I’m sure just about everybody has fantasied about what they would do if they were to win the lottery. It feels good to think about magically being absolved of so much struggle in life. Seeing as so many people’s problems revolve around money.
If you were to win, you could truly live your life to the beat of your own drum. However you feel like spending your days, is how you spend your days. There are very few people who have this luxury. Most people who have that level of money enjoy spending their time doing something that makes them a lot of money, which explains how they have so much money.
In order for most people to make a living, they are forced to spend a high percentage of their time doing something they don’t enjoy. For these people winning the lottery would be truly life changing. The quality of their life would change instantly because they will spend much less time doing something they don’t want to be doing.
If Fred wins the lottery and is happiest spending most of his time playing video games, then Fred will spend most of his time playing video games. Or if somebody else is happiest helping people, or competing at a sport, or whatever.
I believe money doesn’t buy happiness in some ways, but how could the freedom of how we can spend our time not impact our happiness.
Its clear how beneficial winning the lottery would be for so many people. The lottery companies are well aware of this. Their marketing revolves around this fact. These companies are experts at manipulating the emotions of people that would benefit significantly from hitting their jackpot.
Just like any money-making organization, lottery companies are out to take your money. It would be great to win, but you wont. Or to rephrase that, you have virtually no chance. The odds are so low its just not worth spending the money, or the emotion.
putting any of your hope that you will be the lucky 1 in 15 million, is not worth it. For people that are unhappy with their lives, it’s a cop out, a fantasy, a pipedream of a solution to fix your life by doing virtually nothing.
All you have to do is spend a small amount of your money, and you have a chance to solve all your problems. It’s a trap, Its not worth any of your time.
In order to realistically improve your life, you have to put the work in. Its going to take a lot more then spending 10$ a month on a magical ticket. If you want to spend your time doing something you enjoy, you can do it without winning against impossible odds.
Distracting yourself from putting the work in is very easy to fall into. The fantasy of winning the lottery is an easy way to do it. Its just not worth it.
People would be much better served putting their emotions into something that can realistically improve their lives. Your better off to put your well being into your own hands, not impossible odds.