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 arenâ€™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 â€œhedonic treadmillâ€: their expectations rise at the same pace as their incomes, and the happiness they seek remains constantly just out of reach.
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