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Posted: March 8, 2007, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

I mean, not in an arrogant or smug way but deep down inside, I feel like I deserve a multi-million dollar jackpot and actually feel like I have a shot at winning one and its just a matter of time until I win; sooner than later.

What about you all?  Do you all feel the same as I do?

35 virtues that guide us on the path of life

Certain principles and codes of conduct and rules are absolutely essential for social life and for co-existence. A society can never be strong and stable if it is divided by disorder, anarchy, and distortions. If the society is not strong and disciplined, the nation also becomes weak. The thirty five virtues of life illustrate the system of life which is characterized by imagination and wisdom. Those virtues constitute the foundation of an individual's righteousness. Life can become disciplined, orderly and progressive in proportion to the extent to which this foundation is strong and sound.

1. Money should be earned by honest, legal and morally right methods.
2. One should marry a girl (or a boy) of his own or her own cultural and religious back- ground.
3. Giving respect to the cultured and noble people.
4. One should not have enmity, hatred or spite against anyone.
5. Exercising control over one's sense organs.
6. Giving up a place where the health of the body and the mind can be spoiled.
7. Limiting the desires relating to home and being cautious in adhering to the norms of culture and religion.
8. Making an attempt to get free from sins. Having a fear of sin.
9. Conforming to the proper codes and customs of the society and the nation.
10. Winning a place in the heart of everyone; and captivating everyone's mind.
11. Spending money within one's income.
12. Acting according to the time and situation.
13. One should take care of one's parents and give them absolute protection; and render service to them.
14. Maintaining familiarity with people who are cultured and noble.
15. One should not have enmity and grudge for benefactors at any time (one should be grateful to them).
16. Not taking more food when one has not digested the food taken; and fasting at such a time.
17. Taking food according to the health of the body and its condition.
18. Having devotion for and worshipping scholars and men of knowledge.
19. Renouncing all actions that are objectionable in the eyes of society and religion.
20. Endeavoring to support and maintain the members of one's family and those who seek our aid and refuge
21. Taking a step after thinking of the consequences of one's action.
22. Hearing only such things as will purify and perfect one's life.
23. Showing kindness to creatures in distress.
24. Observing the eight rules that make the intellect well developed and sharp and subtle.
25. Having high respect for virtues; and trying to get free from faults.
26. Thinking thus, "Mine is not the truth; but that which is truth is mine".
27. One must attempt every day to acquire new knowledge.
28. Rendering service to great men and benefactors.
29. Trying to achieve the objectives of religiousness (Righteousness) Arth (Money) Kama (Desire).
30. Thinking of place, time, and the perception.
31. Estimating one's ability before plunqing into any action.
32. Co-operating in activities that bring about the welfare and development of society.
33. Being benevolent to the helpless and the destitute.
34. Giving respect to elders, spiritual superiors, disciplined People and the virtuous.
35. Being always cheerful and being soft and sweet-tempered

One of the Acharyas has classified the directives into four groups - obligatory duties, derogations which ought to be discarded; virtues to be cultivated and endeavours to be carried out with diligence.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Posted: March 8, 2007, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

    OK, let's forget all about taxes for a minute.

    Let's say I won 195 mill, and I'm a giving guy, I will keep 10 mill for me, and now I'm gong to dole out ALL the rest of it - $100,000 each - to 1,850 people.

    How do I pick who gets a piece ? 

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      Posted: March 8, 2007, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

      Raven----I totally disagree with you on one subject...

      2. "One should marry a girl (or a boy) of his own or her own cultural and religious back- ground."

      Are you saying we live in a caste system like in India? I thought so...

      How can someone marry what's against nature (a boy and a boy) but can't marry outside his/her religion or background...

      It is this kinds of sentence that have the world messed up like it is....We should also tell women they can't expose their opinions in a all-male society...

      men!!where do you get this ideas?

       

       

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        Posted: March 8, 2007, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

        I mean, not in an arrogant or smug way but deep down inside, I feel like I deserve a multi-million dollar jackpot and actually feel like I have a shot at winning one and its just a matter of time until I win; sooner than later.

        What about you all?  Do you all feel the same as I do?

        Not sure wheher everyone who plays "deserves" to win, but I know we all want to win.  That is why we play, right?What? Right?

