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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: November 26, 2012, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

Ok so say you won "The big jackpot" Wednesday night.....as a new winner would you feel obligated to help people less fortunate than you?? Like for instance someone writes you or calls and says they can't pay their mortage......would you "bail" them out?? Or just bail? Can't people just keep on paying their bills and hope someone will help them or should we as potential lottery jackpot winners just bail folks out...You all know my motto by now....

 

I HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!!!!!!!

Green laughI am already taking care of the less motivated, through forced taxation.

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    With a win the size of this week's jackpot, I would help the "needy" to the tune of millions in total - but not to strangers who ask directly.  All would be done through recognized charities, primarily local charities that have a good record of screening for genuine need.  (I believe locals can do a much better job of that and do so at a lower cost than the federal government!)  Top on my list would be setting up scholarships for students in the communities I've lived. Next would come donations to libraries, to my local animal welfare group and in a much lower amount to several other specific local groups.  Most of these would be set up as a permanent endowment whereby only the income would go to support the individual charities each year.

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      Posted: November 27, 2012, 1:20 am - IP Logged

      Ok so say you won "The big jackpot" Wednesday night.....as a new winner would you feel obligated to help people less fortunate than you?? Like for instance someone writes you or calls and says they can't pay their mortage......would you "bail" them out?? Or just bail? Can't people just keep on paying their bills and hope someone will help them or should we as potential lottery jackpot winners just bail folks out...You all know my motto by now....

       

      I HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!!!!!!!

      Good luck with this, billionaire2bee. I once posted a thread asking if you won a JP would you feel obligated to quit your job in order to make room for someone who really needed a job.

      That word obligated seems to be a sting word that people react to in extremes. Most of the replies were, "I ain't obligated to do anything".

      Let's see what happens now.

      Lurking

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

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      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: November 27, 2012, 1:50 am - IP Logged

        it won't be your choice to give money away. The government will take your money and redistribute it to people they think are more deserving and the government won't take no for an answer.

        So true. Spot on! Ha..ha.

        Play to win!

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          Posted: November 27, 2012, 9:51 am - IP Logged

          Good luck with this, billionaire2bee. I once posted a thread asking if you won a JP would you feel obligated to quit your job in order to make room for someone who really needed a job.

          That word obligated seems to be a sting word that people react to in extremes. Most of the replies were, "I ain't obligated to do anything".

          Let's see what happens now.

          Lurking

          I, too, was turned off by the word "obligated," though I answered as though I was not.  It is not as though I would feel obligated to donate large amounts to charity such as scholarships, but rather that it would give me joy to be in a position to do so.


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            Posted: November 27, 2012, 9:55 am - IP Logged

            "Bailing" people out usually hurts them more than helps them...........


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              Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:01 am - IP Logged

              Good luck with this, billionaire2bee. I once posted a thread asking if you won a JP would you feel obligated to quit your job in order to make room for someone who really needed a job.

              That word obligated seems to be a sting word that people react to in extremes. Most of the replies were, "I ain't obligated to do anything".

              Let's see what happens now.

              Lurking

              We are all obligated to eat, sleep and pay taxes........ Most other things are optional....


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                Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                I, too, was turned off by the word "obligated," though I answered as though I was not.  It is not as though I would feel obligated to donate large amounts to charity such as scholarships, but rather that it would give me joy to be in a position to do so.

                We are only obligated to fulfil obligations that we are truly obliged to fulfil........Crazy


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                  Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                                 Let It All Out

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                    Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                                   Let It All Out

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                      Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                      We are only obligated to fulfil obligations that we are truly obliged to fulfil........Crazy

                      True, but many people seem to feel shamed into doing things they would really rather not do.  Thus, their sense of feeling obligated, even though they are not.  Don't you know people like that?  I certainly do.

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                        Posted: November 27, 2012, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                        If I won a huge amount...of course, I'd help my family....if I knew valid reasons for help, I think

                        that I really would try to do something...we have had many unemployed and hardships in my family,

                        and I really don't know anyone with enough that you feel you could ask them for help...so you

                        just keep plugging away...and hope that lady luck could be on your side in some way.

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                          Posted: November 27, 2012, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                          True, but many people seem to feel shamed into doing things they would really rather not do.  Thus, their sense of feeling obligated, even though they are not.  Don't you know people like that?  I certainly do.

                          I know people like that too, and they think their sense of obligation should apply to others.  If they feel obliged, then there's something wrong with you (greed, stupidity, hate, etc.) if you refuse to feel obliged.

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                            Posted: November 27, 2012, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                            Ok so say you won "The big jackpot" Wednesday night.....as a new winner would you feel obligated to help people less fortunate than you?? Like for instance someone writes you or calls and says they can't pay their mortage......would you "bail" them out?? Or just bail? Can't people just keep on paying their bills and hope someone will help them or should we as potential lottery jackpot winners just bail folks out...You all know my motto by now....

                             

                            I HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!!!!!!!

                            Answering the original post.

                            I wouldn't bail out individuals.  I ALSO HAVE NO PROBLEM SAYING NO!!!!!!!  Razz 

                            I would give large amounts to a few non-profits that deal with issues I have a soft spot for.  I'm not sure I'd feel obligated to do that.  I think I'd do it just because I want to, but it's possible I've been so thoroughly conditioned to believe I should, that I just THINK I want to.  Hmmm, I'll let you know for sure after my visit with my shrink later this week.


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                              Posted: November 27, 2012, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                              Good luck with this, billionaire2bee. I once posted a thread asking if you won a JP would you feel obligated to quit your job in order to make room for someone who really needed a job.

                              That word obligated seems to be a sting word that people react to in extremes. Most of the replies were, "I ain't obligated to do anything".

                              Let's see what happens now.

                              Lurking

                              That's why I used it....I was trying to find a "buzz" word if you will.........that would make people take notice and respond after hopefully thinking about the word "obligated" and what I really meant by using it.....Think about it.......you just won more money than you could ever EARN in thirty lifetimes much less this one.....would you feel some sense of obligation to help those who have it much harder than you especially since now you could give and give ( within reason) and it would never hurt????............Think about it people......I know I'm the master at saying no....but even this one would have me stopping and thinking........