The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

How to Buy Happiness

Can money buy happiness? It’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of working more and more hours, chasing more and more money, in the hopes of getting happier. But after a certain point, despite our hard-wired belief to the contrary, more money doesn’t bring more happiness. In this episode, Arthur and Ceci discuss the sometimes complicated relationship between money, happiness, and satisfaction. They also share how, at any income level, with a little knowledge and practice, we can actually use money to buy a little more happiness.

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References and further reading:

How to Buy Happiness | Arthur Brooks

High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being | Daniel Kahneman, Angus Deaton

Experienced well-being rises with income, even above $75,000 per year | Matthew A. Killingsworth

Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life | Ashley Whillans