I have a long list of causes I would take up if I won the lottery. First up would be getting the god awful double roundabout up the street removed. Then I would work on getting art classes in all the public schools through all grades. If I still had energy, after that I would design better parking lots for Trader Joe's and fitness apparel for women who are size 12 and above. I have a lot of friends who have not won the lottery but still have time to take up causes like autism funding, bike path safety, health care for the poor. I am fairly certain that I will never be one of those people. I have good intentions but working with people who flake out and are unreliable would just make me insane. I already know the volunteers I'd work with would be flakes and unreliable because that is my curse in life. It doesn't matter if the person is volunteering or paid (see my recent cat sitter for example). But if I were rich, I could just donate all my money to the causes that matter to me and feel pretty good about it.
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