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          35 virtues that guide us on the path of life

          Certain principles and codes of conduct and rules are absolutely essential for social life and for co-existence. A society can never be strong and stable if it is divided by disorder, anarchy, and distortions. If the society is not strong and disciplined, the nation also becomes weak. The thirty five virtues of life illustrate the system of life which is characterized by imagination and wisdom. Those virtues constitute the foundation of an individual's righteousness. Life can become disciplined, orderly and progressive in proportion to the extent to which this foundation is strong and sound.

          1. Money should be earned by honest, legal and morally right methods.
          2. One should marry a girl (or a boy) of his own or her own cultural and religious back- ground.
          3. Giving respect to the cultured and noble people.
          4. One should not have enmity, hatred or spite against anyone.
          5. Exercising control over one's sense organs.
          6. Giving up a place where the health of the body and the mind can be spoiled.
          7. Limiting the desires relating to home and being cautious in adhering to the norms of culture and religion.
          8. Making an attempt to get free from sins. Having a fear of sin.
          9. Conforming to the proper codes and customs of the society and the nation.
          10. Winning a place in the heart of everyone; and captivating everyone's mind.
          11. Spending money within one's income.
          12. Acting according to the time and situation.
          13. One should take care of one's parents and give them absolute protection; and render service to them.
          14. Maintaining familiarity with people who are cultured and noble.
          15. One should not have enmity and grudge for benefactors at any time (one should be grateful to them).
          16. Not taking more food when one has not digested the food taken; and fasting at such a time.
          17. Taking food according to the health of the body and its condition.
          18. Having devotion for and worshipping scholars and men of knowledge.
          19. Renouncing all actions that are objectionable in the eyes of society and religion.
          20. Endeavoring to support and maintain the members of one's family and those who seek our aid and refuge
          21. Taking a step after thinking of the consequences of one's action.
          22. Hearing only such things as will purify and perfect one's life.
          23. Showing kindness to creatures in distress.
          24. Observing the eight rules that make the intellect well developed and sharp and subtle.
          25. Having high respect for virtues; and trying to get free from faults.
          26. Thinking thus, "Mine is not the truth; but that which is truth is mine".
          27. One must attempt every day to acquire new knowledge.
          28. Rendering service to great men and benefactors.
          29. Trying to achieve the objectives of religiousness (Righteousness) Arth (Money) Kama (Desire).
          30. Thinking of place, time, and the perception.
          31. Estimating one's ability before plunqing into any action.
          32. Co-operating in activities that bring about the welfare and development of society.
          33. Being benevolent to the helpless and the destitute.
          34. Giving respect to elders, spiritual superiors, disciplined People and the virtuous.
          35. Being always cheerful and being soft and sweet-tempered

          One of the Acharyas has classified the directives into four groups - obligatory duties, derogations which ought to be discarded; virtues to be cultivated and endeavours to be carried out with diligence.

          LOLGreen laugh

          No disrespect to you, but I just rolled when I looked at the various numbered comments (many of which contradict each other).  Then I looked at your motto at the end and I said, yep, this was an exercise to stretch the mind for a very good deep down laugh!  Though much stretching not needed...thanks for the tension reliever after the MM let down. 

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            Posted: March 8, 2007, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

            I didnt take your commentary the wrong way, I just took it the way it was typed.

            Ignore folks that think you don't  have a right to your own view point. You do! BUt with such view point, allow others the right to interpret it from their thought process. I personally agree with justexplorings comment on "ANyone who plays *deserves* to win". They played, they are in the deserving crowd! 

            Keep remembering its a game of *chance* , and if you get the chance to play and win, consider yourself blessed.

            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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              I feel entitled to the basic necessities in life, the means to get around (including in this rotten weather) food on the table, and a roof over my head, and access to medical care if I need it. Whatever jackpot amount would secure that much, would be enough. I won a jackpot once but had to share it so it didn't cover all of the above needs; I feel that if I beat high odds I deserve a big prize.

              Also the Mega is not really such a let-down if you look at the Powerball jackpot that has been quietly sneaking up in the shadow of Mega. I was actually hoping someone somewhere would win the PB because I am not up to going to PA this weekend. Hey-at least the winner was sold in nj even if it is way down south in the middle of a forest that you can't even get to easily from the GSP. If we ever have Summer I might want to visit the winning store.

              And realize one thing: if everyone won the jackpot, the price of a loaf of bread would have to be $1000 because of supply and demand. The distinction of being a millionaire is at the cost of millions of non-millionaires. There are only so much goods produced by mankind and everyone can't have them all, and if everyone were a millionaire nobody would want to produce these goods anyhow. What you really want is to have a better or luckier method or system than the other players.

