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If YOU win the lottery, will the money buy you happiness?

Yes [ 53 ]  [61.63%]
No [ 33 ]  [38.37%]
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Posted: August 31, 2011, 5:01 am - IP Logged

First of all it's one third, and secondly, not everyone does what the one third does, and that's why the two thirds are still happy. Thirdly, If the one third are gonna end up unhappy again, what's the harm? At least they had it good for a while. So you've accomplished nothing by your observation.

Do me a favor Raven, If you win the JP, just give it to me so I can be unhappy. I'll spare you the aggravation....Crazy

"At least they had it good for awhile."

 

Hell, I agree. Yes, they made stupid decisions, but at least they got a chance to know what it feels like. For awhile they lived a life most of us could only dream of.

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    this thread is weird and funny.   Trust me I've had hot chicks and didn't need a million dollars to pull them AND STILL DON'T!  In fact I dated a few girls that went on to model and one who went on to dance for an NFL team.  It was fun, pleasurable, etc but at the end of the day like I said in a previous thread it was external gratification which is different from internal happiness.  Again too many people are confused with the difference between the two.   I'm closing in on 45 now.   I'm happy being in a stable relationship.  My GF is 25 and just graduated from college.  She's not some mindless bimbo chasing money and temporary pleasure.  But trust me I've had those type of girls.  In fact I've pulled a few of those type of girls while they were dating guys with money and I had nothing! 

    When someone tells me money will make them happy for the rest of their life and will solve all of their grief I call BS because I feel that deep down inside they lack true substance, identity and a stable frame of mind and the only thing money will do is mask those short comings.   Woooooo I can drive and expensive car now and live in an expensive home and show off and now women love me!  No what you have my friend is a pain killer that's keeping you sedated from something that's eating at you inside. 

    With that in mind I myself would love to win millions.  But I'm not a fool to think it would make me a better person.   I know what it would do is give me external pleasure, joy and a satisfaction.  But Disneyland gets dull and boring when you go everyday.  Like I said I've noticed my friends who were millionares from playing professional sports to be no more happy than my friends who made 60 grand a year.  People have some grand delusion that constantly satisfying things you 'WANT' will fuel their happiness.  It's easy to think that way when you've never been on the drug of money. 

     

     

     

     "Americans who earn $50,000 per year are much happier than those who earn $10,000 per year," writes Gilbert, "but Americans who earn $5 million per year are not much happier than those who earn $100,000 per year." - DailyBeast

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      Posted: August 31, 2011, 9:35 am - IP Logged

      "When someone tells me money will make them happy for the rest of their life and will solve all of their grief I call BS because I feel that deep down inside they lack true substance, identity and a stable frame of mind and the only thing money will do is mask those short comings.   Woooooo I can drive and expensive car now and live in an expensive home and show off and now women love me!  No what you have my friend is a pain killer that's keeping you sedated from something that's eating at you inside. "

       

      - Yep.

       

      I'm calling on you Joker.  Cars and Women aren't the same as happiness.

       

      Or you'll realize that when you grow up in, say 20ish years Cool

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        Posted: August 31, 2011, 10:30 am - IP Logged

        joker17,

        The babes didn't leave the guy who owned a Yugo, when he met the babes he owned a Ferrari, then he went gaga and was left with a Yugo. Quite a difference.

        Scared

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: August 31, 2011, 11:00 am - IP Logged

          People who think they can only be happy through money and possessions would seem to me to be very shallow and superficial.

          And maybe they think this way because they've never lost the things that are really essential for true happiness. Usually, the things that make you happy are all around you and you don't realize how important they are to your happiness until you lose them. You can't gain happiness by gaining money but you can lose happiness through losing family members. Sometimes you might not realize how someone made you happy until they're gone forever. And you know that no amount of money in the world could fill that void, that no amount of money could make you happier than that person did. And you would give any money you had to have that happiness back.

          To me, happiness is my family.

          And no amount of money in the world could ever change that.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: August 31, 2011, 11:02 am - IP Logged

            People who think they can only be happy through money and possessions would seem to me to be very shallow and superficial.

