Sometimes I think I focus too much on my standard of living, rather than my quality of life.
Ditto when I'm thinking of people in other countries. Just because they have less money than we do, are they necessarily less happy?
Of course, if someone is destitute and starving, that would be a situation where standard of living impacts quality of life. But above that, does money really make us happier?
There's no evidence that it does.