The Pursuit of Happiness
Happy Fourth of July! There are many things one can be grateful for on Independence Day. One reason to be particularly thankful to live in this country is our nation’s recognition of the pursuit of happiness. Happiness includes many things, but the right to enjoy the fruits of our labors is a key ingredient.
I therefore found this website of the Global Rich List offers a useful perspective of just how thankful we should be as Americans. If you are an average American and earn the median of $48,201 a year, then you’re among the top 60 million richest people in the world, or in the global top 1%. If you are fortunate enough to make $200,000 then you are one of the 750,000 richest people in the world, or in the top 0.01%.
Measured from a global perspective, you are exceedingly fortunate and blessed, whether your earnings equal that of an average American or, like many readers of this blog, much more than that.