From: Bob Condor, Chicago Tribune, December 09, 1998
People with 5 or more close friends (excluding family) are 50% more likely to describe themselves as very happy than people with fewer.
-- University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center
One survey of 800 college alumni showed that classmates who valued high income, job success and prestige more than close friends and a loving marriage were twice as likely to be fairly or very unhappy.
From: Bob Condor, Chicago Tribune, December 08, 1998
Mary Finneran is a Salomon Smith Barney stockbroker with a number of clients who make more money in an up market than many people earn over a lifetime.
Many of her clients are surprisingly calm as the market swings wildly up and down, she said, sometimes accepting even the lowest ebbs with cheer.
Still, "a few clients want every last morsel," said Finneran.
"It doesn't matter how much they make. Interestingly, those are the people in my work that seem most unhappy."