Working on my websites all day with the news on in the background, I learned that nearly everyone who has the opportunity is buying a Mega Millions lottery ticket for the big drawing tomorrow. With a prize of nearly a half billion dollars, it led all of the news programs and some places were selling tickets at a rate of 14,000 per hour. That's a lot of dreams.
Then I asked myself what I would do if I actually WON the lottery and I quickly concluded that I really would not want to win it. I mean really really not want it. Which sounds weird because everyone wants more money but I am so happy with my life right now that I think that winning that much money would would make my life much more complicated and perhaps even unhappy. Now if a friend won it and wanted to send me $100,000 that would be nice. A little extra money is always nice because it is like a treat, but hundreds of millions of dollars seems more like a large anchor around your neck with you teetering on the edge of a bridge. Definitely not a happy place to be.
So I will cheer on other people who buy lottery tickets (well maybe not cheer exactly as lottery tickets are really just a tax on the desperate and those who can't do math) and be happy that I am quite content with my life as it is.
On an odd note, did you know that you can't even buy these lottery tickets in Nevada? Go figure...