Lotteryitis has swept the land. What drives people to spend their hard earned cash on a lottery ticket?
When times are tough, and we are continually struggling to get in command of our financial lives , a little fantasy goes a long way to feeling better. For most Americans, believing in the American Dream, to have a future that is better than, or a step up from, your parent's lifestyle, is a fantasy frought with anxiety and confusion. Or worse, powerlessness and despair. So try a little lottery ticket, put aside what you really need to do to get your life on track, and be part of something bigger than your problems. After all, someone will win, and even if it is not you, it may be someone like yourself, someone in your situation that you can identify with and cheer on.
It is time for all of us to re-think our values about the spending, saving, and sharing of money. What better time than now to review and reinvent your life objectives so that you can spend your time doing what you need to do, and doing what you want to do to live a life that is driven by your most important values, passions, and capacities, not by fear or worship of money. We have learned that people who have Affluence Intelligence understand that having money produces choices: it is a tool to use, not an end goal, not happiness. Our blessings and good wishes to the winner of this Mega Lottery, and our blessings and best wishes to everyone who bought a ticket, didn't win, and feels down again. Like a drug or alcohol, the benefit of buying the ticket is short-lived. The answer is in you: exercise your Affluence Intelligence, and make your decisions from the inside out!