Do People Want Riches to Buy Stuff or Status? | Scott H Young - Deepstash
Why people want riches

Even though material conditions have improved during the last few decades, happiness has decreased.

This can be because of two factors:

  • Pe...

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Do People Want Riches to Buy Stuff or Status? | Scott H Young

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Most wealth is acquired because people want status. You want to spend money to show everyone else that you have the power to buy.

But seeking status is a low-status b...

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A fundamental conflict is that we want status but also don't want to be seen as people who want status.

  • Some people think the solution is to wipe yourself free of the need to gain status...

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A possible reason so many people pursue the delusional approach is that it is the most effective or sincere resolution to inner conflict.

A solution could be to accept our need for status lik...

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