For a long time I have always said I would hate to win the lottery. For me making money and the challenge of doing business is what keeps me going, if I won the lottery and had no reason to get out of bed I would cease to exist – I cannot think of anything worse.
Whenever I talk about this with anyone I normally talk about how A List Celebrities and Highly Paid Sports People enjoy the money to begin with, get everything they need and then run out of “thrills” – thats when the problems start. They turn to Drugs & Gambling for their thrills. We only have to look at the likes of Charlie Sheen and his recent #Winning Antics to see how so much money can nearly kill you. How many people do we know that have lots of money but still have lots of problems – their just different kinds of problems.
I have always said that they wont find happiness until they lose it all and then “find themselves” again. (if they survive)
I completely buy into the philosophy of “givers gain” but I had never thought about it in a non business way before. (that’s the entrepreneur in me) But today I found the following video where Bill and Melinda Gates talk about the Gates Foundation where they use the squillions of dollars they have to Help Others in unfortunate circumstances. I am certain the buzz and the thrill of helping eradicate diseases in 3rd world countries is much better than the next line of coke or gambling win.
A really great interview :