We all fantasize about getting rich. Just think how much our lives would change if we didn’t have to
work, if we had no limitations on spending money! How wonderful it would be to live a life of leisure
and to travel as much as we desired. But is getting rich all that it’s hyped up to be? Let’s do a reality
Getting rich quick is, for most of us, just a pipe dream. It rarely happens. Does that mean we should stop
dreaming? No, of course not. There are a number of ways you can quickly come into a lot of money:
- Inherit a fortune. But, how many of us have a very rich uncle?
- Visit a casino. We know the house has the advantage. Still, it can be quite thrilling to sit down at a blackjack table or hear the coins dropping when you win on a slot machine.
- Play the lottery. The odds of winning a huge lottery ackpot may seem insurmountable, but eventually someone does manage to win. Geography is no long a barrier to lottery play. You can purchase official lottery tickets with an online ticket purchasing service such as the Lotter.com
- Invest in a startup. You would need to start off with good deal of cash before you can start making business investments And venture capital is a very risky business
What happens when you do get rich? As someone once said, “Being rich is better than not being rich,
but it’s not nearly as good as you imagine it is.”
The good side of being rich is that you no longer have to worry about your daily expenses and your
retirement is financially secure. In fact, you don't have to work at all if you don’t want to, although
surprisingly, many big lottery winners choose to continue their regular day jobs. Being rich means you
can take time off to travel and live in a house of your choosing. You can ensure your family’s financial
well-being including your children’s education. Life is easier when you don’ have to worry about money.
But there is a downside to being rich as well. For sure the tax man will want a share of your financial
windfall. Fortunes can come and go, sometimes as quickly as they arrived. Your relationships with family
and friends will most definitely change, and not always for the better. Along the way you will meet
people who only want you for your money. Dangers of being rich including spending out of control,
substance abuse, and the feeling that you will never have enough of anything.
Getting rich quickly doesn’t really change you. If you were happy before, you will be happy with a lot of
money. If you were a jerk before, you will still be a jerk. And more importantly, as the slogan goes,
money can’t buy you love or happiness.
Maybe we’ve incorrectly defined what it means to get rich. Instead of focusing on accumulating material
wealth, we should work to improve our lives. We should find the ways to be happy with what we
already have, or with what we are capable of achieving. After all, there are some things in life that are
better than being rich. And if we set our minds on these personal goals, we can become rich very quickly
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