06 Nov Wealth and happiness do not necessarily go together
Wealth and happiness do not necessarily go together
November 04, 2007 11:00pm
THERE’S something sadistically satisfying about watching people who have wealth, power and fame lose their marbles.
Court documents show that despite Britney Spears earning $800,000 a month she still cuts (sorry, shaves) her own hair.
Closer to home the media had a field day reporting the downfall of Ben Cousins.
We are attracted to these human car wrecks because it gives us a smug sense of come-uppance. Watching the dirt being dished on the rich and famous makes us feel that our groundhog-day existence, struggling to pay the bills, isn’t so bad.
In reality, the joke’s on us.
For the five billion or so inhabitants of this planet who survive on less than $2 a day, we are the superstars. While they may envy our material choices, studies have shown that this has no bearing on their happiness.
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