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August 25, 2018


New research suggests that more money really does lead to a more satisfying life.

(Thanks to James F.)


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Previous research studies included:
- Grass is green.
- The sun is yellow.
- Puppies are cute.

-The Pope is Catholic
Let's see.... Do I want a life that involves looking in the cupboard and trying to choose between Macaroni and Cheese or Ramen Noodles for dinner OR do I want to be able to go to any restaurant and order a nice steak?

This doesn't settle the matter. It needs further research. I volunteer.

Does winning the Swedish Lottery include free massages for life?

This science was settled long ago by some guy writing on papyrus; "I've been poor and I've been rich. Rich is better."
I'm still waiting to try the rich part.

Gee that is a no brainer.

Yep, I was definitely more unhappy when my wages barely made ends meet – thank goodness I had a few gold/bond assets to cash in. Who knew foot powder could be such a lifesaver?

Thank you, science!

In other news, scientists shocked the public ny probing rain is wet, wind has speed, and gekkos sell insurance.

(Actually the last one is still hotly debated.)

Fat fingers. I meant "proving rain is wet, etc".

I will have them punished immediately!

Well, having been poor, and now being less poor, I am not sure how satisfying having money is. Maybe I could win the lottery. Would someone please buy me a ticket?

Considering how many times I've received e-mails which tell me I'm the sole surviving family member of a disposed person of wealth from Nigeria, I ought to have tons of happiness by now.

But I do have Mrs. PirateBoy, and our cat. So yes, I'm happy.

Ya think?

And bears skip (!) in the woods, and work expands to fill the time allotted to it (as does Kim K.'s bottom)?

(Cue Joel Grey and the creepy Weimar chorus girls from "Cabaret"...)

@ PirateBoy--You and I agree that having a loving wife and a purring cat makes life worth living. I remember an old prospector telling me years ago: "A man can eat only so many steaks, drink only so much whiskey and make love to only so many women; the rest is just greed."

In the interests of science, everyone reading this should send me money. Then I will carefully examine the question. I promise to report.

I knew it...now what do I win? LOL. Money doesn't solve all problems, but having it does help some problems go away...like when you lose your muffler on the interstate. Mechanics do not work for ketchup packets.

Love makes the world go 'round,
but money greases the wheel.

I think this may apply to "windfall" wealth and not just wealth. My ex father-in-law, who was in the $25M+ range, told me once, "Middle class is just a nice way of saying, 'poor.'"

That being said, they had multiple HUGE houses and businesses, yacht-club, vacationed at home in the Bahamas every winter, drove fancy cars, wore nicest clothes, and STILL they were some of the most miserabe people I ever met.

Garrison Keillor once referred to the Norwegian lottery, where you win a dollar a year for a million years.

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