Are they happier?
Are people who devote their lives to gaining the favor of influential people (and succeed at it), happier than those who don't?
The following anecdote is just an example to illustrate what I mean, not the topic of the thread: I had a friend in college who was an extreme people-pleaser. She only pleased those she thought were important for her socioeconomic advancement at any given stage in her life, though. Twenty-five years later, I hear that she's the HR VP of the national stock exchange in this country, having started from practically nothing and having only a bachelor of arts degree, which she barely passed.
Sorry if the question sounds strange, I'm NLD (non-verbal learning disorder) and always trying to make sense of the non-verbal world around me...
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.