Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness Afterall

By Kevin on December 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is an interesting Fast Company infographic which maps overall happiness levels to countries around the world. You can see a direct correlation between happiness and GDP/wealth.

An important point, however, is that there are diminishing returns to money and happiness. Once you have your basic needs met, more money doesn’t generally drive happiness to even higher levels. What does? A sense of purpose, relationships and experiences.


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