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Will a lotto win bring happiness or satisfaction in your life.

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Posted: February 5, 2015, 7:17 am - IP Logged

I'd like to say a lottery win would bring happiness and satisfaction but someone made a very wise post once when they said when you come into a lot of money you just trade one set of problems for an entirely different set of problems.

True, except the problems that come with money are a lot easier to handle than the problems that arise from having no money. I'd much rather have the money problems.

I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

The odds are about the same.

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    Posted: February 5, 2015, 9:41 am - IP Logged

    It will remove money issues and give me resources left to find happiness and satisfaction.

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      Posted: February 5, 2015, 10:13 am - IP Logged

      It would certainly bring me happiness because I refuse to surround myself with ignorant people. I don't even want a mansion, exotic cars, etc. I just want to live the rest of my life with financial freedom and help the needy.

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        Let me win so I can find out!  I am thinking satisfaction.  There is more happiness in helping others.

        Helping family, friends, church, wounded military and some feel good paying it forwards.

        My wants and needs have changed dramatically since getting older.  A definite move, one new car, maybe a truck for hauling plants/ gardening, living off the grid, having some land, security and peace and quiet and  some travel.  Sounds like a perfect life being low key.  Net $185 mil. Is an awful lot of money  ......   if I were to win, it would be split three ways, but even with that it is still a tremendous amount of money.

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          True, except the problems that come with money are a lot easier to handle than the problems that arise from having no money. I'd much rather have the money problems.

          I Agree! now i gotta go with you on this one makes much sense to me. Imagine all the problems i have that require money that i don't have will stress you out but when you do have it, its much easier to deal with.

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            Posted: February 5, 2015, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

            Mo Money Mo Problems!!

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              Posted: February 5, 2015, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree! now i gotta go with you on this one makes much sense to me. Imagine all the problems i have that require money that i don't have will stress you out but when you do have it, its much easier to deal with.

              That's my view. Those people who can't find happiness and satisfaction with a boatload of money have never been broke.

              Being able to pay for top-notch healthcare, education, being able to empathize with those who have nothing but be in a position to change their lives, having the freedom to do what you want (and love) every single day and not what you have to...oh yes, don't be fooled, money can buy happiness. The happiness isn't in  the money itself, it's that it allows you to do and accomplish the things which bring satisfaction, pride and joy. 

              And as much as I despise the lottery forcing fame on lucky winners, that's still a much better problem to have than being broke. I'll do what the Morrison's did, hire a security detail for a while once my name goes public, then I'll go to another state until the furor dies down. They went to Hawaii for two weeks. Being forced to go to Hawaii, oh yeah, I like rich people problems.

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                That's my view. Those people who can't find happiness and satisfaction with a boatload of money have never been broke.

                Being able to pay for top-notch healthcare, education, being able to empathize with those who have nothing but be in a position to change their lives, having the freedom to do what you want (and love) every single day and not what you have to...oh yes, don't be fooled, money can buy happiness. The happiness isn't in  the money itself, it's that it allows you to do and accomplish the things which bring satisfaction, pride and joy. 

                And as much as I despise the lottery forcing fame on lucky winners, that's still a much better problem to have than being broke. I'll do what the Morrison's did, hire a security detail for a while once my name goes public, then I'll go to another state until the furor dies down. They went to Hawaii for two weeks. Being forced to go to Hawaii, oh yeah, I like rich people problems.

                I agree. When someone is stressing over how to pay the bills, buy food, pay the rent, pay off medical bills etc.,  that definitely can cause a lot of unhappiness in someone's life. A lottery win would solve a lot of problems that many people have and would help with someone living a happier and less stressful life.

                Like the saying goes. I'd rather be rich and unhappy then broke and unhappy.

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                  I agree. When someone is stressing over how to pay the bills, buy food, pay the rent, pay off medical bills etc.,  that definitely can cause a lot of unhappiness in someone's life. A lottery win would solve a lot of problems that many people have and would help with someone living a happier and less stressful life.

                  Like the saying goes. I'd rather be rich and unhappy then broke and unhappy.

                  Hit the nail on the head there

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                    To the OP's question. No, the lottery will not bring you happiness or satisfaction in your life.

                    Money can only give you the opportunity to be happy but there are zero guarantees in life. You could have a billion dollars in the bank and you could be driving around in your 2 million dollar Bugatti Veyron and then get crushed to death by a falling airplane. You think it's impossible? It almost happened to a taxi driver today in Taiwan. 

