Monday, November 27, 2006

This Doesn't Surprise Me at All

Study: Money-happiness link is complex - Yahoo! News: "NEW YORK - Does money buy happiness? It's sometimes said that scientists have found no relationship between money and happiness, but that's a myth, says University of Illinois psychologist Ed Diener.

The connection is complex, he says. But in fact, very rich people rate substantially higher in satisfaction with life than very poor people do, even within wealthy nations, he says.

'There is overwhelming evidence that money buys happiness,' said economist Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England. The main debate, he said, is how strong the effect is."


Anonymous said...

I, for one, am willing to act as a test subject to see if money can buy ME happiness. Send donations directly to me. Bill, as implementer, you would, of course, receive a fair share of the collection.

Unknown said...

First I have to get the money!

Cap'n Bob said...

I'm miserable anyway, might as well be rich as well.

Brent McKee said...

Money can't buy happiness...but it can make being miserable a lot more comfortable.