The Psychology of Happiness

Can money buy happiness? A recent study suggests not, but being richer than your friends can. Research has found that happiness is connected to a person’s social rank much more than their size of pocket.

The lead researcher, Dr Chris Boyce, Psychologist, said “Earning £1 million a year appears not to be enough to make you happy if you know your friends all earn £2 million a year”.

I guess this means that happiness might be easier to achieve for some people and much harder for others- depending on how rich your friends are!

If you win the Lottery, think twice before moving house, you may find your new neighbours are richer than you!

Ali x


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