Unlike previous generations, we know exactly how the other half live. So it's only natural that aspirations around wealth and fame infiltrate our psyche. We all have dreams of winning the lottery or becoming a famous celebrity. A study in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that wealthy people were more likely than those with low socioeconomic backgrounds to have unrealistic goals. It seems social media has kept these dreams alive and thriving.
We need to start being honest with ourselves about the role of wealth in our society. Affluence has never been more valuable — both in terms of monetary value and general esteem.
Firstly, it's important to recognise that women make up a majority of the minimum wage workforce. Secondly, the gender pay gap is not that the best of something; it's more about having the best paying job. In today's world, salary has very little to do with a person's pay grade and should be ignored in the pursuit of an excellent work/life balance.
Well, I don't really know about you, but when I walk into a childcare facility, it feels like I can breathe for the first time in days. It's great to be able to check out a good education plan, and of course enrolling my kid in their preschool program is an important decision. I'm looking forward to this summer and I really appreciate how happy the kids are to have two of us working so hard for them.
When a celebrity's name is attached to a particular product, it can propel the product to huge heights of popularity. The idea that "teachers can't generate as much value as an Olympic runner" is patently absurd. Not only do famous athletes, including track stars such as Usain Bolt and tennis stars such as Serena Williams, pose with products for publicity shots, but they also discuss them at press conferences and in hugely popular TV shows.