02-08-07 - 3

99% of humans for the last 200 years have lived the "salaryman" life, which is basically working full time at a job that's sort of okay, perhaps getting ahead so their children have more advantages than they did, perhaps in comfort, perhaps not, filling their free time with various different time wasters like hobbies, TV, politics, or children. I've come to realize that the difference between a very poor salaryman and a very rich one is really not a very big difference as long as they're both living the salaryman existence. The rich one has a much easier time getting out of the salaryman existence, but almost never takes advantage of that and simply lives the same life in slightly more luxury. Luxury is grossly over-rated and does little for happiness.

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