I read the news every day (well, every weekday), but I have to admit I am no longer voracious about it. I find that many of the rich people the news obsessively follows (picking out Elon Musk by way of example), are people who have no connection to me and never really will, and have no earthly reason to care about what they say or do. I would append “at my age”, but they never have been in that place ever. They might as well live on Mars. The other thing I’m coming to realize is that ultra rich people and ‘celebrities’ are usually in those positions due to fortunate happenstance alone, and so comparison of one’s own situation to theirs is utterly pointless.
Maybe I’ll turn out wise after all.