It could be you!

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money burningWe all dream about it and most of us try our luck every week, but would winning the lottery really be as fantastic as we imagine it would be?

I spend ages day-dreaming about what I’d do if I won a few million – the cars I’d buy, the places I’d visit, whether I’d give up work, who I’d give some money to and what countries I would visit first – but I rarely consider the other issues which winning such a huge amount of money would bring with it. For instance, imagine that you had just won ten million on the Lotto – suddenly people who couldn’t care less before would try to become your best friends – all acquaintances and friends would be fighting for your attention to ensure that you take them along with you on your next holiday to Hawaii. Some of the friends who you held dear to your hearts before the win may see green and be lost from your life altogether. It would suddenly be assumed that every meal out with friends or family would be on you (don’t get me wrong, if I had won ten million, I would be happy to take care of the bill each time, but being taken for granted, I can only assume, would become quite annoying). Also, can you imagine the type of people you would get knocking on your door each day? Desperate individuals with no pennies to their name and nothing to loose. Think of the letters you’d receive containing desperate pleas from ‘parents of dying children’ begging for a few thousand pounds to pay for a ‘life-saving operation’. Imagine the death-threats you may find in your letterbox from sickos, jealous that you have won so much money and have offered none to them…

Ok, so a lot of these problems can be resolved quite easily – hire somebody to sort through your mail, get top-end security on your house (or mansion), tell new-fake-friends to take a hike – but what about your quality of life? Could the new found fortune really buy you a better life? Money would be no object anymore. The clothes and possessions which you worked so hard to save up for and buy before, would be mere toys now – nothing would have any real value and surely you would take everything for granted? Shopping for a new outfit wouldn’t be a treat any longer, it would be a chore, and having your hair done in a top salon would no longer be a big deal. What would be left in life to make us happy? What would we do to treat ourselves? Even that feeling of achievement we feel after a hard days work would be gone…

So would winning the lottery really be as great as we all imagine it would? Are we that shallow to believe that sports cars, holiday homes and diamond rings would bring us true happiness? I’m not entirely sure, but to be honest, I wouldn’t mind trying it out, just to see.

 

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About kellycording

Hello, I am the little voice in the corner. The voice which everyone listens to but nobody hears. The voice which people find amusing or interesting, but never take seriously. This is my blog, my virtual stomping ground; a place where my voice is the only one, where I can express my opinions and ideas without fear of being judged. The opinions and ideas expressed here are mine and I am shouting them out loud! Enjoy.

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