It’s all about the money, honey. Such wise, true words. It seems so, as a new research in the UK revealed that people preferred to have money over family and friends. According to the research, Britons ‘believe that they can afford a luxurious life on 4,413 pound-a-month after tax and national insurance are deducted’. This is apparently wishful thinking because this would mean that the annual pay package has to be over 80,000 pounds, more than three times the national average of 26,100 pounds. 2,000 people were taken for this research, commissioned by Skrill, who believed that they could live comfortably for around 30,000 pounds a year. The same study showed that people considered money more important that friends and family even. People are fine with sacrificing time socializing with friends or even spending time with family when it comes to matters of money – even if it means going out lesser with their partners! Sacrifices after these included clothes, eating out, gym memberships and also charity. End of the day, it seems the world is crunching to become a much smaller place with people preferring to be rich and isolated rather than content with little and with company.
Another thing that the research showed was that people also believed that cash is going to disappear soon, in the next 20 years, with internet and mobile phones being used for shopping instead. It is a sad circle that life is coming to but is this the sad truth of affairs that mankind has to start accepting? One wonders.