May 12, 2011

Will Smith is too rich for his own happiness, Part II.

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald in my favorite short story of all time, Rich Boy.


We already knew Will Smith, who is loveable, isn’t loved in Ireland so much anymore—and for good reason.

We also knew that he loves the Law of Attraction, or whatever.

Now, we’re reminded once again that he’s bigger and better and richer than you or I. Why is this relevant to elephant? Because our goal in life is, whether poor, middle class, rich or super-richrich, to act with respect and generosity toward all. And it’s a bit easier to be generous to others, and happy in your self, if you can give away that 90K here and 50K there instead of spending it on “excessive” privileges.

Remember that Buddhist karmic law: if you want to be truly happy, think of others. If you want to be unhappy, think of yourself.

From What:

Celebs Are Not Like Us of the Day: Will Smith’s $9,000-a-week, 1,150sq. ft. Men In Black III trailer…comes complete with a lounge, a movie room, office space for 30 people, a full-service kitchen, a master bedroom, an all-granite bathroom, marble floors, and matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry.

But Smith’s SoHo neighbors aren’t all that impressed. “The smell that comes along with it is disgusting,” says SoHo resident Brigette Moreno. “It’s like living in a gas station.” Local shop owners are similarly unhappy with the 53-foot behemoth. “This is killing our business,” Greene Street Antiques co-owner Anessa Rahman told the New York Post.

Adding insult to injury is the fact that

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