$800 Million Powerball: A GREEDY society

You may have already heard or read that the Powerball lottery now sits at a whopping $800 million.

It's reasonable that anyone would intend to use some of that money on some pure indulgences, from resplendent mansions to luxurious jewelry.

What disturbs me, though, is that I've hardly heard anyone say they'd use some of the money toward noble causes, like:

  • Donating to charities 
  • Donating to schools
  • Helping preserve historic buildings and monuments
  • Building new schools, hospitals, and other facilities 
  • Creating new jobs for thousands of people
  • Repairing and rebuilding crumbling infrastructure 
Instead, all I hear is talk of using the money to buy lavish things that none of us really need.

The world has gone to hell in a hand basket.

$800 million is far more than any one person or family would ever need.

I hope that whoever wins will put truly needy people before themselves. I'm sure a good chunk of that payout would do organizations like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital  a world of good.

Did you play? In your view, how good are your odds at winning?

1 comment:

Costel Atanasiu said...

That's because poor people are actually rich people without money.