Do you ever wish you could just ask a millionaire for money? You could be thinking of someone you know, or perhaps a stranger. Sometimes I jog around the neighborhoods of giant houses and old oak trees and wonder what these people do for income. Is it family money handed down and gaining interest, or someone who’s built their own business and works 70 hours a week to keep it running? I’ve done yard work for millionaires and often wonder how difficult it would be to just ask for a few thousand. Would it be like asking me for forty bucks? Would a rich and famous person looking to give money to help, simply pull 5,000 dollars out of their wallet, the same as you or I would pull out a couple of twenties?
How could the world change if the very rich decided to give personal gifts to the poor in amounts such as ten thousand dollars? Would it help bring up the wealth of the lower classes greatly, or help the economy by allowing the greater population to purchase more expensive gifts, put a down payment on a house, and buy a car? Who knows what would happen, as the future cannot be accurately predicted but you can get an idea by using your imagination. Of course, there are some philanthropists out there that do help people in need of assistance.
What would you do to go about asking a millionaire for money? Perhaps start with flattery and selling the feel-good feeling of giving to someone who needs it. It would feel good to me, to be able to make someone cry tears of joy just by giving them a portion of my own great wealth. If I had great wealth, that is. Your own good feeling is a great side effect of giving. There’s no selfless act of kindness because of the feelings of great joy it brings.
You could write letters to people you know who live around your area in giant mansion sized houses, just talking about the joy of giving and your personal situation of why you have a need to ask for money. I wonder how many people would respond to such correspondence and what their reaction would be. Maybe disgust that someone would have the audacity to ask such a thing, as speaking of money is generally looked down upon, especially asking for it. Or perhaps it would bring about feelings of sympathy and the need to reach out and help. Either way, even if everyone thought it in bad taste, it wouldn’t hurt to try, maybe?
I know that I would feel better asking someone who has inherited their millions rather than worked their butt off for it. A person who never really had to work for their money might be more understanding of giving a gift and I would feel guilty for taking money from someone who worked very hard for it. What if I had a medical emergency or medical bills? Would that make it easier to try to get cash from a wealthy person?
What would be some of the reasonable situations in which you could ask a rich or famous person for help when you were in need? I suppose medical bills or surgery, loss of job, funds for raising kids, loss of home through foreclosure, and some other situations might be acceptable for many of the wealthy to help those in need. I suppose you could contact the rich with your story like this and see what took place.
There are more people out there in need of money than not. It’s a downright stinky feeling to not be able to meet the basic needs of a family. Sometimes the despair of our individual situations can drive us to do uncharacteristic things, but before you knock off a bank, or rob a gas station, why not just ask a millionaire for money?