04 Feb Maybe you can buy happiness…time for shopping, anyone?
It's been said that those who believe you can't buy happiness are just shopping in the wrong places!
Well, the money and happiness debate is often misunderstood; and you can buy happiness if you spend your money in the right way; which is what this article is all about…
The Top 10 Ways That You Can Buy Happiness
by Joel Brown
Money should make you happy. At least, it should if you’re spending it right.
That’s the argument put forth by University of B.C. psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn. In a paper co-authored by two world-renowned experts on happiness, Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University and Timothy Wilson of the University of Virginia, Dunn argues that most people are terrible at predicting what will make them happy, leading them to routinely spend money on all the wrong things.
“Money is an opportunity for happiness, but it is an opportunity that people routinely squander because the things they think will make them happy often don’t,” writes Dunn and her colleagues.
For decades, researchers have known that money buys happiness, but only up to a point.
Research shows that wealthy people are not significantly happier than those with moderate incomes — and according to conventional wisdom, that’s because many of the things that make us happy aren’t for sale.
Dunn and her co-authors of the paper, “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Then You Probably Aren’t Spending It Right” — to be published in the upcoming Journal of Consumer Psychology — adamantly disagree with that assertion.
They boldly suggest that if you spend wisely, “money can buy many, if not most, if not all of the things that make people happy.”
Drawing on their research, The Province presents 10 ways to better spend your money…
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