Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Does money buy happiness?

We all think we'd be happy making millions of dollars. Here's a tale of a guy who walked away from making millions and is happier than he was before.


They have actually done studies that you will be happier going from food stamps to say, making $50,500 to $75,000. But making $150,000 make not make you happier than making $75,000 and are living the middle class lifestyle.

But the shame of our society is so many workers are making minimum wage while their CEOs are making millions.

Your thoughts?



  1. I read this this morning when you posted it, and it has stuck with me all day. Hard to believe those number he mentioned for bonuses. Just crazy...

  2. This is such a great reminder that it's the *feeling* we're going for, not the thing. In his case, he wanted the feeling of power, which he could have without all the wealth. Thanks for the thought-provoking post.

  3. "Money does not give happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Rolls-Royce than in a Volkswagen" is an often quoted saying by Francoise Sagan (French writer, 1935-2004)...lol...

    Ok, now seriously ...

    I'm so glad I live in the country that I live where such differences are so rare. .
    I actually feel sorry for those people who expect everything in life in terms of money.