What would you do if you had enough money to not have to work?

What would you do if you had enough money to not have to work?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive an Apple Watch Sport worth HK$2,728.

The contestants

Contestant 1

Ever since I was six, I’ve had loads of jobs in mind. I put them all on an imaginary list which is still in my brain. Number one is to be an author. I really like writing, perhaps because people often praise my writing.

If I didn’t hear people telling me how well I write, I probably wouldn’t have considered it as a career. Now, I can’t imagine not being a writer.

Number two: a fashion designer. I have a wonderful name for my future fashion company, which I’m not going to reveal here, because other readers will steal my amazing idea. It really is great.

Next, a hotel inspector. I thought this would mean testing beds and sleeping in suites overnight. But then my mum said that hotel inspectors just go home after finishing their work – they DON’T spend the night in a luxury hotel room. I was like. “SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!” Then what’s the point of being one???!!!”

Then again, I think being a playwright could bring me great success. However, if I had enough money not to work, I might choose to become a volunteer and help the community.

I could work for Crossroads, or The Red Cross, or possibly work for the Greenius Growth Project, which helps drug addicts overcome their problems. Or I might work for another Red Cross project, the Volunteer Puppet Theatre, which brings happiness to children, the disabled, the elderly and other disadvantaged groups.

If I could help Hongkongers lead a better life, I would find true satisfaction.

Contestant 2

The choices are endless. I could just sit around in my mansion and sip tea all day; I could travel the world; or I could give all of my money to charity and retire to the countryside. What should I choose? How about all three!

If I had enough money to not have a full-time job, I would travel all over the place, drink Earl Grey tea sitting in my luxury seaside villa, and help unprivileged people all over the world, putting a big smile on their faces.

I would donate 75 per cent of my money to charity and science. After that, I would retire to a small cottage in the countryside, where I would live the rest of my life peacefully and happily.

This way, I would be doing things I would have dreamed of since I was a child, while doing something good for the planet and its people along the way. By donating money to science, I would be helping to fund research into diseases and ways to combat global warming.

Overall, this is basically the best way to spend your money, because you would be making the world a better place.



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