Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Money doesn't buy happiness
It seems as though the people of Qatar are rich, but not necessarily happy. They don't pay taxes, and some don't even really have to work, but get paid anyway - "ghost workers" they are called. Eric Weiner never really sees the happiness in Qatar. "Comfort is best when interspersed with moments of great discomfort" he observes. I think there is discomfort in being comfortable.