                    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/transasia-ge235-crash-pictures-show-taxi-driver-hit-by-aircraft-walking-away-from-vehicle-10022618.html

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                      That's my view. Those people who can't find happiness and satisfaction with a boatload of money have never been broke.

                      Being able to pay for top-notch healthcare, education, being able to empathize with those who have nothing but be in a position to change their lives, having the freedom to do what you want (and love) every single day and not what you have to...oh yes, don't be fooled, money can buy happiness. The happiness isn't in  the money itself, it's that it allows you to do and accomplish the things which bring satisfaction, pride and joy. 

                      And as much as I despise the lottery forcing fame on lucky winners, that's still a much better problem to have than being broke. I'll do what the Morrison's did, hire a security detail for a while once my name goes public, then I'll go to another state until the furor dies down. They went to Hawaii for two weeks. Being forced to go to Hawaii, oh yeah, I like rich people problems.

                      This.

                      I've got happiness. Satisfaction.. yes, but not where cost of living is concerned. There's a lot I worry about now and in the future that centers around money. To take that burden away is what a lottery win would do for me.  I've got plenty of 'things'.  I don't have financial security. I'd like for my children to not have to worry about finances either. Or my siblings. To take away those worries would bring more happiness into my life.

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                        Posted: February 5, 2015, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                        True, except the problems that come with money are a lot easier to handle than the problems that arise from having no money. I'd much rather have the money problems.

                        I Agree!

                                               

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                          This.

                          I've got happiness. Satisfaction.. yes, but not where cost of living is concerned. There's a lot I worry about now and in the future that centers around money. To take that burden away is what a lottery win would do for me.  I've got plenty of 'things'.  I don't have financial security. I'd like for my children to not have to worry about finances either. Or my siblings. To take away those worries would bring more happiness into my life.

                          And I'll say "This." to both your post and the one to which you replied.

                          It's an old joke, but while it's true money can't buy happiness, you can definitely afford to rent it after winning a JP.   Sure, I'll worry about the crazies and nutjobs at first, but if someone tries to break into my home for money that's not there but in the bank, I will have an unpleasant surprise for them.  Get plenty of liability insurance on your property and vehicles, you can afford it now.  Unless you hand out cards that say "Multi-Millionaire" with your address and phone # on them, the privacy concerns will lessen after time and then your biggest worry will be hanging onto your money...and I'm gonna sock mine away in the safest places I can and not fret over how much I can make off it.

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                            To the OP's question. No, the lottery will not bring you happiness or satisfaction in your life.

                            Money can only give you the opportunity to be happy but there are zero guarantees in life. You could have a billion dollars in the bank and you could be driving around in your 2 million dollar Bugatti Veyron and then get crushed to death by a falling airplane. You think it's impossible? It almost happened to a taxi driver today in Taiwan. 

                            http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/transasia-ge235-crash-pictures-show-taxi-driver-hit-by-aircraft-walking-away-from-vehicle-10022618.html

                            If you're dead, then your state of happiness is a moot point. 

                            I had a friend who worked for a lottery winner as a private companion / health care worker. The winner had come down with a degenerative disease. Her take was that it was a pretty sad he won all that money and was now sick. She made some comment about the lottery curse. I thought she was nuts. The guy was always going to get the disease, the difference is that now he could afford the best healthcare and around the clock private nurses. That's called a blessing! Something that should be a cause for happiness.

                            It's not that nothing bad ever happens to a lottery winner, it's just that when it does, they're in a much better position to handle those events. If that peace of mind doesn't bring you even a modicum of satisfaction or happiness then something's wrong. As for dying in a freak accident, if it's your time, it's just your time. I guarantee I'll be happy leaving my mansion in that Bugatti  right up to the point of impact

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                              If you're dead, then your state of happiness is a moot point. 

                              I had a friend who worked for a lottery winner as a private companion / health care worker. The winner had come down with a degenerative disease. Her take was that it was a pretty sad he won all that money and was now sick. She made some comment about the lottery curse. I thought she was nuts. The guy was always going to get the disease, the difference is that now he could afford the best healthcare and around the clock private nurses. That's called a blessing! Something that should be a cause for happiness.

                              It's not that nothing bad ever happens to a lottery winner, it's just that when it does, they're in a much better position to handle those events. If that peace of mind doesn't bring you even a modicum of satisfaction or happiness then something's wrong. As for dying in a freak accident, if it's your time, it's just your time. I guarantee I'll be happy leaving my mansion in that Bugatti  right up to the point of impact

                              Most people think if they win a boatload of cash, then they are guaranteed happiness. Money doesn't make people immune to tragic events. That was all I was saying. Nothing more nothing less.