Would you Still Work if you won Big On the Lottery?
It’s a tricky question isn’t? your totally honest answer would probably be similar to Karen St John “ABSOLUTELY NOT…WHY TAKE AJOB FROM SOMEONE,IF YOU DONT NEED IT”
Or something like ““Hell, no, are you serious?”
Winning big at the lottery is something many of us wish would happen, after all, getting rich, fast, is what many of us believe is the answer to many of our problems. It’s precisely the reason why thousands all over the country cling to the thought of someday getting lucky, even if the nearly insurmountable odds are stacked against them—I read somewhere that you’re more likely to get struck by lightning twice in one day that to win the lottery.
But whether you believe in the lottery or not, try to place yourself in the shoes of someone who just struck it rich through the lotto. What would you do with your winnings? Would you buy a new house? How about a new car? Go on a much needed perma-holiday? Donate a percentage of your jackpot to charity? More importantly, would you even keep your daily 9 to 5 job, seeing as how you just possibly won more cash than you were likely to earn throughout your entire lifetime?
I asked this exact question on my Facebook page, but I never expected to get so many responses. Perhaps the idea of getting lucky and rich right away seems to strike a chord amongst many people. Anyway, here are some of the answers I received.
From St. Pariah “Yes, but the work I’d do wouldn’t be 9-5. I would do a bunch of different things, just to learn the skills.
Kathleen Taylor Ewers opines, “Yes, cause my purpose doesnt come from money…so one way or another I’d work, so I would be all I am created to be.”
Karen St John answered “ABSOLUTELY NOT…WHY TAKE AJOB FROM SOMEONE,IF YOU DONT NEED IT”
And as for me, Yes I would Still work. What worth is the money gained through luck – it might as well go the way it came. Work can help me retain and achieve the success which cannot be drained off in any way. Honestly speaking, money is not a real wealth. Knowledge and hard-work only gives us a real wealth. So I would still work. I would be finding new ways on how to invest some of my fortune. I would still work After I floated down from cloud nine I think I would still hold my basic belief that achievement and purposeful work are essential to a happy, productive life. After all, if money alone bought happiness, then all rich people would be all happy, and that’s not true.
If you asked me, completely quitting your day job can either be a bad or good move. For many people, having money allows them to pursue their true interests in life, instead of being chained to a job they resent, so the money can lead to a much-needed career change. This is something echoed by St. Pariah, who writes, “A common reason why many people don’t do for a living what they love to do is that they lack the resources to manifest it as a source of income.”
On the other hand, quitting your job and not doing anything at all in its place just because you’re now rich is a foolhardy move. The world’s richest self-made people got to where they are now because they worked hard for it, and despite their riches, they still continue to busy themselves with work or whatever it is that interests them. This should be your goal in life—to pursue a career that you truly love and are willing to pour your all into.
What about you? what are you thought? would you still work if you won millions of dollars in the lottery? Share Your answer in the comment below.
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