a great deal of scientific research and survey data has demonstrated the truth of the saying. Beyond a certain point, increased wealth really doesn’t lead to increased happiness–unless you give it away.
Another article in the New York Times reports this startling fact:
In fact, a poll of New Yorkers found that those who earned more than $200,000 a year were the most likely of any income group to agree that “seeing other people with money” makes them feel poor.
So if you’re still thinking that you would be happy if only you were someone else–a successful business owner, say, or a famous musician–it’s time to abandon that thought. If you think that being wealthy will make you happy–no, it won’t.
What will make you happy? Hey, if I knew that, I’m sure it’d make me rich.
© mathew 2017