Happiness

02008-01-15 | Internet, Musings | 0 comments

Before and after bling I understand. But "during bling"? That’s just a blip.
Richard Layard’s research into happiness: “Americans are about twice as rich as they were in the 1970s but report not being any happier; the Japanese are six times as rich as they were in 1950 and aren’t any happier, either. Looking at the data from all over the world, it is clear that, instead of getting happier as they become better off, people get stuck on a “hedonic treadmill”: their expectations rise at the same pace as their incomes, and the happiness they seek remains constantly just out of reach.
(Via Click opera)

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