|Posted: September 23, 2015, 1:44 pm - IP Logged|
Hmmmm. I read about many Lotto winners saying "The worst thing was helping ONE and then the others said "What about me or us?"
Most of them say "Don't do it" because it's never enough. But, does it depend on how much they won or does it get down to the individual?
I just know that GUILT would drive me nuts if I didn't help my Bro and my Parents - they've helped me when I needed it. Karma, anyone?
I just know that when I die, I'd rather they say "He was generous when luck found him", instead of "Greedy - he was just greedy."
Just my .02 cents.
Remember the saying "money doesn't change you, it changes everyone around you". When you come into a lot of money, be prepared that someone is going to call you greedy for not giving them what they want all the time. Greedy and cheap is what you'll be called. If you can't accept that, maybe not yet winning has been a Godsend for you. There are far too many broke-but-used-to-be-a-millionaire people walking around today, who have nothing because they didn't want to be labeled as stingy, or greedy or cheap.
Ryan Reynolds just cut off all ties from a close friend he'd had for the last 25 years. This friend tried to sell pictures of Reynolds' newborn baby because Reynolds had stopped giving him money.
Frankly, I'd much rather be falsely accused of being greedy than correctly being labeled a fool. All those riches to rags stories share the same issue in that they helped out a lot of people financially and when they lost their money those people they helped were no where to be found and then they're labeled as idiots because they lost al that money.
I might wake up early and go running. I might also wake up and win the lottery.
The odds are about the same.