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

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Posted: August 13, 2011, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

Someone once posted that when you win a jackpot you trade one set of problems for another.

I don't think winning a jackpot would make a miserable person happy, they would just become a very wealthy miserable person.

Such a win could also make an already happy person not as happy when they started getting hounded by other people (consider the News thread about the couple in Scotland that went into hiding.)

But winning a jackpot would certainly enable you to have a lot of freedoms that you didn't have prior to the win.

I like what Coin Toss said here!

And I'll add....money can't buy happiness. Some things just can't be bought.

Just get me thru this so called life......


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    Posted: August 13, 2011, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

    maybe you would become self employed ?

    thats the only way i'd go back to so cal.

    Why would I be self employed? The whole purpose is to do what I love to do, which is play my guitar in a top of the line studio, record my music, a harem on my 30 million dollar yacht, mansion in Malibu Beach, and travel. And that's just appetizers....lol

    Gotta think big...

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      Money can buy everything. It also can buy happiness.

      But you can generate happiness for free, just takes some effort in looking into yourself.

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        Posted: August 14, 2011, 12:04 am - IP Logged

        Money can buy everything. It also can buy happiness.

        But you can generate happiness for free, just takes some effort in looking into yourself.

        I see it as only a temporary fix.  And then there's my landlord. She spends money as fast as she gets it......and she is truly THEE most miserable, unhappy person I have ever met.

        Just get me thru this so called life......

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          Posted: August 14, 2011, 12:26 am - IP Logged

          I will be <snip> Happy.I won;t have sleepless nights worrying about bills.

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            Posted: August 14, 2011, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

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

            If You're Not Happy Now: Winning Won't Make You Happy!

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


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              Posted: August 14, 2011, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

              If You're Not Happy Now: Winning Won't Make You Happy!

              That is debatable.

               I'm willing to bet you a thousand bucks someone who is unhappy because they have to work 50 hours + a week at a job they hate to make ends meet, can't afford healthcare, lives in an undesirable part of town in a one bedroom apartment, drives a car which could break down at any time and couldn't afford to fix it, living paycheck to paycheck worrying whether the light bill and rent will be paid on time,  eating unhealthy food cause they can't afford otherwise, can't help family members who need financial help, hasn't taken a vacation for 20 years because they can't afford one, can't buy new clothing, will disagree with you.

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                Posted: August 14, 2011, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                Thats a good question Redhot. I say yes to a degree..  I think it's better to be financially comfortable, versus financially uncomfortable..Wink

                Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                  Posted: August 14, 2011, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                  I will be <snip> Happy.I won;t have sleepless nights worrying about bills.

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                  I love your avatar. It's exceedingly appropriate for a lottery forum Smile

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                    I see it as only a temporary fix.  And then there's my landlord. She spends money as fast as she gets it......and she is truly THEE most miserable, unhappy person I have ever met.

                    Yes, it is temporary. Maybe she has mental/health illness that prohibit her from experience happiness. The more power we give to the dollar the less we have.

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                      Posted: August 14, 2011, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                      That is debatable.

                       I'm willing to bet you a thousand bucks someone who is unhappy because they have to work 50 hours + a week at a job they hate to make ends meet, can't afford healthcare, lives in an undesirable part of town in a one bedroom apartment, drives a car which could break down at any time and couldn't afford to fix it, living paycheck to paycheck worrying whether the light bill and rent will be paid on time,  eating unhealthy food cause they can't afford otherwise, can't help family members who need financial help, hasn't taken a vacation for 20 years because they can't afford one, can't buy new clothing, will disagree with you.

                      joker17,

                      That's true but would such "happiness" be permanent or temporary, and would the real thrill be freedom more so than happiness?

                      If it's happiness how come so many jackpot winners are bankrupt within five years?

                      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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                        joker17,

                        That's true but would such "happiness" be permanent or temporary, and would the real thrill be freedom more so than happiness?

                        If it's happiness how come so many jackpot winners are bankrupt within five years?

                        Well, it's a personal thing. I get so tired of people over the years repeating the tired old phrases like Myna birds...."Money won't buy you happiness", and so forth, I just want to slap them around...lol

                        Personally for me, and I'm sure a lot would agree, it would be a permanent thing. You mention freedom in your first question, and that's exactly what it would give me. Freedom to do whatever I want to. Freedom to live anywhere, travel anywhere without financial limitations. Freedom from a boss at work, you name it, the list would be a mile long.

                        Just about every stumbling block and unhappiness for me in life has dealt with not having enough money. Most of it was my doing, not getting a higher education for the purposes of a better paying job, but I blame no one but me. But regardless, those road blocks and many others would be lifted.

