Re: "Sound and Fury" over enhancements

From: Christian Weisgerber (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 07:51:17 MST

Mike Lorrey <> wrote:

> Not to mention Hal's claim is false. Just heard on the radio today of a
> British study of the impact of wealth on health and happiness, which
> found that increased wealth correlated directly with an increase in
> mental health and happiness/self esteem.

Careful. Does it correlate with absolute or relative wealth?

> This obviously contradicts the popular socialist notion that
> wealth does not equal happiness,

For some time I've been entertaining the thought that I'm living
in a society dominated by envy (German "Neidgesellschaft"). People
don't care how much they have as long as their neighbor doesn't
have more. They might actually live happily in abject poverty as
long as nobody better off is around.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                

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