Not my words, but very thought provoking…

This was sent to me by a really good girlfriend, and I think it’s worthy of posting.

“Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private bank account for your own use. However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

1) Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.

2) You may not simply transfer money into some other account. You may only spend it.

3) Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:

1) The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,”It’s over, the game is over!”

2) It can close the account in an instant and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people in your life, right? Maybe even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself and the people in your life, right? You would try to spend every single cent, and use it all up every day, right?

Actually, this game is a reality, but not with money!”
Excellent and thought provoking, eh?

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2 Responses to “Not my words, but very thought provoking…”

  1. Nishita Says:

    You know, I thought about it, and I wouldn’t really spend all the money anyway just because it’s there. I would definitely use it for some stuff and for family n friends, but not necessarily spend it all.

    Sometimes, the thought that you have only one life to live and you must live it to the fullest makes people do rash, thoughtless acts. How many times have we heard someone justifying an immoral/thoughtless act with this kind of rationale?

    Interesting post nevertheless 🙂

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    “Justifying” – yes, I remember seeing much of this over a life-time. I actually did it a few times when I wanted to do something and thought perhaps not right…if I justified it, it would be okay. Not!

    Thanks for your comments!

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