In March 2007, Thich Nhat Hanh made his second trip back to Vietnam, his home country, since leaving in 1966. According to a BBC report made at that time, the Zen master said:
“Today, people’s minds are on stocks and news headlines. They no longer have time to take care of themselves or their loved ones. And even though they have lots of money, they aren’t happy.
“I’ve met many millionaires. They’re not happy people.”