, 2020, 11:53pm
» Unknown on August 15th, 2020, 11:53pm
» zarlan on August 18th, 2020, 12:37pm
It's good to grow up with proper nutrition, stimulation, exercise, education etc ...so having had at least a comfortable level (not growing up with a very high level, would be best, IMO), would be best. I'd say not having had wealth is fine, but having been poor isn't.
Granted, there are negatives of having had a decent economic level, and then losing it (compared to always having been poor), but they're mostly short-term.
You adjust and adapt.
Having had, and lost, wealth and/or status is better than never having had it
Opportunity? It's obviously better to have had, and then lost, isn't it?
...but love, family, friends...
The loss of those, is far more serious.
It kinda depends, I suppose, but I lean towards "having had and lost", as being worse.
Though I'd say that there should be yet another option, that I'd say is the real worst option:
Having thought you had, but then realise it was all a lie.
All those great friends of yours?
They were never your friends.
They said they were, and mostly acted (to your face) like they were, never actually had any feelings of friendship or respect towards you.
And then your eyes are opened to this fact, and you see that you have no friends
....nor do you have any ability to trust anyone, any more.
» hkanz on August 18th, 2020, 2:05pm
The exception for me would be romantic love. I don’t date anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
» mallika23 on August 19th, 2020, 1:22pm
My answer is both. I imagine this something as love, family, friendship, and such.
If I never had those somethings, isn't it really worse? Not growing up in love, or never experience any kind of love is sad and lonely, in my opinion. I learned this from fictions, either it was novel or manga. I remembered character like Voldemort though. This might be generalizing and full of bias, but it's just what I think.
On the other hand, if I had it and lost it, of course I would be devastated too. My pa was sick for a year. He's still going on for treatment. I'm not really close to him and sometimes I did get annoyed because of him, but I can't imagine loosing one of my direct and closest family member someday.