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Dorothy Parker

I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.

Social media and success

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.

Millionaire gives away fortune that made him miserable - Telegraph

Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles lyrics


Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(relates to the idea of wining the lottery)

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

Pablo Picasso

“Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.”

Carl Sandburg

“For I don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy me love.”

The Beatles

“Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.”

Henry Fielding


The Essentials of Lettering: A Manual for Students and Designers by Thomas Ewing French.

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9 Reasons You Don't Want to Win the Lottery

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.

But a penchant for life in the fast lane — cocaine, parties, hookers, and cars — put him back at square one in five years. 

Last we heard, the ex-garbageman was hoping to get his old job back. 

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Tirabassi is back in the working class after winning $10 million nine years ago

Tirabassi is back in the working class after winning $10 million nine years ago

In 2004, Sharon Tirabassi, a single mother who had been on welfare, cashed a check from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. for $10,569,00.10 (Canadian).

She subsequently spent her winnings on a “big house, fancy cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, exotic trips, handouts to family, loans to friends” and in less than a decade she’s back riding the bus, working part-time, and living in a rented house.

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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In the NBC New interview, we see a glimpse of how this win has changed their lives when Willie says, “You have to change your whole way of life, but we didn’t want to change the way we lived. We liked the way we lived.”

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