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  Wanting to be rich and famous is bad for you
Updated 16 March 2003, 13.51
David and Victoria Beckham
Children in Western society are getting depressed because they're obsessed with being rich, famous or beautiful.

Kids between nine and 12 were asked and tested for depression.

Researchers found many kids wanted to be celebs or really rich more than anything else.

The ones who believed money, stardom and being attractive made you happy were more likely to be miserable.

Healthy attitudes

That's because sometimes those can be very unrealistic things to aim for and we get down if it doesn't happen.

Happier kids are the ones who think feeling good is about healthy attitudes.

They reckon just trying to achieve your goals and having good friendships is enough.

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opening quoteBeing rich wouldn't be so bad! But I can't get miserable if it doesn't happen cos so few people are really loaded, are they?closing quote
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