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Can winning the lottery truly buy ultimate happiness?

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smithfield
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Posted: March 3, 2016, 10:44 am - IP Logged

Being a African American i would say yes in this case. People say that money can't buy happiness , but  tell that to people are living pay check to pay check like most everyone is.  Alot people say that don't want to deal the other family members that come out out of their caves , that want a piece of want u have.  I am good in saying no but hell no.  I would help the immediate family mom and dad , but cousins and others, i would tell them to go kick rocks! Its a task in itself to win the lottery , once u have people think they are entitled just because they are related to u . Money does buy happiness depending who u ask. If u ask anyone would they rather win the lottery and maybe be miserable and have anything he or she wants, or be struggling with living pay to to pay check and be happy. As for myself i will take the money everytime if i had to choose. So winning the lottery now a days , from the black perspective is the only alternative for alot of people of different races. Lets be honest blacks and other minorities don't get the same opportunities as other races do.  Anyone that disputes that is living in denial! My day is coming and when it does , the word of the day will be no all day everyday.

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    Posted: March 3, 2016, 11:06 am - IP Logged

    You wouldn't have to worry about money as much anymore or paying bills.  You can quit your job and be more happy there.  I'd rather be miserably rich than miserably poor.

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      Posted: March 3, 2016, 11:09 am - IP Logged

      I agree with u 100%. But some people don't see that way

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        Posted: March 3, 2016, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

        Yes it can. The idea of never having to worry about money again and finally chasing a dream in life certainly would be happiness for me

        People that usually try to say "Money doesn't buy happiness" have usually never actually had to live without money and the struggles that come with it

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          Posted: March 3, 2016, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

          The Secret to Happiness is Helping Others: Family First then Friends!

          http://time.com/4070299/secret-to-happiness/

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/international-day-of-happiness-helping-_n_6905446.html

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

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            Posted: March 3, 2016, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

            If winning the lottery brings unhappiness, I want the be unhappiest man in the world.  Yes, winning the lottery can buy ultimate happiness if you have the mental fortitude and knowledge to handle the new found wealth.   Give me a few millions dallas and I'll show you what happiness is all about.

            Regarding helping extended family and friends, I go to every single one of them with a shxtty face before claiming the JP and tell them that I am broke, suffering and was at the hospital all night sick and worried because of the stress of not being able to pay my rent.  I ask them to lend me some money to help pay my rent or let me crash on their couch for a week.  If they say no and I know they have the means to help, they get nothing.  If they help, even with $1 or felt concerned, I'd give them $1K-20K each, depending on whether they are family or not.  That will weed out the extended arms after I get the money.

            "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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              Posted: March 3, 2016, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

              No, money can't buy happiness. It is, however, very good for avoiding certain causes of unhappiness.

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                HyperI dont really know but let me win so I can test the theory !

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                  HyperI dont really know but let me win so I can test the theory !

                  LOL

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                    Posted: March 3, 2016, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Ultimate happiness? Define it. I say no.  However, it can buy happiness which allows you the ability to achieve ultimate happiness. Personally, I would just settle to be happy by not having to worry about bills, being able to travel, pursue hobbies, and to perform works of charity. That's enough for me.

                     Hurray!

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                      Posted: March 3, 2016, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes unfortunately money can bring happiness as a Catholic I'm suppose to believe money is evil. But face it money pays the bills and puts food on the table and a peace of mind that you have a roof over your head. Also winning the lottery allows you to buy or do things you never could do with empty pockets.

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                        Posted: March 3, 2016, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                        Money is a tool to use. Money itself doesn't create happiness. 

                        You can use money for things that can reduce/eliminate debts, and purchase things that make your life easier, or for things that you enjoy that entertain you.

                        I feel like happiness isn't material. No material thing makes the passing of a loved one easier (for me any way). So, I don't see money being a fix-all.

                        I feel happiness now, and I am not a lottery winner. Are there varied levels of happy? Can you not be ultimately happy without winning a large amount of money? That'd be ultimately crappy!!

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                          Dance YES Dance

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                            Posted: March 3, 2016, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                            You wouldn't have to worry about money as much anymore or paying bills.  You can quit your job and be more happy there.  I'd rather be miserably rich than miserably poor.

                            Yes MotoX2 - but that wasnt what was asked.  What was asked was would you rather be miserable & rich or happy & poor.  With those 2 options I would have to choose happy & poor.

                            However, while I do not think that money = happiness.  Money does = less stress and more opportunities.

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                              Posted: March 3, 2016, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes MotoX2 - but that wasnt what was asked.  What was asked was would you rather be miserable & rich or happy & poor.  With those 2 options I would have to choose happy & poor.

                              However, while I do not think that money = happiness.  Money does = less stress and more opportunities.

                              Yes, and since I have already lived happy and poor, shame on me if I can't handle the increase in money.