Is it possible to buy happiness for money? Scientists say Yes
Researchers from Purdue University in the US claim that happiness is still possible to buy the level of income affects the overall life satisfaction. And without life satisfaction happy not to be.
Happiness money can not buy? It seems that this is a rhetorical question, and if to answer it, the answer is negative: no, do not buy.
However, researchers from Purdue University in the US claim that happiness is still possible to buy the level of income affects the overall life satisfaction. And without life satisfaction happy not to be.
But there are nuances. The price of happiness is very different from region to region, and it is not so easy to find the “Golden mean”, said the head of the team of researchers Andrew Jebb. After all, if you earn too much, the happiness will subside and you should be ready to unpleasant “side effects”.
To determine the very middle for each region, the Agency Gallup, in conjunction with researchers from Purdue University conducted a survey in which participated more than 1.7 million people from 164 countries.
The researchers came to the conclusion that the average price of the happiness in the world is $95 thousand per year (5.3 million rubles): this is the level of income promotes growth to very high levels of life satisfaction index.
But as soon as you have reached a certain level of wealth begins to grow the level of anxiety, and everything changes.
After reaching conducive to the happiness level of income, future wage growth generally leads to lower levels of life satisfaction and well-being.
As the researchers concluded from the team of Andrew Jibba, the reverse effect from income growth is associated with the fact that people at this moment starting to care about her social status, and this leads to higher levels of anxiety.