What would you do if you didn't have to work for a living?

United States
March 1, 2008 1:38pm CST
If you had won the lottery, or inherited a fortune, what would you do? I don't mean what would you do with the money. I mean what would you do with your life? How would you spend your time if you didn't have to work from 9-5 anymore?
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17 responses
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
4 Mar 08
When disabled persons are having jobs where they can earn money for a decent living, it is wrong to say that an abled person cannot find a job. There will always be a job in this world. In our country, particularly in our city, only lazy persons cannot find a job. Otherwise all people find jobs and now a days even the unskilled woerks get better pay than a graduate cleark. Where there is a will, there is a way. Job will not come to your doors (unless you are such a gifted person), one has to go in search of job.
@berzhi (15)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
if i'm going to win a lottery i would surely resign at my recent job. why should I work hard when I have everything. first thing that i'm gong to do is to travel around the world with my family of course. but before that I won't forget to give money to the orphans and especially the church. but i won't spend all of it,i'm going to invest it for business?i think. because you'll never know what will happen next. you should some for the future.
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
6 Mar 08
The graciousness of giving is greater only when you give your money. Winning lottery and making a living out of it, will not help. Men (and women)should work, earn their money, so that they have a satisfaction of having contributed to the society and they enjoy every inch of their living. there are multinational companies which work on a theory called OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY (PM Theory). They make money using other people's money. that is good for business. But in reality, you should keep working so enjoy the life, so that you will have good and sound health.
@dzxq666 (159)
• China
7 Mar 08
If that, i still will find a job, but that not for money, that for keeping touch with the society. If long time don't work, people will be lazy, and lose ambition. And we also should keep study, and improve ourselves
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I would invest the money securely so that I could live off the interest it earned. Then I would start to do the things in life I have always wanted to do. I would be able to build my business up so that I was making money with it. I would definitely keep working...but it would be the kind of working I want to do instead of being trapped in a job I hate. I would do a lot more hunting and fishing too...
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 08
Wow...that is what I dream for, financial freedom. With financial freedom, I sure will do what I like. I will tour around the world, experience all kind of sports, and do a lot of readings. If money is not the concern or the limit, there are too many things that I would to do and try out. But still one day I will be bored, after I had done all kinds of things desired to be done. So, I will still work, but for the interest, instead of for a living. Charity is a good idea. Besides, I might produce a great film of the year, or research for new discovery & etc.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 08
Wow...that is what I dream for, financial freedom. With financial freedom, I sure will do what I like. I will tour around the world, experience all kind of sports, and do a lot of readings. If money is not the concern or the limit, there are too many things that I would to do and try out. But still one day I will be bored, after I had done all kinds of things desired to be done. So, I will still work, but for the interest, instead of for a living. Charity is a good idea. Besides, I might produce a great film of the year, or research for new discovery & etc.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Mar 08
well, i will arrange a lot of travels to any part of the world...i will put up a big business entities...visit charitable establishment and also orphanage...help people in needs specially the poor...grant scholarship to all poor and deserving students...would it be nice?
@quentina (109)
• China
5 Mar 08
In my opinion,it's not a good thing if we lose our jobs.In other words,our life are enriched by jobs.Otherwise,we can have a lot of freedom time to control without jobs.May be we can go anywhere we like or we never have gone to having a wonderful party,sightseeing..That's a great imagination after we have busy working time all the time. To me,I really want to have a good sighseeing in foreigh country,especiall NewYork.I want to know what's it like outside.and I'd better be staying here for a few years.then I come back to our hometown.thus my ability of English must be very well...lol.I am also able to get better job and earn more higher salary. Lol..I still have to work.In fact we can't lack of our jobs.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I would get up when I am done sleeping. Go to the YMCA and swim in the pool and use the exercise room for aerbobics and use the sauna and whilpool... Make use of the library and read a lot ..chat with friends who loiter here.. get on the free internet in the library and serf the webb, e-mail, or go to Mylot.com.. Check out the books on tape, cd.s dvD and movies also.. volunteer my time helping people who are needing assistance living in their own home..I just finished a Nurse Aide class and am state certified Hang out with my friends who are also retired from the place or places I used to work..have breakfast or brunch every month or so.. Travel to the Philippines and stay in the house my wife and I just bought in Negros Occidental..Bacolod City. Eventually sell this home in Monroe, Michigan and get condo or smaller place or apartment. The number one thing I saved for last was spend more time in Thanking God and Spritual Growth..
@haryana (112)
• India
5 Mar 08
i will still earn to make my record
5 Mar 08
this is a good question: First i would want to travel around the world, see different types of culture. then come back and then set my ever dream of putting up a school for street kids for them to learn to read and to write.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
that would be best.. i wont stop working i guess... or i would put up my foundation and start helping less fortunate ones and just work for these people, and get more funds to support me... this would be my biggest desire...
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
3 Mar 08
Even before that time comes, I already have a big plan. I will divide my winnings into two, of course it is in millions of pesos. One half of that i will give all my family members, equally, my relatives, my office mates, my best friend, and the charity I like to help. If still there are excess I will put amount of money to fund for something my office mate can borrow to start a small business, free of interest. Anf half of my winnings, I will spend for myself, enter to a small business, a new house, and be happy and contented with my life.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
2 Mar 08
I would turn my passion into a business. I love making dresses and sewing things and it would be good to turn it into a business that would occupy my time and give jobs to others. However, even if I am rich I would still start working with another company and experience how to become an employee. I had some colleagues who were just like that. One colleague of mine even own several buildings, department stores and 3-5 ships but he worked for 5 years on the company where I am working as account executive. When he resigned, he went to manage his family's several businesses. When I asked him why he worked with us, he said he just wanted to know if he could make good all on his own without the money from his family. He also want to learn from such experience as much as possible which he thinks he won't learn if he just stayed within the cradle of his family.
• Romania
1 Mar 08
First of all i'll be sure that's my familly is ok, i'll be travelling a lot and i'll try to help people who need me, not some specific person, but programs and charyties to to improve other lifes.And,unbelieveble,i'll continue to work because i want to be in reality.
• United States
1 Mar 08
I think I would still work. But I would definately have a job that I just loved doing. I would take more vacations if I didnt work. Of course I wouldnt want to spend all the money on non sense, I would put at least half away in a trust for my kids when they got older.
@my52cents (569)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I've actually given that a lot of thought, just in case it ever happens to me! I would probably continue to make Squidoo lenses and even chat here on myLot because I enjoy doing those things. I'd also like to teach others (especially senior citizens) how to do things on the computer, things I know how to do, like email and making Squidoo lenses or blogging or selling on eBay. I'd really enjoy doing that.
@kingcrapper (1538)
• United States
1 Mar 08
If I fell into a situation like I think I would continue to teach until the end of the school year (I am a teacher by trade) and then begin investing my time helping people to advance their own lives, getting businesses started to employ people and travel until I can't remember what my house looked like. I would change as many lives as I could for the better.