It is finally here! Taylor's and Helene's Blogtober challenge has arrived, and I am thrilled.
Here is the deal: we all try to blog every.single.day in October, including weekends. It's totally bananas, and I for one can't guarantee that I will be able to do it - but let's not start talking defeat on the first day, okay? Let's get this party started! Are you with us?
Today's prompt: If you won the lottery you would
How often have you fantasized about that possibility? If you are like me, many, many times. But while it may be fun to go shopping for a day and buy whatever your heart desires (and pay off all the debt!), I always feel that winning the lottery could do more harm than good. Let me explain:
1. Work sucks, no doubt about it. I go because they pay me, and the minute I win the big bucks, I would quit. But once in a while, you also get some satisfaction out of it, and it makes you feel good inside. No really, it's true. There are several things I would miss out on if I didn't work: patients telling me I'm good at my job (best feeling ever!); fun with co-workers; the satisfaction of a job well done; all the free food. Even though I wouldn't need free food if I was rich... oh, who am I kidding, free food always tastes better, right?
2. Not that I have ever been in that situation, but you always hear that famous and/or rich people have a hard time determining who their real friends are. Fame and wealth attract a whole whack of parasites, and that is pretty sad. Quality over quantity, real over fake!
3. If we would have a couple of extra millions lying around, I'm pretty sure we would end up on an episode of animal hoarding. My husband couldn't help himself - he would buy all the animals!
4. But the most important reason: Paydays.
I'm not convinced.
That's why I don't play the lottery.
Do you hope to win the lottery? What would you do? Tell us!