Psychosocially, which socioeconomic class is by far THE HAPPIEST? Why?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Psychosocially, which socioeconomic class is by far THE HAPPIEST? Why?

  2. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 3 years ago

    I would say the poor are NOT on that list, because the constant scrabble for day to day life makes it very hard to be happy.
    Middle class would be the minimum.
    Upper middle class I'd say is most likely, because they are wealthy enough to have all of their needs and most of their wants but have room to improve relative to others and their past state
    The lower level of the upper class, the aspirationals and imitators of the truly wealthy, may or may not be happier, since many get there by working 80 hour weeks or end up like the underacheivers of wealth in the Millionaire Next Door, spending to look rich but end up spending their capital so they don't built up their net worth. This group can also include people who were higher up and falling down, the shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. The person in the middle and staying there can be happy constantly, the person going up and then falling or born up and falling is NOT happy.
    At the upper level, there is envy, long work hours, rarely the life of luxury and only leisure that is the norm portrayed by the media. 90% of millionaires are first generation wealthy. Those who get to that top have usually worked long hours for decades to get there - and may only now in retirement enjoy it and have a little time to be happy.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer, you're ASTUTELY INTELLIGENT woman!!

  3. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    The upper class from the lower upper class to the solidly upper class are the happiest.  Because to them, money is no object. They don't have to worry about money, particularly to cover their expenses.  They have money to pay for their expenses plus a huge amount of discretionary income. 

    They have money for savings & investments.  They can leave their descendants a great socioeconomic legacy so their children can start their lives with myriad advantages.  They have the best quality of life.  They have better nutrition, clothing, education, & medical/health care.   They have access to higher technology in terms of health maintenance & body preservation than their poorer counterparts.  It is no mistake that the upper class looks younger than their years.

    They can afford to travel anywhere, especially to the most exotic locations in the world.  They can stay at private islands & at first class housing.  Also, they can use their wealth to help orders & to be the voice of others.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)