Monday, January 21, 2013

Change: Can Money Buy Happiness?

Humans are very sensitive to change: When we get a raise or commission, we really enjoy it — but we adapt at incredible speeds to our new wealth.

Some studies have shown that in North America additional income beyond $75,000 a year ceases to impact day-to-day happiness.

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants,” Ben Franklin — who was born 307 years ago today — is often (mis-)quoted as having proclaimed. 

In asking what you would do if money were no object, Alan Watts echoed Franklin as he advocated for liberating creative purpose from money-work.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it is a topic of debate. Some people would say that money is all that is required to fulfill your dreams. By that, you will get happiness. While some would say that it is a just an obsession with materialistic things. Whatever be the result, one thing is sure that money really matters in this world.

    Ramiz Jilani
    Forex Fund Manager