We’ve all heard the phrase: “Money doesn’t buy happiness.”

We’ve heard many multi-millionaires and billionaires talk about how unsatisfied they are with all their wealth and their success.

On a more somber note, we’ve heard about the numerous suicides, and rehab stints of many celebrities and scratched our heads.

Are you familiar with the numerous studies showing that once you make $75,000 or $100,000 in income your happiness level does actually increase?

How about the studies showing lottery winners aren’t actually happier when they win the lottery? If you aren’t check out the links below.

The evidence is overwhelming: money doesn’t buy happiness. Yet for some reason we do not believe it.

Many of us spend our lives chasing something that is absolutely proven to not make you happy.

Here’s the thing. You have an opportunity to listen to these studies.

You also have an opportunity to do what scientists have found truly make people happy. These include: family, community, work-life balance, a sense of purpose in your work, helping other people.

We listen to scientists about vaccines, cholesterol, but we don’t when it comes to happiness.

Maybe it’s time to follow the evidence and do what makes us happy.

Links:

https://www.livescience.com/10881-global-study-money-buy-happiness.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3634891/It-s-official-really-t-buy-happiness-People-crave-time-money-satisfied-life.html

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/money.aspx

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/01/classic-study-on-happiness-and-the-lottery.html

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