I hate to harp on millennials, the demographic that seems to excel at whining, always “triggered” by some trivial thing. But the story of twenty-one year old Jane Park surely ranks as the ultimate “boo-hoo” tale of a member of Generation Snowflake.
Jane Park won a million pounds in the EuroMillions lottery four years ago (more than $1.6M Canadian) and lived happily ever after, right? Wrong.
You see, Jane says this windfall ruined her life and she’d probably have been happier if if she hadn’t won anything.
Get your violins tuned-up for some tear-inducing harmonies as I relate the tragic tale. Poor Jane eventually became bored of relentless consumption. Alas, the ability to purchase anything she desired failed to deliver long-term genuine happiness.
As she told the Sunday People newspaper:
“I thought [the lottery jackpot] would make [my life] 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse. I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”
Apparently, things were better when she lived with her mum in a small flat and earned eight pounds an hour.
But it gets worse. Jane plans to take legal action against the Camelot Lottery Corporation.
I say if she really wants to sue someone, perhaps the defendant should be the person staring back at her from a mirror.
I even have a headline for that courtroom drama: “Dumb versus Dumber”.