According to the results of a recent report by the Office of National Statistics the majority of the British population are healthier and living much longer than in years gone by with many eating a more healthy diet and the number of people smoking has more than halved since 1974. Apparently the average life expectancy for men is now 77, compared with 82 for women. Interesting.
Apparently many Brits also have more money than in years gone by with individuals' net wealth more than doubling between 1987 and 2006. That's probably just as well as they need it with the way the cost of living has gone up here recently.
However despite being wealthier and healthier, today's Britons are no happier. According to the report results, once people reach a certain wealth level, having money makes absolutely no difference to their happiness. It seems the old saying, "Money can't buy happiness", is very true.
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