13 March 2011

The #Happynomics of Life #culture #meaning

The British case for measuring the happiness of a society, rather than G.D.P. alone, has become compelling.

Just what goes into well-being is confounding.

Many of the variables — like love and friendship and family relations — are hard to pin down. But British research has suggested that money itself does not confer happiness, although wealthier people tend to be happier; that employment is critical to self-esteem; that women tend to be happier than men; and that people need something beyond the material for fulfillment.


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