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Men share 10 ways they would do with their time if they had millions of dollars as a safety net

These interesting responses show how men find it extremely hard to do nothing even if they have enough money to last their whole life.

Men share 10 ways they would do with their time if they had millions of dollars as a safety net
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Mia X; Reddit | u/Red-Dwarf69

It's always best to stay busy.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Andrea Piacquadio

No one would say 'No,' when offered millions of dollars to get settled in life. The real question is, can a person sit idle doing nothing once they receive enough money to last a lifetime? Apparently, no. Despite having a financial safety net for life, people would want to engage in some occupation to keep their bodies and minds busy. After all, life is interesting only when we have something to do. So, when u/UltimateLifeform posted on Reddit asking men, "Say you got $2 million but still had to work/volunteer, what would you do?" hundreds of fascinating responses poured in. The individual said he would work in local restaurants and car mechanics shops, volunteer in zoos and aquariums or even open up a hackerspace or Arcade. Here are the 10 best jobs or volunteer work that men would prefer to do even if they got too rich.

1. Stay in the current job

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ruslan Burlaka
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ruslan Burlaka

I would just keep doing my job. Though probably stop picking up overtime. $2 million isn't near enough to retire on. Especially considering my age and debts. u/toolatealreadyfapped. I'd still be working my current job at Home Depot, but I wouldn't be working full-time. I'm not a flashy guy, so I know I could stretch that 2 million into almost a lifetime's worth of cash. I like working and having a job, but if I never had to worry about getting enough hours to make sure I could pay my bills and still have something left to put away for a rainy day, I'd be on cloud nine. u/SH$DOWSTR1KE_.

2. Sailing

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Peter Simmons
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Peter Simmons

Sailing instructor. I was fortunate as a kid to get sent to one from some type of city program for free. Haven't sailed since my early teens, but always have great memories of it. u/UppercaseBEEF. I'd use a quarter to half the money to invest in a good sailing yacht. For work, I would use it for hosting lavish weddings & honeymoons at exotic destinations. For volunteering, free sailing training. -u/Dementat_Deus.

3.  Teaching

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Fauxels
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Fauxels

I'd be a public high school teacher. I think, in many ways, it's the most underpaid, under-appreciated job in the United States. I don't really even care what subject it is. I'd teach the s**t out of a good world history curriculum (I couldn't teach art and probably not drama). I'd also like to be part-owner of a pizza-by-the-slice restaurant with some tabletop arcade machines and good WiFi. -u/Redditor-at-large. I would become a teacher and the money I made would be spent 100% on fun and stock market. -u/Prestigious_Shirt652.

4.  Volunteer at animal shelters

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mia X
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mia X

I’d probably help out at animal shelters. Clean up, walk and socialize the dogs, feedings, whatever they need. Hanging out with animals is hardly work for an animal lover. -u/Red-Dwarf69. I would volunteer at the animal shelter and spend my remaining time working on grants to help provide food and veterinary services to people who adopt shelter dogs. In addition, the grant would ideally cover the cost to audit and hold these costs and services accountable for the dogs. -u/jmdybf.

5. Community work

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ron Lach

If I was comfortable retiring and needed to volunteer, I would want to just do community cleaning. Walking around parks, streets, beaches, etc. and just cleaning up the trash. I wouldn't need to interact with people except maybe a small chat with people saying hi. I'd be making my community look nicer as well. Maybe also toss in some small repairs/cleanups for government buildings, like replacing signs. -u/Wajina_Sloth. National Park Service. That would be my new "job." -u/GreenSalsa96.

6. Help the homeless

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mart Production
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mart Production

I'd feed and house the homeless. Set up a few tiny houses on my land rent-free. The only stipulation is they have to go to work and/or learn a trade. Preferably something they would enjoy. -u/Dijiwolf1975. I would love to volunteer to help the homeless and have financial troubles in my city, but I'm not sure my city understands the problems that create homelessness. My city only notices when there are more homeless and doesn't notice things like wages steadily falling against the cost of living. -u/sucrerey.

7. Build a social space

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Dex Planet
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Dex Planet

I'd love to refurbish an old mall in the early 90s style and call it "Third Place." Everything in the building would be catered around social spaces. I might allow for some retail, like hobby shops, but I'd want this to be a social space like the mall of my childhood. Churches, cafes, bookstores/libraries, barbershops, hobby stores, gyms, bars, venue spaces, birthdays, weddings, etc. I'd imagine I'd have to run it in a for-profit model. I'd love to set up some kind of membership that mutually benefits the customers while helping subsidize the rent for the social spaces. -u/JanitorOPplznerf.

8. Learn new things

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ono Kosuki
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ono Kosuki

I'd probably try to work at a place about which I wanted to learn more. For example, I'd love to learn to cook better, so I'd work at a restaurant for a little bit. I could also see working at a dispensary being pretty informative. I could also see working any sort of trade job for a few years as being invaluable. Knowing how to do some basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work is always handy. -u/Sweeper88.

9. Forest service

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Arnaud Audoin
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Arnaud Audoin

Hanging out cracking the same jokes with tourists all day. Every once in a while, roll up to a trashed campsite and make the people who did it clean it up. Hell, I'm a big strong man and I'll pick up trashed campsites if there's no one around, I have zero problems with that. 2 million is plenty to buy a house and small business to peek on in town. When work slows down in the winter, it's time to maintain my business and my house. -u/lovinganarchist76.

10. Sports coach

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Football Wife
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Football Wife

I would volunteer to coach youth sports. Whichever sport was in season. No kid on the team. No dreams of coaching high school and using the kids to build my resume. Just coaching kids to love sports and learn to try hard at something. -u/fisconsocmood. Take 3-4 months and learn whom I gotta hire to have that money make me more money - weekly, monthly and yearly. Once I know that is set 100% and confidently proven to me it will work. I'd quit what I do and volunteer at my old high school, coaching football & wrestling. -u/LT81.

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