October 9, 2013

Happiness Comes From People, Not Things

A new Swedish study finds that it’s not our iPhones or Macbook Pros (although I love them both) that make us happy, but people and human relationships. After scouring newspapers, researchers found that personal pronouns like “us,” “you,” “me”, and “we,” were found in close proximity to the word “happiness.” But words like “iPhone” or “Google” were almost never associated with the word “happiness.” Researchers said that it doesn’t mean our material things make us unhappy; they just don’t seem to come up in the same context as the word for happiness. They say their findings hold true to the old saying “money can’t buy happiness.”

[ Read the Article: Our Possessions Do Not Make Us Happy, Sorry iPhone ]

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