If you won the lottery…Posted: November 19, 2010
…what would you do? Would it change you? Is there something you know for sure you would never do? And if money is really only paper and we determine it’s value then how come our world (and sometimes happiness) revolves around it? Sure you can buy more things with money, go on vacation, have a unique experience, not have to work etc etc but then how come not all rich people are happy? Why is it so hard for us to enjoy and appreciate what we have instead of obsessing over what we don’t have? And is money really THAT important? What happened to being innovative and resourceful? Drive to work today, I saw a license plate that read THRIFTY and next to it a bumper stick that read “debt is normal, be weird” and I thought “life is too short, I’d rather be in debt”.
My father used to say “Money: I never have it and I never run out”. That attitude certainly killed any chance or desire of mine to get rich but it sure helped me put a value on money.
What’s your attitude towards money? How does it affect your day to day decisions? Are you happy?