Life at № 42
Turning Points asked Yao Chen, Karl Lagerfeld, Andreja Pejic, Yanis Varoufakis, Richard Hell and others why people are so rarely satisfied with life’s necessities.
Continue reading: Are the Best Things in Life Free? – The New York Times
Very interesting points from a number of them. It is however sort of an indulgent question. Some people can sit around wondering what could possibly satisfy them while the vast majority on the planet are simply trying to figure out how to survive and make ends meet. From a purely practical perspective I’d say it’s virtually impossible to enjoy the free things in life without having some costly ones. How does one enjoy a romance or an evening with friends, or a day on the beach if they’re struggling to pay their rent or mortgage or have to figure out how to subsist on a UK basic pension of £115 per week?