This week's topic is: Boredom and Wealth
Part 1: ‘How Happy Are the Idle Rich?
Idle rich: (n.) a person so rich they don’t need to work anymore
truism: (n.) a statement that is so obvious or said so often that its truth is not questioned
beat the odds: (phrase) succeed even when the chances are low
you can only (…) so much: (phrase) a person cannot do something indefinitely; they will get tired or it won’t be effective anymore
move the ball down the field: (phrase) to continue working towards a goal.
Part 2: Boredom Explained
Rewarding: (adj.) an activity that provides satisfaction when done
mismatch: (n.) difference; two things not fitting together
weigh up: (v.) evaluate something’s worth.