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                I feel entitled to the basic necessities in life, the means to get around (including in this rotten weather) food on the table, and a roof over my head, and access to medical care if I need it. Whatever jackpot amount would secure that much, would be enough. I won a jackpot once but had to share it so it didn't cover all of the above needs; I feel that if I beat high odds I deserve a big prize.

                Also the Mega is not really such a let-down if you look at the Powerball jackpot that has been quietly sneaking up in the shadow of Mega. I was actually hoping someone somewhere would win the PB because I am not up to going to PA this weekend. Hey-at least the winner was sold in nj even if it is way down south in the middle of a forest that you can't even get to easily from the GSP. If we ever have Summer I might want to visit the winning store.

                And realize one thing: if everyone won the jackpot, the price of a loaf of bread would have to be $1000 because of supply and demand. The distinction of being a millionaire is at the cost of millions of non-millionaires. There are only so much goods produced by mankind and everyone can't have them all, and if everyone were a millionaire nobody would want to produce these goods anyhow. What you really want is to have a better or luckier method or system than the other players.

                Nobody is entitled to anything.

                We have folks south of the border coming north because they can have a better life here, folks up north are coming down here because their national health care is worthless if you have a catastrophic illness, and I could go on and on about folks from other nations coming here, not because they 'deserve' it, but because for the most part they will EARN it.

                There is a whole buncha things wrong with the world, and I don't have all the answers. 

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                  Ok, I seriously could not let this list go by without injecting my twisted sense of really bad humor into it. Oh and if I offend anyone, that makes it even better.

                  1. Money should be earned by honest, legal and morally right methods.
                  Seriously now, that would exclude every freaking politician out there.

                  2. One should marry a girl (or a boy) of his own or her own cultural and religious back- ground.
                  OK...where's the ACLU, I know those folks gonna protest like crazy about this one

                  3. Giving respect to the cultured and noble people.
                  Ah...so we shall return to the land of Kings and peasants, yeah right.

                  4. One should not have enmity, hatred or spite against anyone.
                  Try explaining that one to the hard core Christians, Muslims and Jews

                  5. Exercising control over one's sense organs.
                  Does this involve a vibrator and if so, battery or plug-in type? (oh, do you have a brand you like best, oh wait, wrong group, nevermind)

                  6. Giving up a place where the health of the body and the mind can be spoiled.
                  Uh huh...anyone care to help me explain to my wife why having a harem is a good thing for my health cause she really doesn't believe me?

                  7. Limiting the desires relating to home and being cautious in adhering to the norms of culture and religion.
                  Does this mean I have to stop flirting with all the women I meet out there?

                  8. Making an attempt to get free from sins. Having a fear of sin.
                  Who the devil wrote this, my Mom or some hardcore southern Baptist Preacher?

                  9. Conforming to the proper codes and customs of the society and the nation.
                  Woohoo...I declare this a clothing free nation and...oh wait...nevermind, there are a few that should wear something, make that Clothing Free on Hot Chicks only (I mean seriously, who really wants to look at a nude Dude huh?)

                  10. Winning a place in the heart of everyone; and captivating everyone's mind.
                  Oh hell no, if I can't tick off at least one person a day, my day hasn't been complete.

                  11. Spending money within one's income.
                  Oh man, the politicians really would object to this one.

                  12. Acting according to the time and situation.
                  Yeah, right and who is going to explain this one to the Police while they are arresting me for lewd and lescivious behavior?
                  Oh, uh, Officer, she bent over with that really short skirt and I just couldn't hold back. Does this mean we can't come back to Home Depot?

                  13. One should take care of one's parents and give them absolute protection; and render service to them.
                  Render service??? You mean all those damn dishes I washed while growing up don't count for nothing?

                  14. Maintaining familiarity with people who are cultured and noble.
                  You mean they don't put their pants on one leg at a time like I do?

                  15. One should not have enmity and grudge for benefactors at any time (one should be grateful to them).
                  Grateful my butt...what the hell took them so long to getting around to giving me what they was gonna give me?

                  16. Not taking more food when one has not digested the food taken; and fasting at such a time.
                  Ok...this one would really tick my stomach off at you.

                  17. Taking food according to the health of the body and its condition.
                  Oh come on now, who the devil really likes celery, brussel sprouts and bean curd besides hippy girls and girly boys?

