Many people think that having more money leads to happiness? Is that really true?
According to a paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, people with higher education live a longer life. Some researchers say that it is the income due to the higher education that leads to happiness. Most researchers disagree, they say money does help treat sickness, but higher education prevents people from getting sick in the first place. For example, people with a college degree live a healthier lifestyle, they are more informed about staying healthy and most importantly, they have higher paying... [+] Read more
Finding happiness is a universally promoted value. Although, constantly searching to be happy has been found to give opposite effects. It is a paradox. In fact, two researchers, Brett Ford and Matt Killingsworth, examined the causes and consequences of searching for happiness.
“The paradox of happiness is that even though the objective conditions of our lives have improved dramatically, we haven't actually gotten any happier”, said Matt Killingsworth at the TEDxCambridge Conference in November 2011. As Americans, we tend to buy happiness. We buy new technologies because we expect... [+] Read more