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    Default The definition of being wealthy

    1. Not having to get up in the morning in order to be in the office at 8am

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    On the right tracks, but can't doleys claim the same thing?

    John Cleese said the main benefit of his wealth (such that he still has after having to hand most of it to his ex-wives) is that it buys you more time to do what you want.

    Having known several very wealthy people (not boasting just stating a relevant fact), I reckon that, paradoxically, to be mega rich and have a good life you need iron self-discipline and a sliver of ice in your heart. Otherwise it's too easy just to go to pieces in one way or another, like that lotto lout.
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    Even the poorest people in this country are relatively wealthy, if only they'd compare themselves to folks in Darfur or Bangladesh instead of Posh and Becks they might realise how lucky they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Even the poorest people in this country are relatively wealthy, if only they'd compare themselves to folks in Darfur or Bangladesh instead of Posh and Becks they might realise how lucky they are.
    Well said.

    Comfortable financially and happy with your lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Even the poorest people in this country are relatively wealthy, if only they'd compare themselves to folks in Darfur or Bangladesh instead of Posh and Becks they might realise how lucky they are.
    Thank God I wasn't born in a tulip-stained piss-ant country. Oh, wait a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    I wasn't born in one of those either.

    It's just become like that over the years.

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    Posh and becks are wealthy ???. no, they just have money.



    I get this feeling that if I had that amount of money, I would drink myself to death in a year, or become indolent. A little bit of grist is good for you I think. Like, a few low points make you enjoy the high points all the more
    or maybe we all need to have something to moan about, like AtW said, 'oh fck work at 8. again'



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    1. Not having to get up in the morning in order to be in the office at 8am
    2. Not having to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    Posh and becks are wealthy ???. no, they just have money.



    I get this feeling that if I had that amount of money, I would drink myself to death in a year, or become indolent. A little bit of grist is good for you I think. Like, a few low points make you enjoy the high points all the more
    or maybe we all need to have something to moan about, like AtW said, 'oh fck work at 8. again'



    Would you though? Deep down I think people drink to forget, given mega wealth I think I'd be having early nights so I'd be fresh for the Sunseeker skipper course/jet fighter training etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Thank God I wasn't born in a tulip-stained piss-ant country. Oh, wait a minute...
    I was. Didn't stay for long though.
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