The lottery obsession

I watch a program on HGTV about wining the lottery and buying  a home . A home that changes people lives. The host has a fascinating personality, He makes people from the most remote places in USA feel as if they are from Boston or Florida or LA. He is David Bromstad

He asks every new lottery winners what they want. Almost all say they want a big kitchen, an open concept, a pool, and  a man cave. Most want to be next to the water, any water, sea, lake or river Then they give a price range. David  extracts an accurate personality of what people really feel they create a home, and not just a house

I watch the same episode over and over, I am mortal and know in this stage in life, my only chance of having a new one story home if to receive out the blue a windfall of  money.

I buy lottery tickets almost every day. 

Can I win the lottery?

"More than a third of Americans believe winning the lottery is the only way they will ever retire comfortably. But the odds of winning either the Powerball or Mega Millions are roughly 1 in 292.2 million and 1 in 302.5 million, respectively."

In California,  since 1992, only nine people won the Powerball jackpot. Nine in 29 years.

"Just how likely is it that you'll hit it big in the lottery? Well, the odds are much worse than the probability of your death as a result of one of these:

  • Plane crash: 11 million to one
  • Car accident: 106 to one
  • Falling out of bed: 2 million to one
  • Flesh-eating bacteria: 1 million to one
  • Lightning strike: 1.2 million to one
  • Dog mauling: 118,776 to one
  • Snakebite: 50 million to one
  • Shark attack: 3.75 million to one
All lotteries produced 6,100 millionaires, meaning they won 1,000,0000 dollars, not the astronomical hundreds of millions,

On August 20, 2021, this is a Powerball summary

Matching NumbersWinning TicketsPrize Amounts
5 + Powerball0$274,000,000
4 + Powerball1$52,670
3 + Powerball127$215
2 + Powerball3,054$9
1 + Powerball24,494$5
Total Winning Tickets92,804

No one won 274 millions No one won half a million. Just one person in 23 states won 50,000. All others, won peanuts.

Wining in Silicon Valley

I spent a decade on the Valley. Around me many friends were making millions of dollars. I made zilch, zero. I wanted to conserve my job in Sun Microsystems. I had an employee mentality.

I should have had an owner mentality

"-Owners have an owner’s mentality. They aren’t merely loyal and committed to the vision and the team, but they own the vision. The organization’s vision is not just the vision of the more senior leaders; it’s their vision too. The organization is like her two-year-old child"

How to see

The writer is a foreign correspondent in her own land, filing dispatches about the sacred and the profane—and revealing, often subtly, the porous border between the two. The mark of a great journalist is the capacity to see what should be evident to everyone but which somehow isn’t.

Stop what you do. Ask yourself where will you be in ten years if  you continue to be an employee

The majority of people under fifty want to change a job, but they do nothing. The job gives them an identity and they are afraid to loose it.

Carl Jung said "“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes“.

Rabbi Nachman is a famous teacher who passed away in 1810, over 200 years ago.

Someone once asked Rebbe Nachman, “What is the idea of free will?” “Very simple,” Rebbe Nachman replied. “If you want, you do it. If you don’t want, you don’t do it.

”It is the ability to choose to do whatever you wish to do, whenever you wish to do so, in any kind of situation. Knowing that you have this power, you can take any idea or suggestion that you hear and apply it for your benefit. As Reb Noson (the disciple of Rabbi Nachman) explains, free will is the most amazing power in the entire world.

What I want

I want to create a new breed of  super-entrepreneurs. The ones who create Google, Facebook, Amazon, Tesla Toyota, Baidu  I can only stimulate others. The ideas come from them, not me.

I want to explain it clearly in another web site. I am not doing this to gain a million dollars. But if I do, this million has a much higher probability than winning the lottery. I am open to listen to others who may want to join me

Being mortal, every day is a gift from God.  Life is not past. Life is no future. Life is today


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