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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-03-2020, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Would You Be Happy If You Won The Lotto?


I've been obsessed with the lotto. Thinking it will make me happy.

It will if I become a multimillionaire because I can buy a house or two. I can pay off my brothers apartment and ensure that my folks are financially stress free.

I will help charities.

Other than that, I don't have anyone to celebrate with.
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Yes! I'm sure all my extended family who I'm not close to at all will be more than happy to come celebrate with me.
If I didn't have to work and take crap from people anymore then I would be very happy. That's for sure.
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Yeah cause ppl say money can't buy happiness but I beg to differ cause I'd go live in the Caribbean and be drunk on the beach everynight till death
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Happier than I am now. Because I could spend more of my time doing the things I love and less of it working my arse off to make other people rich.

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Hedonic adaptation would kick in if I didn't use it properly and keep to my values. It would remove some sources of unhappiness though.

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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 08-03-2020, 06:20 PM
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I would still have to deal with all this bipolar crap - and the anxiety. It wouldn't change that at all - in fact it could actually make it worse.

I've had chunks of money here and there. The last serious one was 50 grand that I blew in a few weeks.

Generally speaking though - yes, I would rather have it than not.

There's a saying I like and I've posted it before - money can't buy you happiness but it'll buy you a pretty good yacht that'll sail you up very close to it.
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Yes. Yes I would be happy. The first thing I'd buy is a new car. And I love my house and would like to stay in it for awhile, but I'd spend a pretty penny renovating it. I'm honestly not the mansion-and-a-bentley type. But I'd make myself a hell of a lot more comfortable where I am.
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I will be happy without the lotto

I dont think it would really make me a lot happier. theres not a lot of fun in being given the solution to a bunch of problems. the fun is in trying and failing and suffering

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It would give me the ability to help some specific people, also other people potentially.
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It would make my life about a million times better. I probably wouldn't even want to kill myself anymore.

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I would be able to do more than survive hand to mouth, day to day.
And I would not lose or ruin things because of the banalest thing.

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Happier and more relaxed for the short term.

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yeah, at least temporarily.
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It would certainly make me happier. Especially since I don't play lotto and if I won it without playing it, it would be more than luck.
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Probably not. Only thing I wish I could buy would be a nice house with privacy. But I would still be stunted and alone in ways money cannot fix. I give small amounts to charity now and it doesn't make me feel very good so I doubt a bigger sum would make a difference.
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Probably not. Only thing I wish I could buy would be a nice house with privacy. But I would still be stunted and alone in ways money cannot fix. I give small amounts to charity now and it doesn't make me feel very good so I doubt a bigger sum would make a difference.

i wanted a house for a long time also. but my dad has lived alone for a long time and is miserable, so that made me think twice. i mean i still want one, **** my flatmates. but that doesn't mean it wont also make me miserable.

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Yes. Wealth will likely allow me to cut off and distant from the primary stressor, worries inducer and obstructer in my life. Meanwhile wealth cannot help permanently with loneliness, loneliness right now is really a lesser worry for me at this point.

I will probably just use the wealth to pack my things and disappear into another country to live in peace and solace. Maybe from then on, I will do things to fix my loneliness. With more wealth, allows for easier opportunities to adventure, thus more likely to meet people and create fate.

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Wouldn't be happy necessarily. Less stressed though, definitely relieved.

 
I would hire a financial manager and pay off any debt myself and my immediate family have. Then make sure our NEEDS are met, meaning appropriate housing and transportation (no million dollar housing, normal, middle class suburban housing lol. And Camrys and Accords are the highest end cars I'd EVER buy.) I'd pay for more education for myself, then invest the rest in such a way I can live off the interest the rest of my life. Or maybe draw a $52k salary annually for the rest of my life. I enjoy a simple life and don't need much besides sound mental health to be happy.

Depending on how much I won, once I felt settled a few years down the line, I'd love to do some philanthropic work in causes I care about, mainly mental health and trauma awareness, mental health treatment availability, access to general health care and homelessness.

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