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Man who won $208 million lottery dies at 43

I try not to preach too often on UE. But occasionally when I feel it's necessary, I will (here, here and here).

When the man who won a $208 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot in April 2005 suddenly dies yesterday of a heart attack you realize that things (mostly money and material possessions) don't really matter. That's not to say that you shouldn't buy things you enjoy. But it's important to tap yourself on the shoulder every once in a while to remind yourself that you can't take it with you.

One of the reasons that past generations had simpler lifestyles is because they did not set out to amass a fortune. "More, more, more" was not one of their mantras in life.

Also, it's a reminder to take care of your body. Money can't buy health. It's amazing how many sacrifices and hard work my fellow law students put in to being successful, while forgeting to take care of their body. I'll make the bold claim that working less/studying less and being healthy more is better for you.

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