Quality of life is the measure of your overall life satisfaction level, while your standard of living is the measure of your earthly comforts. A person who displays a high quality life has peace, happiness, and a sense that he or she is a success not for the things of life, but for the intangibles such as a sense of community and life contribution. A person who enjoys a high standard living may have all the visible trappings of modern success such as the cars, houses, and toys; but without a high quality of life, these things are often unsatisfying. For most people, having a high quality life, with a reasonable standard living provides a worthwhile and satisfying life. For those who wish to pursue a high standard living , it is important to keep a high quality life as well. You might think of the choice this way – with wisdom comes high quality life and with money comes high standard living. Money is a great tool, but wisdom is far more valuable.