Blast From The Past – Money vs Happiness

There are weeks where the potential lottery win is incredibly high. So high that I often wonder if you’d ever be able to spend all the money or if you would live a life without any financial worries… or if you’d actually manage to burn through it… It has happened. People manage to spend all of their incredible win. Amounts you’d think would last for generations. So while I’m wondering about the sum that one lucky winner might take home next and what they’d do with it, I remembered this post I’d like to share with you today as a Blast From The Past…

Have you every thought about what you would do if you would win in the lottery? I mean win big time? Like multiple millions? Have you thought about what it would change for you besides suddenly having to deal with a big amount of money? Sometimes I do.

When I do I think about the kind of house I would buy. Honestly, it wouldn’t be a crazy mansion. Just a good size house with space for all of us. And space outside. I would definitely buy a house. And then? Well, I don’t know really. I wrote about this before here and I really find the subject thought provoking.

I would put aside an equal amount of money for our kids. In a way that it would make more money, be well invested. I would invest another block of money and then give some to a charity of some sort.

And then, usually, when I’m at that point, I start thinking what would really change if I would win a s…load of money. Could I really control myself? Or would I spend it all on silly stuff. Stuff that we don’t really need.

What I truly need is my family. Is the fact that everyone is happy and healthy.

And I wonder: If I win in the lottery, will that lead to some sort of in-balance in my life? Is it like with a seesaw and if one side suddenly gets more the other side is no longer balanced? Will one side have to give in order to get balance back? Will it be a little war between money and happiness? Or is there a chance that everything can be perfect? Am I going too far, am I overthinking it? Would it be possible that we win in the lottery in a financial way and in regards to our life as well? Can we have it all?

While walking with my friend today and talking about this huge potential win for someone out there (tonight there were 70million in the draw) all those thoughts crossed my mind.

Would it be possible to win 70million and still be a happy family, still spend the time the way we spend it, enjoying each others company and having fun together or would the money eventually have an impact on us? Would be be able to keep both feet on the ground or would we suddenly lift off and lose control? Would the universe still be good to us and watch over us, allowing us to be happy, to be together and to be healthy.

Maybe it’s crazy to think about all of this. Maybe those are all crazy thoughts. Who knows. Maybe in the moment you realize that you won such an amount you forget about all of it and on the other side, when you realize that you did not win, you just appreciate what you have and you continue being happy about it.

4 thoughts on “Blast From The Past – Money vs Happiness

  1. My husband and I have had similar conversations…especially when those huge payouts start. I think we both came to the conclusion we just don’t know what would happen. We can say everything before we win but when we do it changes the perspective on everything.

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