Sunday, July 29, 2007

Anything you can do I can do better

Execupundit alerts us to a publication by author Arthur C Brooks on "What Really Buys Happiness".

In one study, two-thirds of subjects said that they would be happier at a company where they earned $33,000 while their colleagues earned $30,000 than at one where they earned $35,000 while their colleagues earned $38,000. In another, 56 percent of participants chose a job paying $50,000 per year while everyone else earned $25,000, rather than a job paying $100,000 per year while others made $200,000—forgoing $50,000 per year simply to maintain a position of relative affluence.

It hurts my brain to see that alot of the time people are solely motivated in being better than their peers rather than concentrating on being/getting the best possible for themselves. Sillyness I tells ya

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