As I placed my lottery this weekend I was wondering about what I would do if I won the jackpot. A dream i’m sure we all have had at one time or another. I was wondering if being a millionaire would change my political view point.
It’s easy I guess to say tax the wealthy when you are poor. Would my view be the same if I was one of the elite?
I didn’t have to think about it that long because I truly think my answer would be no.
I don’t think my viewpoint would change.
You see no amount of money can replace my compassion or my empathy.
But most of all money couldn’t replace my need to feel part of something.
You see we have all been sold the lie that being individualistic is the only way to live. To only think about oneself and our own wants and needs. But this only leads to one thing loneliness.
The consumerism lie that things can make you happy has been pushed down our throats way to long.
Yet the truth is far from it.
The newest model phone can be fun, but will it hug you close as you fall asleep?
That gorgeous designer handbag will look good on your arm but will it laugh out loud at your stupid jokes or wipe away your tears when you are sad?
Community and relationships are the greatest of things and money cannot buy them.
Having money won’t stop me loving on children who have no place to call home.
Stop me fighting for services and support for my friends who are either disabled or raising disabled children.
Having a full bank account will not stop me encouraging those who need support or guidance.
I’m not going to lie and say winning the lottery wouldn’t be amazing. My adapted home on a farm depends on it.
Yet whilst the money would make life easier it wouldn’t make me complete.
It’s my, family, friends and passions that do this.