            And maybe they think this way because they've never lost the things that are really essential for true happiness. Usually, the things that make you happy are all around you and you don't realize how important they are to your happiness until you lose them. You can't gain happiness by gaining money but you can lose happiness through losing family members. Sometimes you might not realize how someone made you happy until they're gone forever. And you know that no amount of money in the world could fill that void, that no amount of money could make you happier than that person did. And you would give any money you had to have that happiness back.

            To me, happiness is my family.

            And no amount of money in the world could ever change that.

            Beautifully said, I agree wth my whole heart.

            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

            For a lead role in a cage?

             

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              this thread is weird and funny.   Trust me I've had hot chicks and didn't need a million dollars to pull them AND STILL DON'T!  In fact I dated a few girls that went on to model and one who went on to dance for an NFL team.  It was fun, pleasurable, etc but at the end of the day like I said in a previous thread it was external gratification which is different from internal happiness.  Again too many people are confused with the difference between the two.   I'm closing in on 45 now.   I'm happy being in a stable relationship.  My GF is 25 and just graduated from college.  She's not some mindless bimbo chasing money and temporary pleasure.  But trust me I've had those type of girls.  In fact I've pulled a few of those type of girls while they were dating guys with money and I had nothing! 

              When someone tells me money will make them happy for the rest of their life and will solve all of their grief I call BS because I feel that deep down inside they lack true substance, identity and a stable frame of mind and the only thing money will do is mask those short comings.   Woooooo I can drive and expensive car now and live in an expensive home and show off and now women love me!  No what you have my friend is a pain killer that's keeping you sedated from something that's eating at you inside. 

              With that in mind I myself would love to win millions.  But I'm not a fool to think it would make me a better person.   I know what it would do is give me external pleasure, joy and a satisfaction.  But Disneyland gets dull and boring when you go everyday.  Like I said I've noticed my friends who were millionares from playing professional sports to be no more happy than my friends who made 60 grand a year.  People have some grand delusion that constantly satisfying things you 'WANT' will fuel their happiness.  It's easy to think that way when you've never been on the drug of money. 

               

               

               

               "Americans who earn $50,000 per year are much happier than those who earn $10,000 per year," writes Gilbert, "but Americans who earn $5 million per year are not much happier than those who earn $100,000 per year." - DailyBeast

              That's your opinion. Lumping everyone by saying people confuse the two is simply ignorant. You're the one who is a fool for speaking for others. Speak for yourself.


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                "When someone tells me money will make them happy for the rest of their life and will solve all of their grief I call BS because I feel that deep down inside they lack true substance, identity and a stable frame of mind and the only thing money will do is mask those short comings.   Woooooo I can drive and expensive car now and live in an expensive home and show off and now women love me!  No what you have my friend is a pain killer that's keeping you sedated from something that's eating at you inside. "

                 

                - Yep.

                 

                I'm calling on you Joker.  Cars and Women aren't the same as happiness.

                 

                Or you'll realize that when you grow up in, say 20ish years Cool

                Yeah, thanx for the warning dipshmidt. I'm so gald you woke me up to that BS. Go tell it to someone else who will be dumb enough to listen to your know-it-all crap.

                Come to think of, you're right, you know what would make me happier than cars and women? For you to realize what a dumbass you really are.


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                  joker17,

                  The babes didn't leave the guy who owned a Yugo, when he met the babes he owned a Ferrari, then he went gaga and was left with a Yugo. Quite a difference.

                  Scared

                  He went gaga? Okie dokie....

                  Stop doing so much drugs Coin...


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                    People who think they can only be happy through money and possessions would seem to me to be very shallow and superficial.

                    And maybe they think this way because they've never lost the things that are really essential for true happiness. Usually, the things that make you happy are all around you and you don't realize how important they are to your happiness until you lose them. You can't gain happiness by gaining money but you can lose happiness through losing family members. Sometimes you might not realize how someone made you happy until they're gone forever. And you know that no amount of money in the world could fill that void, that no amount of money could make you happier than that person did. And you would give any money you had to have that happiness back.

                    To me, happiness is my family.

                    And no amount of money in the world could ever change that.

                    Sounds like something  either Martha Stewart said, or what Jerry Springer said at the end of his show....

