One of the most talked about questions when it comes to Canadian lottery and lottery in general is how happy can a huge winning make you. This is a question that has spurred a lot of debate and even some scientific studies. When you ask the average Canadian lottery player, they will say you that this would make them ecstatic and that they would be the happiest person in the world, not just Canada. However, as you will learn in this article, the things are much different than what you would expect.
Firstly, there is this human characteristic which makes us always feel roughly the same when it comes to the happiness. Namely, certain scientific studies have shown that individuals have their happiness levels that are very difficult to alter. For instance, they conducted a study in which they talked to people who won big on lottery, not Canadian lottery, it was an American study, I believe and also to people who have just suffered a huge tragedy. They asked them to rate their levels of happiness immediately after the events and then in regular periods afterwards. What they discovered is that the individuals relatively soon returned to their “regular” levels of happiness and that no huge winning or a devastating tragedy could change this for too long.
Furthermore, there are certain very human problems with winning the lottery in Canada or any other country for that matter. For instance, it does not matter how much you win, you will always remain the same person. People do change somewhat when they win a huge jackpot, but deep inside, they are the same person. If you were insecure before you won, you will still remain insecure. If you were easily scared before, you will remain easily scared and so on. All your old worries and fears will remain with you and no lottery winning can change that.
Then, there is the whole issue of other people seeing you differently. Most people will change their attitude towards you, with some of them becoming more likely to contact you and behave as if you were best friends in the world. There are also people who will stop being as friendly with you as you start to change somewhat because of all that money. You will even start suspecting your oldest friends, thinking that they are just out to get your money. Human paranoia is a powerful thing and a destructive thing as well.
It goes without saying that winning Canadian lottery might also detrimentally affect your lifestyle. You might find yourself throwing parties all the time, indulging in vices that you previously never indulged in. All of this can harmfully affect your health. For some people, the lack of the challenge afterwards also taints the experience. For instance, if you were one of those people who always strived for better and who always wanted to perfect themselves, you might find yourself lacking the motive, just spending the money you earned and not doing much else.
It is because of all of this that people say that winning the lottery in Canada or anywhere else does not make you truly happy. Sure, it does away with the financial pressure, but everything else is still there, even augmented by the fact that you have all that money but are not able to really be happy because of this alone.