Princess Diana: Moderately Moody Rich

Posted by admin on Friday, September 1, 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales Money Quote asking if our happiness and mental state start on a continuum with happy and poor, then would it be reasonable to proceed toward medium rich and moody. Diana, Princess of Wales said:
 
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“They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?” — Princess Diana

 

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In this quote, Princess Diana is jokingly suggesting a compromise between being purely happy but poor on one hand, and rich but miserable on the other. She proposes that being “moderately rich and just moody” could be a middle ground option.

The best interpretation is that while wealth does not guarantee happiness, having some financial security and comforts can help alleviate stressors and allow one to focus on other life priorities beyond basic survival. However, riches do not inoculate against normal human emotions or challenges to well-being.

Overall, Princess Diana seems to be acknowledging that both money and moods are out of one’s complete control, so a balanced perspective is preferable to unrealistic expectations of being perfectly happy or wealthy.

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