Psychology

I Have a Yacht

“A lottery ticket is no one’s idea of a wise investment. Once the jackpot gets big enough, it’s an entertainment expenditure. What you’re buying is a license for magical thinking, in which all personal inadequacies are irrelevant, wealth arrives without exploitation, and simply conceiving of a desire assures its fulfillment. I only have to want a yacht to essentially have a yacht; limitless money will sort out the details…”

– This text appears in Spike #58. You can buy it in our online shop –