Know any rich people in real life?

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    Are they happy? What do they do for a living?

    The only rich guy I know is in my gym. Pot belly, old, trades $25,000 for fun in the stock market. Reads the WSJ. Retired from Goldman Sachs. His life seems kind of sad and he seems a bit lonely. Asked him what he does with his money and he says he just lives like regular people. The only difference he goes on a luxury one month cruise to various places around the world. Last cruise was to Alaska.
     
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    Define the rich.
     
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    my brother is very wealthy and owns one of the worlds biggest commercial dive companys his life has some nice perks but all in all it does not seen to increase overall happiness
     
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    Whats rich?? I think I am rich in many ways
     
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    Yep ... I think a lot of rich people are probably happier than other's, not because of the money, but because they are doing what they love to do. When they do what they love to do they get really good at it and the money just naturally comes with it.
     
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    my brother never had children..when I hear my kids say.. I love you daddy.. I feel I got the better end of the stick...the one thing I envy in my brothers life is his ability to help others who deserve it and the great relief he has brought to many by taking care of the bills in a crisis ,paying for people to see sick or dying loved ones or paying for the tools or education for a talented individual that is struggling to get a break
     
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    Yes. I deal with some of the richest people in the country. I don't think they're an happier than the rest of us but that's just a guess. I've never asked if they are happier than the rest of us.
     
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    I have two good friends that I hang out with regularly that are millionaires, and most of my family on my father's side is "wealthy," to say the least. I also have millionaire cousins on my mothers side that own an auction and realty business, and now they're into wine making.
     
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    Money does not buy happiness. All it buys is the surroundings in which you experience your life. The rich are just as happy and miserable as the poor and middle class.
     
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    I also think this is a lead to another punch line question.......:eusa_whistle:
     

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