So Why Aren't We Happier Than Our Grandparents?


I want to let you know about an article I read in Medical XPress titled "Scientists explain why having more money doesn't make us happier." The question addressed is why we aren't happier if living standards have risen as much as they have. And the answer is fascinating: policies that focus on economic stability rather than high growth and the risk instability impact happiness. Said differently, "people experience the pain of losing money more intensely than the joys of earning more." This research has all kinds of implications for monetary and workplace policies, and I am interested in hearing your thoughts on what you think these implications are in the Comments section below. Thank you.