Friday, June 30, 2006

Money Can't Buy Happiness

The journal Science published a study today that shows money doesn't buy happiness.

Arthur Stone, vice chairman of the psychology department of Stony Brook University of Long Island, New York said, "When you look at people's actual experience, the rich are not happier than others. And if they are, it has little to do with the money they have." Stone, and others professors at other universities, conducted the study. You can read an account of it here.

This shouldn't be news to anyone. Remember what Jesus said - "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." In other words, money can't buy happiness! It's too bad that too many of us think it can.


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