Rich People Are Often Unhappy Essay

September 2004 Remember the essays you had to write in high school

, who had a scientific career at General Electric, also believed that the energy industry would welcome his solid-state FE device. He , expecting a tickertape parade. The opposite happened as shadowy interests destroyed his business deals, in a situation . Sparky did not take the hint and kept trying, which led to death threats. After their final threats, Sparky fled into hiding, where , and Sparky died the next week of a “heart attack.” Dying that way who played near Sparky’s level, and , and the event shortened his life. Dennis, Sparky, and many others like them lost their naïveté the hard way, but the field has been filled with newcomers who deny the reality of organized suppression as they charge forward with visions of riches and fame. It is perhaps the most common level of awareness where FE newcomers will be found. Most never develop anything worth suppressing so will never know any differently, and will enter and leave the field with that beginner's level of awareness intact. However, with enough people trying and either living to tell the tale, or others chronicling their dire fates, which , and the Internet spreading information like never before, few FE newcomers have much excuse for being unaware of the fates of their professional ancestors. The Internet is like the , or the , ratcheted up by a few orders of magnitude, and my website, this essay, and my comprise my attempt to take advantage of its potential.

I found that if people are candidates for the choir, they are so rare that there will not be anybody in their daily lives who also is. The maximum social circle that most people can manage is a few hundred people, but I am looking for something like 1-in-5,000 (it might be as auspicious as 1-in-1,000, but I have my doubts, and it might be a far smaller proportion) so the odds are that those prospective choir members will not have anybody among their families, friends, and colleagues who can also learn the song and sing it. That is just the reality of the numbers, which took me years of harsh learning to understand. The social-circle approach will not work for what I have in mind, but I am using a new technology with a global reach to find those needles in haystacks. Also, a primary purpose of this essay is to improve those odds. Make no mistake, it is also about the numbers, but it is as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, that he would rather march with one person who understood why they were marching than a hundred who did not. Essentially, Dennis always amassed “armies” that did not really understand or were not aligned with the goal, and mutiny attempts came early and often.

One major problem with making a positive impact on a global level, ultra-elite machinations aside, is that almost nobody focuses on what is important, which I hope to help remedy with this essay. Almost everybody hacks at branches if they hack at all. Conspiracists tend to obsess on elite machinations, which is an exercise of dubious benefit to begin with, but they often become paranoid and also confuse retail elites or other interests with the GCs. Bill Gates and David Rockefeller are probably not members of the GCs’ organization. Also, I learned that ultra-elites can only play their games with the responsibility that almost all people have abdicated as they play the victim. The GCs are only a symptom of our malaise, not a cause. They cannot be beaten at their game, and it is counterproductive and can even be suicidal to try. Making them obsolete is probably the best that we can do. While conspiracists often fixate on ultra-elite machinations, intellectuals, academics, and scientists tend to deny that such activities even exist or are meaningful. It took me many years to understand their resistance to even acknowledging ultra-elite existence, and I think it partly relates to the mainstream scientific worldview that . They have an ideological aversion to the notion that anybody manipulates events on a global scale, and believe that what seems conspiratorial is only anarchic elites competing with each other, which is like Darwin’s view of evolution. They believe that conspiracists see a pattern where none exists, or that the situation can be explained without invoking conscious intent, like materialistic hypotheses of how the universe operates. Radical leftists have to the of such elites; such an idea scares them. Neither obsession nor denial helps people attain productive understandings of the issue. Conspiracists and structuralists are united in thinking like victims, and that, as I see it, . Until they relinquish thinking like a victim, they will not constructively engage the critical issues that humanity faces, and energy ranks above all else. Victims are reactive instead of proactive, and only and resulting action has a prayer of working, in my opinion.

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Why are so many people saying rich people more likely to lie on this survey than poor people? I don't see any evidence that being rich makes you feel guilty for being unhappy so you try to cover it up, even to the extent that you want to cover it up to researchers you will never know personally.

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I agree very much with #8 and others. 1/ Happiness is a relative concept. And 2/ rich people tend to not admit it when they are not happy. The approach to study the correlation between consequences of unhappiness (such as the number of suicides as suggested by Arthur) and incomes seems much more relevant (although suicide seems to me too extreme to be considered as being a consequence of unhappiness, maybe the rate of usage of anti-depressant drugs could also be seen as such less extreme proxy). Another possibility could be to do the same survey by showing instead the perception of happiness from the point of view of close friends or relative. Unhappy rich people could lie but most probably not the close people around them. Although I admit putting it in place such survey on a large scale basis may not practically be an easy task.

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