Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wealth and Isolation

Chris linked to this interview with Tracy Gary, a woman born into a super-rich family who decided to give away her money and spend most of her time helping people. She has some interesting insights into wealth and happiness, including the link between being rich and social isolation:
"They were suffering from enormous isolation. They'd chosen that fate for themselves by living in 5,000-10,000-square-foot houses where, you know, the desire was to have space and a certain amount of privacy and solitude. But eventually they realized it was making them miserable. They were craving something that money couldn't buy."

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