If You Won The Lottery…

What would you do with the money? Let’s say $100 million.

This question has been asked so many times and I feel most people come up with many different extravagant ideas, which is mostly material possessions. Nothing wrong with that. I wouldn’t mind spending a good chunk of money getting my Jeep Wrangler rigged up to par with some good old off-roading fun!

But really…what would I do?

I would buy experiences and pretty much anything that didn’t lose it’s value over time. To me this is traveling and donating to charities of my choice. How could any of these possibly lose their value? Instead, they increase value because they are priceless. Plus, I’m all about balance in life. I didn’t earn the money so because I won it, it would be ethical to share/split it between me and people who actually need the money. Of course, I would keep half because winning the lottery is a gift and giving it all away is like giving away a Christmas gift someone gave to you. It’s rude and bad karma. Money is energy and I believe if you use it ethically, you’ll reap the rewards.

Traveling has always been something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid. I was a military brat and I remember getting so excited about the possibility of traveling and meeting new people whenever my dad was stationed somewhere. But nope, I grew up in good old Twentynine Palms, California. Cool place though. The north entrance into the Joshua Tree National Park is located there. I highly recommend visiting this awesome place. There’s so many areas to hike, camp and star gaze! The sky is always clear out there in the evenings and it’s beautiful!

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So yeah, traveling has been something I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid. I’ve done some, but not enough. It never gets old. There’s so many places to explore! It’s awesome and the experiences you gain from them are worth much more than spending money on extravagant material possessions like large fancy houses, luxury vehicles, and anything else that appears to be worth a lot of money. Those things fade in value after some time and of course leads to wanting something newer, bigger and of more value. It’s a never ending process, which leads to depression. I guess that’s why they say most people who win the lottery end up broke and depressed.

So what would you do if you won $100 million?

Photo: Taken by me at Cap Rock in the Joshua Tree National Park.

via Daily Prompt: Extravagant

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2 thoughts on “If You Won The Lottery…

  • Ha, I just wrote a post about this daily prompt and said I don’t strive to be rich, but if I ever did come by that much money I would create a whole village of homes for people that didn’t have any and set up programs so they could feel useful and needed. Get them back on their feet. I wouldn’t travel around because I don’t like to travel.

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    • Haha, yeah traveling isn’t for everyone but I love it because there’s always somewhere new to explore and learn about. That’s awesome what you would do with all that money! It always feels good when you give to those who are in need.

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