Mickmac wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:58 am
....is it possible to be very rich and happy?....I think true happiness comes when you can learn to value what you have and not what you lack.
There are many people who are super rich and who are very happy with their lives - and I think it's exactly for the reason you've given. They truly
appreciate how fortunate they are.
But there are probably more who aren't so happy. I remember once when the leading business publication in Australia would list the "Rich 200" every year. One very successful business identity claimed that most of those on the list whom he personally knew were, in his opinion, miserable.
I put it down to a particular obsessiveness which must be driving these people to greater riches. I'm no psychologist, but having that "burr in the saddle" from a very young age (perhaps caused by some traumatic event at that stage of their life) would appear to be a pre-requisite in chasing "success". They continue in this vein to satisfy that psychological need, and not because they're pursuing happiness per se.