We’d all like a bit more money.
Imagine being able to go down the pub and buy all your mates a round without sweating over it, or being able to pay your rent and then not having to rely on 11p noodles from Asda for the month, but actually being able to splash out and get some 29p pasta shapes instead. Cor blimey, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
No but seriously. Imagine if you suddenly came into some money, say…a million pounds worth? What would you do with it?
Most of us like to think of ourselves as kind, merciful, generous human beings – according to the study Measuring Morality by Duke University, of which 1,519 people were surveyed. This might explain why when asked, many people talk about giving money to family, friends, and charities before talking about what they would spend money on for themselves. Aren’t we a kind lot.
Will kick dog for ca$$$h
They also went on and made the study a bit weird and violent.
Apparently, seven in eight of us wouldn’t kick a dog in the head for anything under a million. That does mean though, that eight out of eight potentially would do it if they were offered a million! Soz, Rover.
Also, by doing this study they also found out that 1% of people surveyed would kick a dog in the head for free.
After doing a bit of research on the net, it turns out that a lot of people dream about what they’d do if they had a shit ton of money.
Spend or splurge?
I’ve asked a few people myself and have put their responses below:
“After the government took out taxes, I’d use the rest by taking my family out for a Happy Meal at McDonalds.” – Robert
“Get on a plane with my boyfriend and worry about everything else later.” – Emily
“Pay my mortgage, pay my parents’ mortgage, give my sister a deposit for a house, buy ‘buy to let’ property. Go on holiday. Buy gold. Spent.” – Neil
“I’d save half, and give the other half to charity.” – Alice
“The only things certain in life are death and taxes. I spend the bloody lot!” – Steve
Or you could do what Andy would do:
Personally, aside from being able to afford 9090909.09 packets of Smartprice noodles, I’d take my mum away to a spa somewhere for a couple of weeks, drink myself silly, come back and buy everyone nice presents, pay off my debt – and save the rest.
What do you reckon? What would you do with one million pounds sterling?
Dream away and leave your comments below.