It’s been said many times that you can’t buy happiness with money. The Washington Post runs the article about the research that begs to differ:
Not only did the extra income appear to lower the instance of behavioral and emotional disorders among the children, but, perhaps even more important, it also boosted two key personality traits that tend to go hand in hand with long-term positive life outcomes.
The first is conscientiousness. People who lack it tend to lie, break rules and have trouble paying attention. The second is agreeableness, which leads to a comfort around people and aptness for teamwork. And both are strongly correlated with various forms of later life success and happiness.
6 thoughts on “Money vs. happiness”
you can buy something which makes you happy ;)
The idea that you can buy stuff makes you worry less. Worrying less makes you happier. :)
Leonid Mamchenkov no, I’m talking about stuff which makes you happy not less worry – ticket to your favorite rock band, football team, F1 racing, trip to Rome, moon or Mars, book you’d like to read etc
Money can’t buy you love, but you may get a nice pair of tight tits and a matching pair of long legs for that extra buck.
Money can make you work more and you won’t have time to enjoy your life. I think we just need to know how much money is enough for us to be happy and free.