Friday, 19 June 2015

Adverse Windfalls

It’s said that Australians handle adversary better than we handle good fortune.

If you put an Aussie up against a struggle, if you throw hardship in front of them, they’ll roll up their sleeves, as will their mates, and they’ll all pitch in and beat that problem down until it’s manageable.

But a windfall? Not so much. We might squander it, we might become paranoid about losing it, whatever happens, we can’t just accept it and be happy.

I didn’t buy that. I thought it was down to individual human nature.

Then I got a fortune among the suddenly destitute.

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