Have you noticed more and more people are living under the cloud of a “Lottery Mentality” instead of crafting a long-range plan for success in continued hard work? Here are the 20 daily games you can play in New York State alone to win quick money on an intangible hope for grabbing money without working:
I have yet to see even a multi-million dollar lottery winner truly be satisfied with the evergreen ends of their lucky win. Beyond just playing the lottery, you see the Lottery Mentality when people talk about waiting for their one big break that will change their lives once-and-for-all or when they say “if you could just do this one thing for me my life would be set!” Living a Lottery Life requires betting on luck to save you.
The people I have met who most verily believe in luck and the lottery are the eternal luckless who spend a buck a day buying a lottery ticket — fully taken in and ashamed by — the outstanding and viral advertising slogan: “A Dollar and a Dream.” You also see this Lottery Mantra on television in the awful show Deal or No Deal where contestants try to win a million dollars by picking suitcases filled with dollar amounts. There is no skill required to play the game. It’s all chance. The odds are always against you.
Those who bet the weekly family food budget on the spread of a Sunday NFL football game are also unwittingly doubling down as they wager in parallel the health of their families and the ongoing fooling of their station with dreams of hitting a big bet while those around them suffer the ills of Lottery Losing. How can we help those who live not in reality but within the realm of the Get Rich Quick world of Lottery Thinking where The Next Big Thing and SuperBall and MegaMillions and the Quick Fix and the Instant Millionaire tease and tempt the weak of spirit who forever hope on a star that one win will salvage the entirety of a desperate life?