Are you still looking to earn more money ? The shameful miserables..

Are you satisfied with how much money do you have or earn ? If your answer is no, by god sake my friend, you are probably a shameful miserable…

I am 30 now,  and my inner circle friends are around that age too.. We are  usually considered “well-educated”  (whatever that means) , probably over qualified with PhDs, post docs and “great job”s living in “great places”,  and yet the majority of them are craving to have more money… Haven’t we learnt about the important things in life ? We are not kids anymore, we are in the middle of the average human life span..    And if you ask them how much money would be enough ? The answer is usually vague, kind of  ” until I don’t need to worry about it anymore”.


Yet when I tell them following the statistics that their earnings and power of income is probably higher than 90% of the rest of the world population ( Atkinson, 1996, ) they look at me with a puzzled face,  not accepting we all live in social bubbles surrounded by quite “similar”  people…  Many of them won’t accept it, the social bubble has shaped their reality so much they just prefer to ignore the rest of the world… A few of then will have a  slight sense of shame flowing through their veins who will glitter in their  eyes... And they may wonder:  ” If us who are in the top 10%  of power income are not satisfied, how will the world ever be economically satisfied ?”.


But then the answer doesn’t come from the “top earning guys”, or “top overqualified” people who are so proud with their economical achievements and believe they deservedly earn their huge share of the world and the key of life and success… The answer comes from the “bottom” earning people, where a big group of them are simply satisfied with what they have.. They have enough, they don’t crave for more money, consciously or unconsciously, they crave for other things, the important ones.. So I wonder my dear reader… Deep inside you…are you a shameful miserable ?


Atkinson A. 1996. Income distribution in Europe and the United State. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 12, Number 1, 1996 , pp. 15-28(14)


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