I know a LOT of people personally who are obsessed with wealth.. Aquisition of items, goods, wealth itsself for the sake of being wealthy. It's thier obsession. Of course i live in L.A., where it's practically a prerequisite of living here to be greedy and obsessed with money. So are rich people happier? I don't think so. Being rich brings with it it's own set of problems. Sure you don't have to worry about affording basics, but you worry about loosing the wealth you've acquired. You worry about your status, and other such things. I don't think wealth brings happiness. I believe happiness is a choice- that you are happy because you choose to be happy with yourself and your station in life-regardless of where you fall in the scale. But I'm interested in thoughts of this. Would you be ultimately happy with obscene wealth? How much wealth would it take to buy your happiness, if it could?