This is a great report of a Q&A session that Warren Buffet gave to a bunch of business school students. While there was plenty of good business/economic discussion, my favorite quote had to do with Mr. Buffett’s outlook on life:
As Bertrand Russell says, â€œSuccess is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.â€ I won the ovarian lottery the day I was born and so did all of you. Weâ€™re all successful, intelligent, educated. To focus on what you donâ€™t have is a terrible mistake. With the gifts all of us have, if you are unhappy, itâ€™s your own fault.
Of course, that’s easy to say when you’re worth $62 billion.
Google for “money doesn’t buy happiness” and you’ll see there’s plenty of studies to prove that there is little correlation between the two.