“Wealth” is a relative thing

Posted by | Comments (2)  | August 20, 2004
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

2 Responses to ““Wealth” is a relative thing”

  1. timmy Says:

    I had occassion recently to read the e-mails of an Indian living and working in the US; he would frequently receive e-mails from young men and women who had just finished their degrees at home and were looking for work in the US. One of them asked him about the standard of living and he said, There’s really not much difference in the standard of living between the rich and the poor. I was surprised by that statement at first, but my surprise just makes Alain’s point: the difference in standard of living is just the degree of something – a big-screen TV vs. a regulard TV – and not the possession or availability of the thing itself.

  2. Rolf Says:

    Thanks an interesting and valid perspective, Timmy — thanks for sharing it…