I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.
4: Comparing Yourself with Others
Another downside of our social media relationships can be that our successes feel diminished and our failures amplified.
With the inrush of so much information about how other people are living their lives, or conducting their businesses, it’s easy to feel that we can’t compete. We might also feel some pressure to demonstrate a certain persona, as we know that people are always watching us. It can feel like we’ve traded a real-life rat race for an online one.
(relates to the idea of wining the lottery)
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
“Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.”
“For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.”
“Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.”
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Michael Carroll had a fetish for hookers
Michael Carroll was at his peak when he won Britain’s £9.7 million ($15 million) jackpot in 2002, The Week reports.
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Last we heard, the ex-garbageman was hoping to get his old job back.
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Luckily Tirabassi put some of her windfall in trusts for her six children, who can claim the money when they turn 26.
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