Count your blessings — 14 Comments

  1. “It is said that money can’t buy happiness, I don’t know about anyone else but I wouldn’t mind trying to find out”

    I can’t remember who said it first but I agree with it.

  2. To be honest, I would be scared to have that much.

    We are taught by society that money is the ultimate goal. While we all need enough to live on, amounts like that are ridiculous. I would probably just throw it in a bank and forget about it. I am very happy with my life as it is.

    OK, it would be nice to have the wee extension we have planned and are saving for, and it would be nice to supplement the pension a little, but I wouldn’t move or change car or anything like that.

    I have seen first hand the damage that too much money can do, and it’s not a pretty sight.

  3. Your extension is a good point. You would most likely appreciate it a lot more after waiting for so long rather than just deciding on it and ringing the builder that day.

    I wonder what amount could be considered too much?

  4. Herself and I have often idled over this one.

    The general consensus is that 50 to 100 thousand would not only give us the extension, but would provide that nice little boost to the pension.

    The only reason we would like a LOT of money is to stash it away in trust for the grandson, as he is handicapped and will need it.

  5. ‘I have seen first hand the damage that too much money can do, and it’s not a pretty sight.’

    Every time you go to the village they are Trying to park their SUV’s on the pavement at weird angles.

  6. Apart from that 🙂

    No. I have seen a very happy person become a very isolated depressed person. We were great friends, until he made a LOT of money. His personality changed and he is a very unhappy camper.

  7. I save for everything now. No credit cards, no loans, no hp. I am happier for it. When I buy something now it is mine all mine, not mine in 6/12 months.

  8. Grandad,

    They had a show on our TV here about various lottery winners and how they made out with all that money.
    Of the 10 people they featured, all but one went broke and the others were constantly drunk or worse, and NONE were happy.
    As you said, the one who didn’t go broke is the one who set up a foundation for special needs children and even she isn’t happy with the way the foundation is being run. People who were poor and happened to win millions bought 12 cars and 4 homes and all did crazy things that alienated people from them.
    The main point of the program was that no matter how much these winners gave to family and friends it was NEVER enough. Everyone wanted more and finally there was no more.
    And when the money was gone, so were the so called friends!

  9. We lived for years [decades] with a big mortgage, bank loans, credit union loans and credit card loans. It was a nightmare. If we still had those, they would be the things I would really use the win on.

    Now we have no loans and will never borrow again [except maybe in an extreme emergency]. If we want something, we save for it, and appreciate it all the more when we get it.

    Money is a curse more than a blessing. If you have enough to live on, then be happy.

  10. grand dad I would be willing to make the sacrifice and take the ticket from you and i would make sure my name sake was well looked after

  11. Grandad, I’m up for a cut, I’m already lonely and depressed so it’s no biggie.

    Sean if you don’t want the full burden of 16 mill, perhaps I can help. Just 5 would do . . .

  12. The ticket is gone. I found some poor sap to take it.

    Baino – It’s better to be lonely and depressed than to be lonely, depressed, friendless, hooked on cocaine and probably alcohol too. And how can you be lonely with all us poor saddos writing to you?

  13. €16 milllion would definitely be a burden and I for one am happy that I didn’t win the lotto. Although if I won €100,000 I probably won’t say no. 🙂

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