I heard about this 1.6 Billion dollar pot that everybody is so hyped about but I don't think winning the Lottery is a good thing.
The Lottery is a scam like all gambling
First of all playing the Lottery is gambling and that's already not already not a good way to try and get ahead in life. It shows you'd rather hope for a miracle instead of woring on yourself and trying to live your life in a good way even if it's hard.
The lottery has also been called a additional tax on the poor because the government always makes way more money than they pay out and it's mostly poor and uneducated people who play the lottery because they get lured in by the promise and don't see the reality.
In Switzerland where I live the profits from the Lottery go towards supporting sports. Since we're not the most sports focused nation at a professional level it's a good way to help support and promote more people getting into sports. There's entire sports centers built only with lottery money and that really makes you think who is really winning here?
Even if you win it's not good luck for you
But even if you win things get even worse then. People can't handle suddenly being rich and being bound by nothing. They don't need to work, they don't need to listen to anybody, they can do whatever they want! But people are not built to live in circumstances like that. If you can have anything you want all the time it becomes very empty and meaningless. What really makes us happy is to work hard for a goal and achieving it, not just getting it handed to us.
Also all the money makes you stop growing as a person because you don't have any incentives anymore. You're already rich so why should you learn new skills or challenge yourself? Just relax and have a drink. In the beginning that might seem fun but later you realise you wasted all that time when you could have been building towards something great. Most people need some incentives to get off their ass and if those are gone they turn into potatos.
Personally if I was handed 1.6 Billion dollars right now I would not quit my job. Because I like my job and I think it's the right thing for me right now. I still have a lot to learn and if I quit now I'm just throwing away a great opportunity. But many people are just waiting for the chance to quit. The question is if you hate your life and your job that much that you just want to throw everything away as soon as you can why is that? And can you do something now to change that instead of hoping for a 1/300 000 000 chance ? Work on the thing you can change yourself instead of having dollar signs in your eyes!
This idea that money solves all your problems is pretty widespread but it really bothers me because it's so untrue. Most lottery winners end up broke, some drug addicted, some scammed, some just waste their money on things they don't need etc.
After the NFL draft the rookies have to go to this presentation about the risks of the new money and fame etc. The guy tells them there's more future drug addicts in this room than future millionaires.
Because it's just a reality that most people can't handle it.
If you live your life well, you don't need money to be successful
I believe is those few people who actually don't blow their money and don't fall into the many traps that are laid out for lottery winners would have found success anyway. They didn't need the money from the lottery because they have the skills and the habits to live a successful life. Some people who have become successful say you could take everything they own and they could get there again. And I believe that is true. Maybe it would be very hard but it's not the money that's really valuable it's the skills, the knowledge, the decision making ability, and the habits of how you life your life that will decide how it turns out not random chance. We all have the chance to improve every day and that's worth more than any Lottery Jackpot in the past or the future.
P.S. When I put in the first song about money there was this line that popped into my head. Money money money is the poison potion. I couldn't remember right away where it was from but I figured it out. This song is so amazing! Especially the instrumental and the hook from Nate Dogg R.I.P. He was one of the most underrated artists. I still love listening to his music not just collabs but his solo stuff too. This song is also about fame and money and what it does to you so it fits perfectly here and it's so chill that it's a nice way to end anything. Peace.
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Honestly... yeah. Money can be really dangerous. In my opinion, it's not a good idea to participate in the lottery.
However, if one were to win the lottery, there are smart ways to deal with the money and make it work for you. It's probably a good idea to keep your job, just to keep from being bored. I've had this conversation with a friend before, and she said she'd quit her job and buy a hobby farm, which is a pretty cool idea too.
There's also this thing I've seen on Pinterest/Tumblr that's a smart way to deal with it,, though i'm not sure how realistic it is.
Another thought... what if, instead of being big jackpots, the lottery was just lots of little $1000 jackpots? Then lots of people could profit, and I think it's a whole lot less destructive to have a sudden 1k then 1 billion. It's just enough to start to help pay off a car or a college loan or something