                  18. Having devotion for and worshipping scholars and men of knowledge.
                  Uh huh...let's see how smart they really are by putting them on that new game show "Are you smarter then a Fifth Grader"

                  19. Renouncing all actions that are objectionable in the eyes of society and religion.
                  Oh just damn, to do that I would have to stop existing and I ain't going away that easily.

                  20. Endeavoring to support and maintain the members of one's family and those who seek our aid and refuge
                  Family hell, I did my best to tick them all off, intentionally.
                  As for Aid and Refuge, let them go to the France...oh wait, send too many at one time and the French will think it's an invasion and surrender and then the US will have to come rescue them...again. This is just a no win situation, even if we do send the Dixie Chicks back over there.

                  21. Taking a step after thinking of the consequences of one's action.
                  Consequences...man, holding an individual accountable for their own actions, this list really does want to tick off the Politicians.

                  22. Hearing only such things as will purify and perfect one's life.
                  Uh...so does this mean I have to get rid of my porn video collection?

                  23. Showing kindness to creatures in distress.
                  Does putting my car in reverse and running over whatever it was trying to cross the road again to make sure I put it out of it's misery apply here?

                  24. Observing the eight rules that make the intellect well developed and sharp and subtle.
                  Wait a cotton picking minute, you mean there are 8 more freaking rules to this 35? Sheesh...where does it end?!?!

                  25. Having high respect for virtues; and trying to get free from faults.
                  Well, as long as you don't ask my wife, I really don't think I have any faults.
                  As for virtues, the first guy I catch trying something with my daughter is gonna get a live demonstration of old school castration.

                  26. Thinking thus, "Mine is not the truth; but that which is truth is mine".
                  Uh...is that kinda like what I tell my Daughter "When I want your opinion, I will tell you what it is"?

                  27. One must attempt every day to acquire new knowledge.
                  Oh, so that is like being married, each day, my Wife has decided to change her mind, yet again and of course I wasn't doing it the way she wanted it done today even if it was what she said yesterday.

                  28. Rendering service to great men and benefactors.
                  Oh yeah, you know those Politicians would like this rule.

                  29. Trying to achieve the objectives of religiousness (Righteousness) Arth (Money) Kama (Desire).
                  Religion, money and desire? Oh wait, that would be the Pope, oh wait, if desire equals sex, does that disqualify me for being a Pope?

                  30. Thinking of place, time, and the perception.
                  Humm...am thinking, Her place, as quick as I can get there and will she think I am well endowed in spite of my big belly?

                  31. Estimating one's ability before plunqing into any action.
                  No way...I get paid to Estimate for a living, I absolutely refuse to do it on my time.

                  32. Co-operating in activities that bring about the welfare and development of society.
                  Uh huh...so this is when I make sure it's a nudist colony, yes?

                  33. Being benevolent to the helpless and the destitute.
                  What happened to kick em when their down...I mean they even put that in a song.

                  34. Giving respect to elders, spiritual superiors, disciplined People and the virtuous.
                  Ok, I understand respecting Virgins (at least until they ain't no more), but the rest of those folks ain't no better then me and if they think it's ok to look down their arrogant noses at me, I will have no issue flipping them off.

                  35. Being always cheerful and being soft and sweet-tempered
                  This might be ok if your a hot chick, but seriously, let a dude be like this and everyone will think he is gay.

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                    3. Giving respect to the cultured and noble people.
                    Ah...so we shall return to the land of Kings and peasants, yeah right.

                     

                    I had to laugh...It was funny...

                     

                     

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                      Sir Metro said

                      12. Acting according to the time and situation.
                      "Yeah, right and who is going to explain this one to the Police while they are arresting me for lewd and lescivious behavior?
                      Oh, uh, Officer, she bent over with that really short skirt and I just couldn't hold back. Does this mean we can't come back to Home Depot?"

                      Not unless, you bring Bill and Monica with you.

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                        "34. Giving respect to elders, spiritual superiors, disciplined People and the virtuous.
                        Ok, I understand respecting Virgins (at least until they ain't no more), but the rest of those folks ain't no better then me and if they think it's ok to look down their arrogant noses at me, I will have no issue flipping them off."

                         

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                          i'd be happy with 10 million to make it through the rest of my lifetime.happy as a lamb.thats just enough to make it and not enough to do outlandish things.

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                            "I've got all the money I'll ever need if I die by four o'clock this afternoon."

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                              The only thing I feel entitled to is the love of a beautiful woman.

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