“Researchers from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland discovered that younger workers (age 45 and under) got high levels of satisfaction from seeing their friends and colleagues earn a higher salary. "It shows that you don't have to be at the top of the heap in order to be happy," says Jean Chatzky, the Men's Health Money Coach. "A little bit of dissatisfaction is not a bad thing."
Researchers say younger people feel encouraged instead of envious when their friends make more money because they realize that they have the potential to earn just as much someday. (Or maybe your friend is just disagreeable, a trait that can earn them a higher salary.)”-(Credit: MSN )
So having rich friends makes you happy? No wonder why I’m so fucking miserable! All my friends are dead broke! And here I was thinking it was my fault! When all along it was my friends. Help me out here people. I’m over here being miserable and all your poor asses are doing about it is getting poorer! You guys ever think about how that makes me feel? Huh? Maybe it’s time that you stop thinking about yourself for a change and start making more money so I can get happier. I’m not sure if these researchers have the right analysis of the situation though. I don’t think people are happier their friends are rich because they know they can earn the same money someday. People are happy that their friends are rich because they are more like to buy them shit. Like beer. Let me set the scene. Let’s say a rich friend of mine texts me from his iPhone and I receive it on my enV2 and it says “Wanna grab a drink?” So I go and meet him at a bar. He is dressed head to toe in designer clothing and is chilling there waiting for me to arrive. I show up in my buy one get one free shirt from Marshalls, my Walmart Khakis, and my pleather work shoes…..also from Walmart. We drink, we have fun, we talk. The bill comes and I reach for my velcro wallet. My rich friend obviously sees this beer is going to set me back in groceries for the week so he humbly offers to get the tab. Bing! Bang! Boom! Gotta love having rich friends! And THAT’S all there is to it.