I would much rather be a merchant because the peasants never got paid. If I were a merchant I would get paid for basically doing nothing! Its the easiest way out in my opinion.
Sela I get what your saying but it would so much cooler farming and doing something with your time. Also you might become a ninja if your in the right time period in Japan.
I agree with you because you would get a lot of money. The peasants also do not get a lot of money. I would rather be a merchant too.
This is exactly what I'm saying!!! You get paid for not doing anything, that's so easy!! Merchants actually got money too, unlike peasants who worked. It's really unfair, but sometimes things are like that.
I agree with Rylee because being a merchant is an easy job and you don't have to work. You get paid for doing nothing.
I totally agree with you because it is the easiest out of the options. All you basically have to do is trade. Basically you just get free money.
I agree with sela
Merchant or peasant you would get paid. Peasants do get paid but very little. I dont think its fair that merchants get paid for doing nothing and peasants get paid less than merchants for working for hours and hours.
I agree with you Sela.I did not think about how the peasants never got paid.
I would rather be a peasant. I think this because I would become a ninja. I´m not saying that I would like to kill someone. BUT, it would be cool to sneak around at night. Also I would rather farm then buy and sell the goods from the peasants as the merchants did. So I would like to be a peasant.
I agree with you because being a ninja is amazing. And sneaking around at night it's more amazing. Also farming is a lot better than trying to convince people to buy your food.
I would rather be a merchant because they gain a lot more money. Even though they are at the bottom of the feudal pyramid they are still rich. You also do not have to do a lot of work and still gain more money than farmers. I would rather be a merchant.
I totally forgot about that. In that case I would be a merchant. If you were a merchant wouldn't you feel guilty though that your getting paid for somebody's work that is not yours? Anyways it would gain you a little more respect than the peasants.
Think of all the sits you get to see. Witch would be awsome.
I would rather be a merchant because they travel a lot and I love to travel. Merchants get more money then the peasants.
Also, it is really unfair but that is how life was like way back then.
I would rather be a merchant. Merchants would have more wealth than peasants. I would get more money for trading, rather than hard labor.
I would be a peasant because I would be a ninja. I also like to make food. Based on our simulation at school I also get to steal my own food.
I would definitely be a merchant. Who doesn't want to get paid for doing nothing???!!! Also the peasants never got paid, they just got protection by giving the samurai food. They had to work to get protection, the merchants didn't do any work and I think they still got protection. Even though choosing the merchants may be wrong because they were really unfair, I would still choose them.
Yes but you would have to get the things you need to sell and you would be traveling a lot. You will not have a warrior or samurai to protect you when a robber our theith comes along your path.
I agree, you would basically get paid for doing nothing but trading. It is better than working out in the fields for only a small amount of money.
Yes I have to agree with you.Everybody else mostly does as well instead of working in a hot cornfield.You could be at your mansion drinking smoothies for FREE!
WITH AIR CONDITION
I agree with you because working in the hot sun ALL day is n o t worth no pay. At least when being a merchant you could get super rich while just doing nothing!
I would rather by a peasant because you would get to work at your own time.You would also have a chase to become a ninja I am not saying that would happen but it could.And peasant are above merchant in the feudal system so that means they are in a higher social rank (Peasents are higher)
Life of a peasant = hard work, long hours, and little money....NO THANKS. Yes, peasants get more respect and they are seen as higher on the social ladder. But in all honesty, I much rather do little work and profit from the hard work of others. Yes this might be seen as greedy or lazy, but while you are doing back breaking labor I am going to be sitting back in my comfortable chair watching YOU, the peasant, sweat and make me the money I need to carry on this lavish lifestyle.
I would rather be a peasant because I will be a ninja at night. I know that mercgant get more money than peasant but it is better growing crops than just sell food. I I know that ninjas killed people and that is bad. But fighting and being secret sounds awesome and amazing.
Good idea i did not think of that i might want to change because i would want to be a ninja too! I would actualy want that too.
Yes you will be a ninja but do you get money no. And If they fined you you are dead
i would rather be a merchant because you would get to go on wonderful ( or deadly ) adventures and find new inventions. I am not worried about the money but that is one reason you would ha ve a lot of money but i like adventure!
Well in the end only 2 people wanted to be a peasant.When you can make 10 times the amount of the peasant.Also you could still have protection by the samurai.Also you buy protection and some people say merchants were parasites.Well you could buy respect
i would want to be a merchan becuase you really don't have to do that much work and you get alot of money and when you make wepons you can keep some if invaders come and try to kill your family and your goat garry and antoer reason is becuase there not as bad as peasents becuase peasents are people that no one cares about at all becuase they don't get wepons unless they make them but they probably would be really bad wepons and no one would probably pay them and they should just stay to making wheat and that is the reason i would rather be a merchant then a pesaent
I would rather be a merchant so I can bring the weapons to the samuri.Then i can get rice in change.So that way i can pay back the artisans.
i agree with you kj if you were a merchant you could pay or soilders and respect so then you would at least not be as bad as peasents and not a paisite
I wound be a merchant. I think this because I like to see the world.
I want to see all of the culture in the world to.
I would rather be a merchant cuz I can have more time to explore
I would be a peasant. I would be a peasant becausethey are important to feudal society. Peasants are mostly farmers and they grow the food for everyone above them in the feudal pyramid.
I would rather be a merchant.For one reason if I were a merchant I would make more money than the peasants and probably more money than the samurai to.Another reason that I would rather be a merchant is you are making money off of the peasants and you don't have to do anything.
I can't pick because their f their both Bad job's. But I guess a Merchen because they make more money by doing nothing
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