WOULD YOUR LIFE CHANGE IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?
Or maybe — how much would you need to win to change your life? To be Wealthy?
“Money” is an inescapable part of our everyday: rent, groceries, bills. Where will it come from? Where does it all go? However comfortable we may be (or uncomfortable, as many of us are), “Money” seems like a problem that demands constant attention.
“Wealth,” on the other hand, is something that happens to other people. We watch it religiously on TV: reality shows following the day to day of celebrities of affluence. We’re bombarded with advertisements: billboards and subway posters of bright shiny people in custom tailored clothing stepping into their luxury cars. “Wealth” is a fantasy—one that promises that it could fix everything.
But however much we think about these things, money is still a taboo subject. In fact “The Emily Post Institute,” self-assigned arbiters of etiquette, designate money as a “third-tier topic of conversation” - more inappropriate for polite company than sex or religion.