                    Puke

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                      Posted: August 31, 2011, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Sounds like something  either Martha Stewart said, or what Jerry Springer said at the end of his show....

                      Puke

                      I get it totally now.

                       

                      You've got nobody you care about, and nobody cares about you, so you'll never feel what it's like to lose somebody.

                       

                      Or at least that's the only reason I could think of for somebody to make a statement like that.  You wouldn't let somebody you care about die for all the money in the world.  Something tells me you don't understand that statement because you would seemingly just replace them with all the babes you'd get driving around in ferraries.


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                        I get it totally now.

                         

                        You've got nobody you care about, and nobody cares about you, so you'll never feel what it's like to lose somebody.

                         

                        Or at least that's the only reason I could think of for somebody to make a statement like that.  You wouldn't let somebody you care about die for all the money in the world.  Something tells me you don't understand that statement because you would seemingly just replace them with all the babes you'd get driving around in ferraries.

                        You got it totally now?....You wouldn't get it if it hit you square in the forehead going 300 MPH....Bang Head

                        Yup, you've got me pegged alright...BRAVO !......

                        You're such a brilliant person. Now go back to your room and finish your homework, and btw, make your bed and clean up your mess.

                        Hey folks, now the 19 year old genius is  an expert on Psychology and  social behavior...Unbelievable folks !

                        OK, here's your ever growing resume:

                        Math genius

                        ESP abilities

                        Tax attorney expert

                        Masters in Psychology

                        Sociology wiz

                        Religous expert

                         

                        What else should I know about you? I'll take a guess...

                        Speaks 5 languages fluently

                        Electrical engineer

                        Expert Locksmith

                        Computer programming professer at Harvard

                        Consultant at NASA

                        Brain Surgeon

                        Biology scientist

                        and more to come as per the wind blows...

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                          Posted: August 31, 2011, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          I get it totally now.

                           

                          You've got nobody you care about, and nobody cares about you, so you'll never feel what it's like to lose somebody.

                           

                          Or at least that's the only reason I could think of for somebody to make a statement like that.  You wouldn't let somebody you care about die for all the money in the world.  Something tells me you don't understand that statement because you would seemingly just replace them with all the babes you'd get driving around in ferraries.

                          You hit the nail on the head right there, Boney.

                          It's a cultural thing.

                          That's why he hasn't got the slightest idea of what you're talking about.

                          He has no sense of compassion and no sense of honor.

                          I was going to say he's all instinct like a dog but even dogs have a sense of loyalty.

                          He doesn't.

                          He is 100% totally self-absorbed.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: August 31, 2011, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Hey quit taking every post I make and telling me that I'm claiming to be an expert on the subject at hand.

                            If I did that, though, here's your resume...

                             

                            1) I'm about 50 but I act like I'm 12.  I've got a young spirit - and I act out like a 12 year old whose Mom just cut his allowence.

                            2) I have a system that's a guaranteed way to beat horse racing (or whatever the hell system you bought for 2500 dollars) but it has a 3 year learning curve.

                            3) Did I mention it's a guarenteed working system?  Like it's been proven because some guy told me he won on the internet.  But it took him 3 years to learn it.  Now he's a millionaire.

                            4) House Edge?  Wow what retard thinks roulette always has a house edge?  That's stupid, if I just wait out about 10 spins, I can get an EDGE on the HOUSE.

                            5) Great at making insults that make no sense.

                            6) I make things up about people, and then say it AS IF they said it first.

                            7) Did I mention that anyone who does math is stupid?  And Religion, too.  I don't believe in fairy tails but little steel balls moving around a roulette wheel have a memory of where they've been in the past.  But Fairy Tails written by religious figures?  I KNOW that's made up.


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                              Posted: August 31, 2011, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                              You hit the nail on the head right there, Boney.

                              It's a cultural thing.

                              That's why he hasn't got the slightest idea of what you're talking about.

                              He has no sense of compassion and no sense of honor.

                              I was going to say he's all instinct like a dog but even dogs have a sense of loyalty.

                              He doesn't.

                              He is 100% totally self-absorbed.

                              I got your cultural thing alright. And when you pull it out of your ass in the hospital bed crying from pain, you'll finally see the culture.

                                 
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