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(Don't) Keep up with the Joneses

Source: "Why So Many Rich People Don't Feel Very Rich" Economix blog Jan 11, 2011

tl;dr summary: The rate of increase in household income raises exponentially, with the steepest rates of increase at the top few percentiles. Those going from the 30th percentile to the 35th percentile will need to increase their income by $4,000 annually, whereas those going from the 91st percentile to the 96th percentile need to increase their income by $324,900.

This surprises me, because all that is involved to avoid feel that way is to realize how irrational it is. Can you honestly poor when making more than $100K per year? The bar seems so absurd - I would like to be able to make limitless consumption. Please. Thank you very much.

Would I care for billions and millions of dollars? Sure, I just will not fret over it.

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