02 Jan Happiness is…a Ponzi Scheme!
This short and interesting article by one of the leaders in positive psycholoyg, Chris Peterson, on happiness and ponzi schemes is definitely worth reading; for a short sample, read on…
Positive psychologists sometimes write about psychological capital, meaning intellectual, emotional and social resources that we can build up and later draw upon when times are tough. Dubbing these resources “capital” is catchy but misleading. Real capital – money – can indeed run out. Psychological capital (such as happiness) cannot. It is not a finite thing that goes away when given away. Living the good life is like having your own mint. The psychologically rich simply get richer, and there are no laws against being fulfilled and content.
To read the full article, which is very relevant for anyone interested in positive psychology and happiness – click here