Poll: What would make you happier?
- 47% Covid-free life
- 25% Healthy portfolio
- 11% Having real friends
- 9% A new job
- 8% I’m happy as Larry
Our happiness poll revealed the inevitable; the majority of our community (47%) clearly recognise that the Covid pandemic is ruining their quality of life.
Happier times ahead is what they yearn for. Interestingly, the second most significant factor that would lift their happy feet shows that capitalism isn’t dead; 25% said a healthier portfolio would make them happy. Clearly a lot are happy with self-isolation as not many yearned for more real friends (11%). Is this a telling signal of our future tech-connected society? A new job (9%) left many in the community feeling, well, “meh”!
The saddest indictment is the fact that only 8% of the Invstr community felt they were already content – at least as much or equal to our friend Larry! As Columbia professor Andrew Delbanco said “As people spin faster and faster in the pursuit of merely personal happiness, they become exhausted in the futile effort of chasing themselves.” So, Chill guys!