Money is Not The Key To Happiness

Money is Not The Key To Happiness

Financial success is seen by many as a life dream. To accomplish this goal, they have to sacrifice their time at the expense of relationships with close people and friends. People think that money is a guarantee of happiness, because they can get everything they want. On the other hand, people ignore social relationships and usually let them cool down. Therefore, reestablishing relationships is very complicated.

Folk wisdom claims, as do American psychologists, that people who focus on economic success often feel lonely in their personal lives. But why is that? Psychologist Lora Park and her colleagues analyzed the results of five previous studies, which monitored a total of more than 2,500 people, and concluded that the explanation of the frequent contradiction between financial success and happiness is closely related to social relationships.

If these relationships are not maintained on a regular basis, the individual will feel completely isolated even if they have better financial opportunities. There is also a clear change in personality, who no longer understands interpersonal relationships as before. Therefore, the authors of the research emphasize that for well-being, satisfaction and happiness, it is of utmost importance to maintain personal relationships, even if it is difficult.


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