There is a famous saying: Happiness with money can not be bought. Money, however, are not only able to make one truly happy, but they can prevent him from finding happiness.
According to a new study conducted by Dr. Miriam Tatzel of State University of New York, after the annual income overcomes $ 72,000, people begin to pay more attention to their career than to the pursuit of happiness.
However, before the salary reaches $ 72,000, the employees do not live their life to the fullest, because they strive to earn more. The study found that winners more ignore what really makes them happy – a strong relationship and positive impressions.
„Emotional well-being increases with income, but no further progress after the annual income rises above $ 75,000 – says Miriam Tatzel. – A society in which some people are admired for their fabulous wealth, establish a standard of success that is unattainable for many. However, people strive for it working more and more.
„As noted by Dr. Tatzel presenting his research at the American Psychological Association, contemporary culture suggests that the possibility of wasting money can make a person happy, but in reality is just the opposite.
She shows previous psychological studies that have demonstrated that basic needs such as good social life and independence, are far more likely to make a person happier than the pursuit of money.
People with modest requirements are generally much happier, she says in an interview with the online edition of the British Mail Online.
The psychologist says that the key to a happy life are the good memories. Instead, people spend money to buy unnecessary things often take a loan, and this, in turn, leads to the fact that they have to work more.
The researcher urges people to think less materialistic, and is confident that it will make them happier.