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    After the USA Mega Millions lottery, I cant stop thinking about how lucky the winners have become. Also I was reading about hedge fund managers earning up to $4bn annualy and I have become angry that I have to work my a** off to obtain a good salary and enjoy life:mad:.

    I feel like spending all my savings on lottery tickets hoping I am able to win.

    How do you cope with this? I am finding this especially difficult in the last few days. I've never encountered these emotions before which have just materialized in the last few days.
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    I never have to cope with it - because I try not to compare myself with other people. I also don't think that money would escalate my happiness to never felt-before heights. If it does; give me 6-12 months to get used to the lifestyle and I'm sure my happiness would come down, back to normal levels.
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    I've always been told to look at those who are worse off than you, so you'll feel better about yourself.
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    Join the Socialist party
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    Stop being jealous and focus on how to get rich yourself?
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    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
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    (Original post by Oceanic)
    After the USA Mega Millions lottery, I cant stop thinking about how lucky the winners have become. Also I was reading about hedge fund managers earning up to $4bn annualy and I have become angry that I have to work my a** off to obtain a good salary and enjoy life:mad:.

    I feel like spending all my savings on lottery tickets hoping I am able to win.

    How do you cope with this? I am finding this especially difficult in the last few days. I've never encountered these emotions before which have just materialized in the last few days.
    I'm with u mate, will add that i'm also pissed off at being made to believe that a solid education would guarantee a good job and life for myself. Im just generally pissed
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    i like to believe in fate, just like that free sausage roll i got from Greggs today, must of been waiting for me!!
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    Just look up some kidnap-ransom reports about posh brats or stories about now-penniless and alone ex-winners snivelling in their derelict mansion.
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    (Original post by Oceanic)
    After the USA Mega Millions lottery, I cant stop thinking about how lucky the winners have become. Also I was reading about hedge fund managers earning up to $4bn annualy and I have become angry that I have to work my a** off to obtain a good salary and enjoy life:mad:.

    I feel like spending all my savings on lottery tickets hoping I am able to win.

    How do you cope with this? I am finding this especially difficult in the last few days. I've never encountered these emotions before which have just materialized in the last few days.
    Have you been having trouble finding work/feeling crap with whatever job you have? Sorry if that sounded like a very cliched ad, but I have been having similar thoughts recently! It annoys me as I've always felt the opposite - I tend not to trust people with money and while I do have expensive taste, it only counts if it's my money! I've had a really stressful year (more than a year) after uni in minimum wage jobs, not getting anywhere, losing hope that I ever will really. Anyway the last month or so, I've been envying people who used to come into the pub where I worked who were obviously upper class 'top-drawer' and I kind of thought it'd be nice to be them, be protected and have it easy in life for a while. I know it's not totally easy for everyone, even if Daddy has money but I'm just at the stage where I'd like to think it is. I even wanted to move home and cry and have my parents keep me lol I'd hate that but I'm getting desperate with feeling down for a long time.

    But um, if you're not struggling, then... yeah, just ignore all that
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    (Original post by Alexandra's Box)
    Just look up some kidnap-ransom reports about posh brats or stories about now-penniless and alone ex-winners snivelling in their derelict mansion.
    That's unbelievably heartless...

    Anyway OP, the only way to become rich if you aren't born into money is to work hard. The CEOs and best-selling artists of this world didn't just sit around playing the Lottery.
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    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)
    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
    Hmm, if I was a rich man, I could build a very big needle...
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    They might have a better lifestyle than you, but it doesn't make them a better person than you.

    Realise all the hassle and unwanted attention they get. Plus they get used to the lifestyle but it can all end as quickly as it came especially with lottery winners and they may go through all the stress of having all their stuff takne by baliffs cos they can't keep up their lifestyle.
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    (Original post by Sprockette)
    Have you been having trouble finding work/feeling crap with whatever job you have? Sorry if that sounded like a very cliched ad, but I have been having similar thoughts recently! It annoys me as I've always felt the opposite - I tend not to trust people with money and while I do have expensive taste, it only counts if it's my money! I've had a really stressful year (more than a year) after uni in minimum wage jobs, not getting anywhere, losing hope that I ever will really. Anyway the last month or so, I've been envying people who used to come into the pub where I worked who were obviously upper class 'top-drawer' and I kind of thought it'd be nice to be them, be protected and have it easy in life for a while. I know it's not totally easy for everyone, even if Daddy has money but I'm just at the stage where I'd like to think it is. I even wanted to move home and cry and have my parents keep me lol I'd hate that but I'm getting desperate with feeling down for a long time.

    But um, if you're not struggling, then... yeah, just ignore all that

    I'm in my final year at Cass predicted to achieve a First Class Honours in my BSc Accounting and Economics degree. I have also been offered a place by the London School of Economics for my MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance.

    It all sounds good but I am still enraged at the fact that I wont be accomplishing that level of salary :mad:
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    Having lots of money doesn't necessarily mean they're happier people
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    (Original post by Oceanic)
    I'm in my final year at Cass predicted to achieve a First Class Honours in my BSc Accounting and Economics degree. I have also been offered a place by the London School of Economics for my MSc in Management, Organisations and Governance.

    It all sounds good but I am still enraged at the fact that I wont be accomplishing that level of salary :mad:
    What salary are you expecting/is achievable for you? Sounds like it'd pay well. I know not millions probably but...

    I do get a bit annoyed and feel inadequate sometimes when I see millionaires who are years younger than me though!
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    (Original post by The_Last_Melon)
    It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
    Ah the Bible, always wanting to keep people in their place.
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    (Original post by Miraclefish)
    Hmm, if I was a rich man
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
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    I once wanted my poop to be worth its weight in gold, then I watched some of those "Housewives of Tarnation County", or whatever it is...
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    (Original post by najinaji)
    That's unbelievably heartless...

    Anyway OP, the only way to become rich if you aren't born into money is to work hard. The CEOs and best-selling artists of this world didn't just sit around playing the Lottery.
    Jokes man.

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