                        You ask why so many JP winners go bankrupt. One-third of them go broke, but that's them, I would hope I'd be in the two-thirds corner. Some people can't handle wealth and take it for granted. But the real question is this Coin. Everytime someone mentions that tired old phrase I mentioned earlier, the following is what I say to them first. How many people are there out there who are wealthy and enjoy their lives? How many welathy people DON'T get into trouble. You never hear about them, only the ones that make the news because no one cares about wealthy lives that are without turmoil.

                        So next time, ask yourself how YOU would deal with it instead of always comparing yourself with how Joe Schmo handled it. It's like asking yourself how many people freak out before they go on a roller coaster ride, before making a decision whether you should go. Some will, and some won't...so what? You can't go through life worrying about how others react to something before doing it yourself.

                        Personally, I know exactly what I want to do. I'm a musician and play the guitar, not all that great, but I can jam a good blues lead with a supporting band any day. I'd have a top of the line studio with high end equipment, recording gear, and even maybe a respected tutor/mentor to help me fine tune my playing. Maybe record some stuff and who knows. I know what I want.

                        Of course I'd give to my family and friends, and even a couple of charities that I deem worthy, but I would immediately put at least half away for the future. I'll have spending money and untouchable money.

                        I know I can handle it.....thousands of others are....

                        And If I fail in doing everything I said above, well, then I'll look back and tell myself....wow, that was a nice roller coaster ride...Big Grin


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                          Posted: August 14, 2011, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Also Cointoss, I forgot to mention, we live in a material world, so it takes material things to make me happy. Once I have a lot of money I can focus on all that spirituality stuff. Imagine If I had 3 billion bucks in the bank free and clear. Imagine all the centers I could open up for spiritual cleansing, saving the whales, helping folks who are less fortunate than me, and so on. Money won't solve all the ills of this world, but it sure can help alleviate some of the pain.

                          We have an old saying in Iran...pronounced phonetically...."een cheesa bareh fattie tomoon nehmeesheh". Basically it means any topic that people speak of that doesn't help put money in one's pocket isn't worth talking about.

                          And, what would be my option....ERRRRR...NO!, I don't want to win a lot of money because I may become more miserable?....ARE you kidding me?....ha hahha hha haha.....That would an insane option...NOPE, I don't want those 10  suitcases in front of me filled with 100 dollar bills...NOPE...I don't want to be sad later in life....Green laugh

                          My option wouldn't be working as a cab driver in Los Angeles for the rest of my life. That's a miserable existence. I do however have a long term plan. Since shortly I'll be making about 800 or more a week, I will be able to save anywhere from 15 to 20 grand in a year or so, so I can do what that person is doing in that state with the P-4 I wrote about many times. This person is willing to give me the numbers but I'll need a hefty bankroll to accomplish what this person did. This person has already profited over 750 thousand bucks playing in that online place over the last 9 months or so. And that's how I'll make my fortune. Not millions, but 30 thousand or more a month isn't bad, especially when it involves practically no work.

                          That's my goal...

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                            Posted: August 14, 2011, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

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

                            The money will buy me financial freedom YESSSSS!!!!!  Financial freedom is not the same as happiness. It can even buy me all the material things I could ever dream of. But I agree with Raven...if I'm not happy now the money isn't going to make me happy. Temporarily yes. It would be fun to buy things without having to worry about paying for them. But then what? I deliver the mail to people who have money and guess what? They have problems just like everyone else.  And they aren't all happy.

                            Think about it.......how many people do you know that bank their happiness on "If only....." And if only comes around and guess what? They still aren't happy.

                            The point I was trying to make about my landlord was this...she's unhappy. And I have no doubt she spends and spends in an attempt to make herself happy. And it's not working. She's rude, complains about everything, she lies, yells and screams at her dogs, she lives alone and really doesn't have any friends.  And she's a do as I say and not as I do kind of person. So do you really think if she won the lottery all her troubles will fade and she'll be happy? Well maybe if she has a lobotomy LOL!!!!!

                            Just get me thru this so called life......

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                              joker17,

                              Good stuff, interesting. I like that saying you spelled out phoenetically. The only thing you said I question is material things. I think they are really temporary "highs" at best, then they become just another "if only". "If only" I had that car I'd be the happiest person in the world. A month later that "if only" gives into another "if only" and unfotrtunatley some people go through every dime they have before they realize it.

                              Sometimes this "if only" things also includes other people. "If onlly she would date me", etc....which can be a real snare because whenever anyone puts their emotional erll being in the hands of another human they're going to get zonked.

                              ca-dreamin*

                              That landlady sounds like some of the "hi-rollers" in Vegas.

                              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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