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    Springsteen: Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king and a King ain't satisfied til he rules everything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Xl View Post
    And what makes you an expert?

    Obviously being poor doesn't help, and being poor can bring about many problems. Which is why I said making enough to be comfortable should make one happy.
    You knowing a couple of wealthy, unhappy people doesn't make you an expert. If you settled for less you are either lazy or stupid. That's common sense.

    You can't define comfortable for anyone but you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Springsteen: Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king and a King ain't satisfied til he rules everything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    You knowing a couple of wealthy, unhappy people doesn't make you an expert. If you settled for less you are either lazy or stupid. That's common sense.<br>
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    You can't define comfortable for anyone but you.
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    Half of the rich entertainment industry is unhappy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
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    Half of the rich entertainment industry is unhappy.
    How do you know that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    How do you know that?

    Drugs, OD's, divorce rates, suicides. Little things like that. Money does not buy happiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Drugs, OD's, divorce rates, suicides. Little things like that. Money does not buy happiness
    Who has made the claim that money buys happiness? Where is happiness for sale?

    Having money makes just about everything easier. Given your lifetime experiences please do continue to believe wealthy people are unhappy people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I will be comfortable when I have 50 million dollars worth of investments.
    You will never be comfortable no matter how much you have, no matter what the circumstances are. It will not matter how much more you have when you already have it. It will not matter one bit, save for what power you believe you may derive from having more. But what matter have you much matter to comforts but never can be you. So that's it. And guess who is the same one who shared just some of that?

    You can't enjoy your life now so you must go well out of your way bullying on others, just as you have in this same forum, where it just appears you must be trying to be higher than even the U.S. President. Don't think that gets past. 'Oh, it is not!' Ya, it sure is. Always after something else, that's you, never happy or comfortable enough with what you have. So, that is just the way it is. If you had more, you would feel more comfortless. Have to worry about who else wants it. You think not.

    At least a few times seti explained what way too much wealth does to people, and what it does to persons not needing it all! Go ask him, big shot. Sure you know him. He is part of Salem's lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    You chose to engage by pretending to have insights into the happiness or unhappiness of those who have more than you. Now that it is clear you don't know what you are talking about you have changed the nature of the subject.

    You might just as effectively said that happy people are happier than unhappy people.

    To what degree do you tie your income and assets to happiness? Your post seldom reflect happiness

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