02 Jul Money might not buy happiness…but it might buy satisfaction
Another chapter in the interesting debate about money and happiness…
by David Freeman
(CBS) Money can’t buy you love, but how about happiness? Sorry, but a new survey of more than 136,000 people in 132 countries around the world – the first such survey ever conducted – suggests that it can’t buy that either.
The survey, conducted by the Gallup organization, shows that while greater affluence often brings greater “life satisfaction,” it doesn’t necessarily increase positive feelings.
“If you look at life satisfaction – how you evaluate your life as a whole – you see a pretty strong correlation around the world between income and happiness,” Ed Diener, a senior scientist at Gallup, said in a prepared statement. “On the other hand it’s pretty shocking how small the correlation is with positive feelings and enjoying yourself.”