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talljasperman's avatar

Is it insane for someone on social assistance to plan to be a billionaire?

Asked by talljasperman (21739points) April 24th, 2014

If J.K. Rowling can do it then why can’t one hope that if can be repeated?

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

No to the first question. Is the second question meant to be rhetorical? WTF are you really trying to say here?

talljasperman's avatar

@Espiritus_Corvus When does hope become delusional?

stanleybmanly's avatar

No it isn’t insane at all. Sometimes hope is all you have. If we can’t have dreams, then what’s the point?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@talljasperman Hope becomes delusional when it interferes with daily activities of living.

I would say your desire for money is not unreasonable. It’s a dream shared by many. Here’s a question worth pondering: what is the basis of the dream? If it’s security, then there are many ways to achieve that without being a billionaire.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

I don’t see why that would be insane. After all, the converse appears to be true. I mean there are plenty of billionaire’s on Social Assistance/Welfare, so why shouldn’t someone receiving welfare and not yet a billionaire hope to become one too.

After all, many folks on welfare have plans to take a shower, get a job and get off the dole.

Blackberry's avatar

America is the home of the “My grandfather came here with 20 bucks in his pocket and now he’s a millionaire” story.

There are plenty that still go from rags to riches.

LornaLove's avatar

Having hope that your future will be a better one is not delusional. It is what gets us out of bed, makes us try harder and also makes us think more positively. Since, if a person who was at one point so down and out can turn it all around, why can’t anyone. I love this question.:)

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar


Insanity is only necessary for billionaires to become homeless.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

No, but you have to have a plan.
“I’ll have a plan tomorrow”, is not a plan. Every day you need to know your plan and what you have done to complete your plan for you to change.

Jaxk's avatar

No problem with that at all. The plan may not succeed but if you plan on not becoming wealthy, I can pretty much guarantee success.

Berserker's avatar

Twenty dollars in mah pooocket…

jca's avatar

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