$75,000 Marks the Borderline for Happiness

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This is purely scientific data – the place where happiness dwells does not extend beyond the salary of $75,000.

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The Princeton University boffins who were wondering what happiness is built up of conducted a survey delving into the quality of life and went through more than 450,000 opinions. The correlation between a higher income and a greater feeling of happiness was obvious… until income reached the level of £50,000 ($75,000). After that happiness just ceased reacting.

While those who are still struggling to reach over the coveted $75,000 may shrug at this news, people who have passed this mark confess a change of values, with relationship issues, family life and routine life affecting their sense of well-being far more than an extra wad of money coming.

Therefore while appreciation of life and relief from strife strengthen alongside income for a certain period, after the pivot point scientists report “striking differences” in the behavior of these aspects.

A comment from Professor Daniel Kahneman says: “Beyond $75,000 higher income is neither the road to experienced happiness nor the road to the relief of unhappiness or stress.” Although, he points out, as we go down from the income sum that marks what seems to be happiness’s worth, a weakening feeling of satisfaction with life and growing stress symptoms are observed. Poverty is not good for us, and now it is scientifically proved!

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