Monday, May 7, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Magical Forest ~ 6 of Wands

When the dream becomes reality it often happens we don't know what to do with it, we are too accustomed to the not dream.

I'm reminded by this card the average lifespan of a big lottery winner's money is five years. At that point they are often worse off than when they won. One-third of big winners go bankrupt. Hard to believe but statistics bear me out. Be nice to see if thee and me beat the odds. Of course  a ticket must be purchased. Oops.

"I can still recall old Mr. Barnslow getting out every morning and nailing a fresh load of tadpoles to the old board of his. Then he'd spin it round and round like a wheel of fortune, and no matter where it stopped he'd yell out, 'Tadpoles, Tadpoles is the winner'. We all thought he was crazy. But then we had some growing up to do." ~ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

1 comment:

  1. Haha, I love how bug-eyed they are. It's all WE WON HOLY CRAP DO YOU THINK THIS IS REAL???

    It seems like most people who win the lottery don't have a lot of financial literacy (which makes sense, as it's not really a wise investment, although many things in life that we spend money on aren't, haha) so they're ill equipped to deal with the reality of having a lot of money.

    It reminds me of how a gain not only feels more rewarding when you've worked up to it over time, but how it will likely last longer because as you acquire the skills to accomplish your goal you also acquire the knowledge to sustain it.



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