Does money buy love?

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  1. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    Here's the question: Does money buy love?

    I've always been poor, but just recently I've come into quite a bit of money. And with having money I can buy almost anything my heart desires. I haven't told anyone yet that I now have money. I still drive the same crapy car, I still go to work every day. I haven't even bought myself any new clothes or toys cause if I did, the family would know I won the jackpot and they would all what a peice of the pie.

    All I want is the same girl I fell in love with a few years ago. But she's already found love someplace else, yet every once in a while she mentions that IF she had the money she would do this, that or the other thing.

    Well, should I tell her I have money? Or would her love be false, and she would only love the money and not me?

    I think over time, she would come to love me. I would shower her with everything she would ever want. We would travel the planet, I would buy her family the nices houses and furniture.

    But then again, maybe not. Maybe I'll just give away all of it away. Give it to the food bank and children charities. Then just continue to live life as I never won in the first place.

    Getting over the love of ur life is really hard. I've dealt with it the best way I can, yet everyonce in a while, I think, what if??
     
  2. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I wouldn't tell her, because you would never know for sure where her feelings came from. If it's meant to be, she will love you without all that stuff. And if not, you just got a chance to really explore life's other possibilities.

    That being said, way to go you! I can't tell you how psyched I would be if I didn't need to worry about money ever again. I would travel the world and live out my dreams and help my family get out of debt, get out of debt myself, donate some of it. It's life-changing. I wouldn't give it ALL away, but I think it's definitely a good idea to give away a sizable chunk, depending on how much you actually have and who you plan to give it to. But yeah, watch out for your friends and family. That's how most jackpot winners go broke, being unable to say "no" to people who come around asking for things because they feel guilty.
     
  3. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    ain't no money ne'er bought love.

    You can buy time and a body but no heart.
     
  4. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    That's just it, no one knows I've won. The money has been sitting in the account for about a month so far. I'm to scared to touch it. Cause I know as soon as everyone finds out, that's it, everyone will want a hand out. Not only that, all the people I currently know and love will be gone. They all will want to travel and I'll be all alone again.

    I think I'll wait a little longer before I say anything. I have always wanted to buy my weight in gold tho. I talked to the bank and they said no porblem for them to do that for me. I would actually get the gold, not just a piece of paper saying I have the gold.

    It works out to be about 9 bars. Each bar weighs 27.4 lbs and the current gold price, well u can do the math. I mean small things like that I can do without anyone knowing I have money. The gold would be kept in a safty deposit box.

    That would take care of about 1/4 of what I won.
     
  5. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Holy fuck that's a lot of money. Now I'm just jealous :dry:

    Your family has no right to that money and you might just consider gifting them some money and then cutting them off. You shouldn't have to hide it from them by not doing the things you want with your life. If anything, I would just tell them you won less than you actually did.
     
  6. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    Thanks, that's a good idea. I might consider doing just that. In the mean time though. I think I'll just leave it where it is. I'll ask my family what they would do with x amount of money. I know some will disappear, others like myself who don't like to fly, will stay at home.
     
  7. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

     
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  9. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    it's funny, I haven't changed at all. Even though I'm better off then I was a month ago. I still feel the same. I haven't spent a penny which really suprises me, cause after I found out I won I jumped for joy, after I got the cheque I jumped for joy and after I deposited the cheque at the bank I was all smiles. Now after having the money for a while, I've even at times forgot about it and still look forward to payday at work.

    Maybe I'm just a chicken shit and don't really want to be wealthy. All my life I have always wanted to win, but now after I have, I find it to be no big deal. The dream of winning was the dream. The dream is over now. I still buy lotto's thinking I might win. What an idiot I am.
     
  10. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's really cool that you aren't letting it change who you are. If it would make it more exciting for you to play lotto, I would be more than happy to take some of the winnings off your hands! :cool:
     
  11. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    How about ur weight in dimonds? :laugh: do the math
     
  12. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Holy shit. I think I would have to have to roll around in them just once. Maybe twice. :laugh:
     
  13. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    Naw u wouldn't want to roll around in diamonds, unless ur coated in leather. Diamonds are quite sharp, u'd get shredded :tongue:

    Lets see, if ur a girl, u might weigh 110 lbs, current price on low end dimonds is umm never mind. I didn't know there were that many diff types of diamonds out there.

    I know my step dad bought my mom a 5 carrot stone for 10,000.00 so at that time 2,000 a carrot, yeah I know that's spelled wrong. How many carrots to a lb, hmm lets see if I can find out.

    $2,822,000.00 per pound x 110 lbs is whoa!! $310,420,000.00 Umm a little more then I have :rofl:
     
  14. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    :laugh: I think I could make do.
     
  15. sakuragirl

    sakuragirl Well-Known Member

    money doesn't buy love, it only creates a walking mat. I would recommend sit on the money, pay your debts and have a bit of fun, bit by bit that way if you don't want your friends and family to know they'll never guess
     
  16. Idon'twant2live

    Idon'twant2live Active Member

    Your right, people would only use me for the money. I've heard of other people who has won money their lives were turned upside down and were treated like trash once the money was gone.

    I'll sit on it for a bit longer. I see most of u are from over seas, maybe I'll take a slow boat across the ocean and come for a visit. :smile:
     
  17. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Money doesn't buy love, but it can make life easier. But if you have an excess it can cause grief too.
     
  18. Epical Taylz

    Epical Taylz Well-Known Member

    i wouldnt tell them about all the money
    maybe half?
    and if they start getting greedy about it
    then i dont know, stop talking to them



    or you could ship yourself to the USA :D
    and if youre in the USA then ship yourself
    to MICHIGAN :)
    then go to my house and give me about
    29$ and a limo to wherever the hell
    the warped tour is at the time:D

    just kidding abotu the last part :)
    i really wanna go
     
  19. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    No. Money does not buy love. If someone does get with a person because of the money, it's because of greed and selfishness. I'm sorry, hun. Take care. :hug:
     
  20. lifeisashedog

    lifeisashedog Well-Known Member

    Mark my words of wisdom, children :eek:ld:

    Money can not buy a dream husband.
    But it is necessary to get a dream wife.

    :biggrin:
     
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