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Powerball ticket worth $338 million sold in N.J.

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Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

Intelligence is genetic?

It's one component and a factor.


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    Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

    It's one component and a factor.

    So is potato chips and candy bars.

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      Well to be fair, the odds are clearly posted for the lottery. And to be honest, if you are feeling sadness, your daughter is right in suggesting you do not play. Perhaps you need to seek hope elsewhere. God helps those who help themselves. I guess I am too practical, because when someone tells me they are unhappy about this or that, I ask what they have done to make a change. If you are unhappy with your job (or anything), how many hours have you spent trying to change things? I think we all have had jobs or situations we did not like, and when I did, I spent a year toughing it out and researching other opportunities and was able to make a big move. But I never expected the lottery or God to fix things. God gave me (and you) a mind and intelligence to figure things out and until you view yourself in a positive manner, nothing will likely change for you. I am not trying to be mean, but I think you place way too much hope in the lottery and I am concerned for you personally. I really hope you can talk to someone with expertise in these issues.

      I Agree! remember shy you must play the lottery for fun, when it stops being fun then maybe you should stop playing for awhile. I have read where several winners have stopped playing becaue they weren't winning then started playing again and won. I will try to find some links for you.

      Please stay positive an don't be discouraged I know it's hard your time will.

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        Posted: March 24, 2013, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        So is potato chips and candy bars.

        The old nature vs nurture. Both are factors.

        Some people are born more intelligent and destined to be taller and better looking.  Big Grin

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          Kumo, I get the context of what you are trying to describe but I respectfully disagree.

          The truth is... Not just "anyone" has the ability to move up the ladder of success. A lot depends on where you were born, to whom you were born and the resources provided to you. Success in life be it wealth, job, school, marriage depends A LOT on who you know (connections) being at the right place at the right time (Luck) and your intelligence, which is mostly genetic. If you think how hard you work is a main ingredient ask the local roofer or brick layer if he's a millionaire or if he's thinking of running for congress.

          If may not be a Zig Ziglar or tony robbins infomercial to admit this, but it's a little closer to the actual truth.

          I agree with you in part, not everyone can be a Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

          Middle class, which is still a fairly comfortable lifestyle, is not out of the reach of folks willing to ask for advice and make a few sacrifices to get there. Motivation is always a key ingredient for success in anything.

          Downs Syndrome didn't stop this Go Getter from achieving his dream.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6He0FWoFj0

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            I agree with you in part, not everyone can be a Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

            Middle class, which is still a fairly comfortable lifestyle, is not out of the reach of folks willing to ask for advice and make a few sacrifices to get there. Motivation is always a key ingredient for success in anything.

            Downs Syndrome didn't stop this Go Getter from achieving his dream.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6He0FWoFj0

            Key ingredient for success?  If someone asked me besides being born into the right family with all the resources one needs, I would list persistence.  Motivation can come and go.

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              I agree with you in part, not everyone can be a Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.

              Middle class, which is still a fairly comfortable lifestyle, is not out of the reach of folks willing to ask for advice and make a few sacrifices to get there. Motivation is always a key ingredient for success in anything.

              Downs Syndrome didn't stop this Go Getter from achieving his dream.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6He0FWoFj0

              Great video! Thanks Kumo!!


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                I Agree! remember shy you must play the lottery for fun, when it stops being fun then maybe you should stop playing for awhile. I have read where several winners have stopped playing becaue they weren't winning then started playing again and won. I will try to find some links for you.

                Please stay positive an don't be discouraged I know it's hard your time will.


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                  Key ingredient for success?  If someone asked me besides being born into the right family with all the resources one needs, I would list persistence.  Motivation can come and go.

                  I think being born in a country where opportunities exist is a plus?

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                    Posted: March 24, 2013, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                    i'm off to get a mega millions ticket. 26 mil sounds good to me. Yes Nod

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                      I think being born in a country where opportunities exist is a plus?

                      i sure didnt know you was born in the country was you born in a barn like jesusBlue Angel

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                        i'm off to get a mega millions ticket. 26 mil sounds good to me. Yes Nod

                        I Agree! Im going for some too.


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                          Those of you who spent hundreds of dollars for a drawing, I wonder how you feel if you find out that the winner only bought ONE ticket and only played occasionally?

                          Didn't spend hundreds of dollars for this drawing. How would I feel? The same. In fact, it would show you that anybody can win. Be it with 1 ticket or 500 tickets purchased. The same if they are rich or poor. Goes to show you anyone can win. Not that you will. LOL


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                            i sure didnt know you was born in the country was you born in a barn like jesusBlue Angel

                            Yeah, there was no rooms at the Inn.

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                              Posted: March 24, 2013, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                              i'm off to get a mega millions ticket. 26 mil sounds good to me. Yes Nod

                              that's funnyLOL all this Lottery talk and winning you have the sudden urge to go get tickets.

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