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If I win the lottery...

July 6, 2011 0

That’s quite possibly my favourite line of the week.

If I win the lottery, I’ll donate to schools.

If I win the lottery, I’ll sponsor medication.

If I win the lottery, I’ll rescue abused animals.

If I win the lottery, I’ll feed the homeless.

So IF you win the lottery, only THEN you’ll help others?

For those of you who have said such things in the past, forgive me if I’ve misunderstood your intention. Perhaps you do already do nice things for others, and if you win the lottery you’ll do more.

But for everyone else who uses such words – how about saying “When I have made myself self-sufficient, I’ll…”? Doesn’t that make you more responsible for your actions, and give you a good motivation to work towards wealth?

Or perhaps you’d really rather leave it to chance, because you don’t really want to help others.

And maybe it’s more about your motivation, because I know plenty of people who do a lot of things for other people, but they aren’t wealthy.

Sometimes I really wonder if people know what they’re saying.

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