" Being Super Rich Doesn't Make You Super Happy"

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  1. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/concerns-super-rich-wealth-bring-happiness/story?id=13167578

    The findings: Despite great wealth, many seem miserable.

    "The truly wealthy know that appetites for material indulgence are rarely sated. No yacht is so super, nor any wine so expensive, that it can soothe the soul or guarantee one's children won't grow up to be creeps," writes Graema Wood in The Atlantic.

    Friendships

    The respondents also confide that they feel their outside relationships have been altered by, and have in some cases become contingent on, their wealth. "Very few people know the level of my wealth, and if they did, in most cases I believe it would change our relationship," writes one respondent. Another says, "I start to wonder how many people we know would cut us off if they didn't think they could get something from us."

    Gift-Giving


    Some wealthy people stopped looking forward to the holidays "because they were always expected to give really good presents," said Robert Kenny, one of the organizers of the survey, when interviewed in The Atlantic. When you're a millionaire, Kenny says, expensive gifts merely meet expectations. "That was a pretty good present," the recipients might say. "But last year, you gave me a car."

    :giggle:for some reason, this makes me happy when thinking about Howard and his $52M house.
     
  2. Vashier

    Vashier VIP Extreme Gold

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    The only ones that say that are the super rich so they can still whine :facepalm:
     
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    knu3421 Well-Known Member

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    i'm happy
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    One rich person we all know seems happy.
     
  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I hope this isn't news to anyone.
     
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    having enough money to pay all your bills, and have no debt does feel great, but its not enough to make you happy
     
  7. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    I can't imagine Howard and Beth sitting in a 19K sq ft house, just the two of them and being happy. And having only "friends" that either you want something from, or they want something from you. It sounds like a sad existence.
     
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    That's the most miserable sumbitch ever.
    I'm afraid to fly, so I can't visit my 2 oldest daughters. (not to mention they despise my whore wife)
    I'm afraid of germs.
    I'm afraid of everything.
    This bitch has coerced me into endorsing everything I ever railed about just so she can get her equine mug on TV.
    And Ralph doesn't shave my belly any more...

    Yeah he's happy as hell.

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    Life is what you make of it. To some mo money equals mo problems. But if you have a decent head on your shoulder mo money leads to being able to have more opportunities and more freedom. The problem is with people who flaunt their wealth and then regret it, act like a big shot and then give shitty xmas gifts- if you really care what others think. If you develop normal relationships based on true interests- money doesn't play such a big role.
     
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    Therein lies Howard's problems. He has never had a normal relationship in his life.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Let's see how happy she is when Howard is dead and she is sitting in that 19K sq ft house crying into her Chanel purses b/c she has no one and there are no more red carpets.:hhh:
     
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    i'm sure beefus is very happy at least
     
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    Beefus is a simpleton that has no concept of what real happiness is.
     
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    Ugh - taking care of a 19K sq ft house.
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    I mean't Beth. not Howard.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    We got that LT!:rolleye:
     
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    They would be that same way if stone broke too so Money isn't the reason. But I would bet the farm Beth is much happier now then 15 years ago. That I can tie to money.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Beg to differ my friend...
    at some point, you realize 'stuff' doesn't make you happy. Good friends & a spouse who loves you for you trumps any red carpets or a 19K sq foot house.
     
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    Have you gone hungry for a week or two, ever?
     
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    Fortunately I have not...just saying that when you have your basic needs met..all that extraneous stuff does not matter.