Satisfaction Satisfaction describes a feeling of fulfillment or contentment. Its meaning is relative and often dependent on one’s definition of success as applied to specific areas of life. In our financial lives, “satisfaction” is as much (if not more) an emotional issue as a practical one. That is because a sense of satisfaction is highly […]
In the Happiness Hypothesis, psychologist Jonathan Haidt wrote that long ago he developed a metaphor to help him make sense of his often self-sabotaging behaviors: The image that I came up with for myself, as I marveled at my weakness, was that I was a Rider on the back on an Elephant. I’m holding the […]
For many years, the prevailing theory was that individuals have a genetically determined happiness set point. In other words, scientists believed that each person could temporarily experience more happiness (depending on circumstances, relationships, and life events), but would then slide back to his or her “pre-programmed” set point. In fact, less than two decades ago, […]
Do you desire to be rich? The word “rich” can be defined as “possessing great material wealth,” and it can also be defined as that which is “abundant, meaningful, and significant.” Therefore, which kind of wealth do you desire the most? Do you want to experience a life of riches or a rich life? Author […]
Whilst the Beatles sang “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” and that is probably true, it turns out that “Money CAN Buy Happiness”. Scientific research has concluded that it is how you spend your money that can affect your level of happiness, both positively and negatively. To help you spend your money wisely, here are six ways of doing […]
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness – when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen to surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people.