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The Curse of Unearned Money

by Michael Corthell You Play, You Pay ''Wealth from gambling quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows'' Proverbs 13:11 Greed The desire for an abundance of money in one fell swoop, by chance, inheritance or by theft is a common dream among many of us, but when that windfall comes upon us the 'having' turns out not to be nearly as fulfilling and satisfying as the 'wanting'. ''For the love of money is the root of all evil; and while some have coveted after it, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.'' 1 Timothy 6:10 Dark and fearful is the 'curse' of unearned money. Regarding Lottery winnings.   Jack Whittaker found the $90-some million that he took home after taxes from his $314.9 million lottery ticket (he chose a lump sum payment instead of an annuity) to be different from the $17 million he had earned himself, working his way up from poverty to the o

Instant Gratification Won't Create Lasting Happiness

by Michael Corthell In western societies particularly, there is a major hindrance in acquiring a positive mindset; it is the greed and gluttony of instant gratification. The brain has the ability to change its programming by 'rewiring' itself. This 'rewiring' of course, can be either positive or negative and since the post World War Two 'baby boom' generation we as a global culture have done just that, we have rewired our collective minds to ''want it all and want it right now!'' Many people today grow up without a true sense of how yesterday affects today are unlikely to have a very real sense of how today affects tomorrow. We live in a society that advertises instant everything, giving our brains instant emotional gratification, which works just like the natural feel good chemicals our brain produces. The more immediate gratification we offer our brains, the more we crave it. We have created a consumer addiction, which in turn h

[Compensation] Pay day is every day...

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Greed is a little bit more than enough.

[Means] A Mark, a Yen, a Buck or a Pound...

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” ― Oscar Wilde If you have the will, making money isn't all that difficult... What's hard is to earn it by doing something worthwhile that you enjoy. “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” ― Dorothy Parker